Launch of the IEUME project
The 'Empowering Immigrants' EU Social and Civic Participation through Innovative Media for Education – IEUME' project commenced its work with its kick-off meeting held in Lisbon on the 17th and 18th of January. The project is being undertaken with the support of Erasmus+ by a consortium of organizations comprised by Factor Social (Portugal), AMSED (France), ENTER (Austria), University of Malta (Malta), CARDET and Diplomatic Academy - University of Nicosia (Cyprus) and its overarching aim to contribute in the integration of migrants.
The first meeting, attended by all project managers of the implementing partners, served as an excellent opportunity for the members of the project team to acquaint themselves with one another and most importantly with the scope and tasks of the project. Moreover, a structured plan and timeframe were set for the development and delivery of the outputs of the project. Upon the completion of the meeting, the partners booked their next meeting in Strasbourg in September to review and discuss the progress of the work.
IEUME wishes to support, via innovative educational tools, the integration process of people with a migrant background (refugees, asylum seekers and economic migrants). The project will design and develop an inclusive, interactive and user-friendly digital toolkit which will also feature gamified modules covering European socio-cultural, political and economic issues. In essence, the IEUME project will assist individuals of migrant background to receive information and to better understand important aspects of EU-related issues as well the rights and opportunities the Union offers them. The educational resources to be developed and made available will cover the fields of EU Institutions, Access to Rights, Political Culture and Civic Participation, Employability and Cultural Heritage.