Identity, diversity and migration in lifelong learning
The European Agenda aims to raise awareness for adults on the importance of lifelong learning, and increase their participation in educational activities. Its aim is to improve the quality and effectiveness of education and training provided, and broaden access to education for low-skilled population groups. Within the framework of the actions for the two years 2016-2017 period there were 4 training seminars in Thessaloniki, Lesvos, Chios and Samos in order to raise awareness on the issues of integrating immigrants into the local community. The seminars were accompanied by visits in the hot spots in the above mentioned regions.
Adult trainers, executives and staff involved in designing or implementing lifelong learning programs, as well as organizations involved in integration issues of migrant or refugee populations, teachers and educational staff.
• Examine how the assumptions about "the other" relate to the way we form our identity
• Critically examine our assumptions about national or cultural differences
• Develop a frank dialogue on policies to manage migratory flows
The methodology followed included:
• Case studies,
• experiential activities in groups,
• critical rotation dialogue
• Recognize intercultural dimension as a horizontal dimension in the field of lifelong learning, linked both to the integration of the "other" as well as to the training of the majority group in order to perceive diversity as an enrichment factor
- examples of sensitization practices that destabilize established mental patterns
- policies of intercultural inclusion.