Erasmus+ KA2 - Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices. KA205 - Strategic Partnerships for youth

Erasmus+ KA2 – Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices. KA205 – Strategic Partnerships for youth

Following  priorities set up by the EC (see Council conclusions on reinforcing youth work to ensure cohesive societies 2015/C 170/02) MOSCAD project is an action to further strengthen quality in youth work through the development of  methods  which can be used in different forms of youth work in the different situations of the Member States at all levels. The key role that youth work can play in reaching out to all young people of different backgrounds, including marginalized for various reasons youth, must be stressed. This is essential in countries with are on the forefront of social and demographic changes in Europe. This countries are represented in the project as partners  from  Poland, Lithuania, Hungary, Spain and Germany. This countries either are involved in the present refugee crisis (like De, HU which are a hotspot of immigration from Syria) or will be in foreseeable future (Poland with the still active conflict in the Ukraine will be the next hotspot for immigration). These are also countries with diverse cultural minorities, such as the Roma minority in Romania in Poland, Russian minority in Lithuania or various minorities in Spain (including immigrants from Morocco and Algeria). And as such the project becomes a step in combating geographical, social and educational inequalities which can lead to despair and create a fertile ground for extremism (see “The declaration on Promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education, Paris17.03.2015). It is the project philosophy that by taking experiences accumulated by partners from this countries new methods and tools can be developed.

The main objective of the project is to create the holistic, multilevel model of the support for international and domestic youth with the socio cultural adaptation. The project focuses on developing specialist programs for youth supporting multilevel of the adaptation process. Present programs are oriented onto individual tutoring, group psychological support, interpersonal training, intercultural workshops, work according to the method of project and peer activities. The pilot study of developed model will be implemented during the MOSCAD. Additionally, evaluation of the model efficiency and effectiveness will be implemented. Initially, the project will be directed to students, foreign and domestic young people from other country and domestic partner universities. However, after the completion of the project, it will be possible that the model developed under this project will be used by any group of immigrants.

The main results of the project are:

  1. The model of socio-cultural adaptation
  2. The analysis report of the literature and documents about the difficulties in the socio cultural adaptation of international and domestic youth
  3. The diagnosis of the need for support of of international and domestic youth
  4. The programs supporting this adaptation process under the model:
  • the adaptive training program for international group
  • the program of intercultural workshops
  • the method of the animation of intercultural peer support
  • the individual tutoring program
  • the program of work with a group of international with the method of project
  • the program of training workshops for teachers implementing

           the   developed model

  1. The pilot testing of the developed model
  2. The evaluation report of model of support for international and domestic youth with the socio cultural adaptation

The direct target group will be foreign and domestic young people at the age from13 to 30 years and youth workers, psychologists, teachers, lecturers. The project activities will be also directed to indirect target group: associations, foundations and other public benefit organizations offering the  support for young immigrants. The expected multilevel impact of the project on direct and indirect target groups in long term is as follows:

  • Provide holistic model of socio-cultural adaptation dedicated to specialist working with foreigners, dedicated to supporting international and domestic young people.
  • Encourage national: high schools, universities, associations, foundations as well as other public benefit organizations offering the  support for young immigrants ,  how to work according to the model of socio-cultural adaptation
  • Improve offer of help by institutions providing the support for young immigrants
  • Increase capacity of staff in educational institutions such as high schools, universities, to provide holistic multilevel support of international and foreign and domestic young people at the age 13-30
  • Seek to strengthen cooperation between: educational institutions, associations, foundations, and other social partners. Thanks to this approach project outcomes will be expanded by encouraging main stakeholders to embed the model of socio-cultural adaptation into mainstream activities.