The Project

WHATtoDOif project

Effective guidance for successful integration of foreign communities through language acquisition.

The goal of the project WHATtoDOif is to help newly-arrived foreigners, migrants and refugees to get oriented in the host-country economic, education, social and other systems, thus preventing their social exclusion or heavy dependency on their ethnic community.

In order to address this goal, the project stipulates to deliver the following intellectual outputs:

  • IO1: Migrants Info & Glossary Compass
  • IO2: Solutions map
  • IO3: Language Package
  • IO4: Video tutorials
  • IO5: Web Repository and Mobile application

The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme – Strategic Partnerships for adult education
Ref.: 2019-1-BG01-KA204-062401
The project has a duration of 24 months
(started on 2019-10-01 and shall end on 2021-09-30)

The Partners

Results

As a result of the project migrants will improve their knowledge on the thematic areas selected by the consortium regarding the local system in partners’ countries. In addition, migrants will be provided with useful glossary and video tutorials that will support their communication and interaction with local employees when explaining their needs, and therefore the project will have an impact on their language skills in the local language.

Last but not least, migrants will be more confident on how to find solutions for specific problems they might face while trying to organise their life in a new country.

The WHATtoDOif outcomes will also support language educators working with migrants by equipping them with new attractive methodologies and products.

 

The products that will be created by the project will be of valuable support for all those organisations working for/with migrants (NGOs, volunteers, migrants’ associations, etc.) as they will be equipped with a guide with useful information on how the local system is functioning in important areas for a migrant’s life.

WHATtoDOif is poised to have a long-lasting and far-reaching impact as a project bringing together different institutions, which actively contribute to migrant’s integration into the European society.

 

Their close cooperation and partnership, as well as involvement of new stakeholders at national and European level, will result in creation of Europe-wide network of education providers sharing knowledge and best practices in intercultural research and integration training.

Intellectual Outputs

IO1: Migrants Info & Glossary Compass

based on research made at the first months of the project with members of foreign communities in partner countries. It will take a look at main life areas of foreigners (e.g. job market, schooling/education, visa, children care, health care, housing and realities, etc.).

IO2: Solutions map

on the basis of the identified most common problematic situations, basic “What To Do If” scenarios / appropriate solutions to each troublesome situation in each country will be defined.

IO3: Language Package

Each “appropriate solution” will be accompanied with a language learning unit containing basic phrases and terminology related to the issue.

IO4: Video tutorials

Video materials describing the Solutions map. Each video will be prepared in all partner languages as well as in all languages of selected migrant communities.

These videos will be filmed in partner languages as well as in languages of selected migrant groups.

IO5: Web Repository and Mobile application

This application connected to the web page of the project will contain all outcomes from IO1, IO2, IO3 and IO4 in an easy-to-use structure, where each troublesome issue (IO1) will be linked to appropriate solution (IO2), related learning unit (IO3) and video tutorial in a related language (IO4).

The application will also be available on mobile phones, so the users will be able to work with it on a daily basis and use it at the moment they need to find a proper phrase or term.