EU-Prepare partnership’s global objective is to provide assistance to families of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers to go through the transitional process before, while and after their arrival in the European Union through safe and legal pathways. EU-Prepare wants to accommodate their skills and their cultural heritage with European civic values and priorities.
We intend to do this by elaborating an innovative bilingual curriculums adopted to their linguistic skills proposing a practice based, playful method which combines linguistic education and psychological, emotional and cultural preparation to integrate new practices in the hosting country.
The learning tools we would like to create are based on the valorisation of skills gained during their previous life experience and which can be adapted to a new life style, new environment and which can help to acquire new skills as well.
These tools will be integrated into an online curriculum simulating realistic situations through visual and audiovisual tools:
cartoons and short animations that our target groups are likely to encounter during the first few months after their arrival to one of the European Union’s countries.
The visual stories will be alternated by interactive online games which help users to practice newly acquired knowledge about civic values, environmental protection and digital skills while they will also help them to assimilate information about new life circumstances and to learn expressions in their hosting countries’ languages to facilitate daily challenges such as shopping, traveling, asking for information and sharing it, using digital tools, etc.
The online character of these exercises will introduce into their daily practices the use of the internet and different online tools in order to catch up gradually with local digital practices.
We’ll also create printable versions of the curriculum that can be distributed by social workers when providing primer assistance in searching for accommodation, financial support or help to execute administrative tasks. By doing this, we will ensure the transmission of useful information about local values and practices as well as psychological and intellectual preparation for lifestyle changes from the very beginning of their stay within European countries.
Accordingly to the three main priorities, the curriculum will be constructed around three main topics :
1.Good practices in environmental protection and healthcare, recycling clothes and materials, selective waste collection, relationship to surrounding nature: forests, rivers, parks, helping to adopt good practices within these places, relationship to domestic and wild animals.
2. Learning civic values and engagement, preparing them for sexual, ethnic and denominational diversity, democratic principles, encouraging them for seeking and sharing knowledge
3. Use of digital tools in everyday life to learn to execute simple or more complex administrative tasks and to learn.