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In.Media.Res – Integration Mediation Responsibility (Integrazione Mediazione Responsabilità)

Description

InMediaRes aims at overcoming the barriers to the socio-educational inclusion of newly arrived migrant minors with third country citizenship. The project conceives intercultural mediation as a multi-stakeholder process aimed at increasing the inclusion capabilities of the host community. Teachers, educators and public/private local actors are provided with the right tools and information to activate adequate educational and professional paths for migrant children. The methodology provides for the implementation of a model that integrates intercultural mediation, ethnopsychology, cultural anthropology, migration law and educators’ experience. The goal is to create a “community of practice” through the collaboration of different actors, the creation of networks, and the sharing of good practices and knowledge. Among the actors involved, there are schools, public institutions, cultural mediators, families, educators, and children. The main activities include, e.g., field testing of an integrated territorial system to support non-Italian minors to access schools; trainings about psychological, ethnopsychological and cultural tools for the management of multicultural classes; creation of an online sharing point; and the implementation of a reception system with personalized educational paths for minors and support to migrant families. Financed with EU funds (FEI 2012), the project was implemented in Turin province during the school year 2013-14.

Category:
  • Good Practices
  • Country of origin / implementation:
  • Italy
  • Language:
  • Italian
  • Compliance with the Dashboard Outcomes:
    • Children complete compulsory education
    • Children maintain their cultural identity while adopting new cultural values and intercultural competences
    • Children remain in (formal) education beyond compulsory levels / Access to (formal) non-compulsory education
    • Children's academic skills
    • Children's competence in host language
    • Children's sense of belonging
    • Institutions
    • Teachers
    • Types & levels of (formal) non-compulsory education attended

    Evaluation ex post
    The project was monitored by the Regional School Office of Piemonte (Ufficio Scolastico Regionale del Piemonte). The final project report is available at the link below. Project outcomes were discussed in a conference on May 21st 2014, and were disseminated through the online website and other publications.
    http://www.piemonteimmigrazione.it/mediato/materiali/51-progetto-immediares/319-dalla-mediazione-all-inclusione

    Projects’ deliverables
    Available at the following link.
    http://www.piemonteimmigrazione.it/mediato/materiali

    Reproducibility
    Project materials and available information facilitate the replication of the project even beyond local and regional borders. Project outcomes were discussed in a conference on May 21st 2014, and were disseminated through the online website and other publications.

    Motivation for the submission
    InMediaRes is based on a multistakeholder approach (“community of practice”) and a multidisciplinary approach, which are promoted also within the IMMERSE project.

    Funds:
  • EU Funds
  • Type of action:
  • Creation of an integrated system (community of practice); development of an online platform to share knowledge and provide counselling; elaboration of individual inclusion and educational paths
  • Extra-curricular activity
  • Language class
  • Vocational training
  • Target:
  • Educators, social workers
  • Migrant families, parents
  • Newly arrived migrant children
  • Policy makers, educational authorities
  • Principals, teachers
  • Professionals involved:
  • Cultural Mediators
  • Educators
  • Legal experts
  • Psychologists
  • Public operators
  • Teachers
  • Networking - Actors and institutions mobilized by the project:
  • Local authorities
  • NGOs, third sector organizations
  • Schools
  • Students / parents associations
  • Lastest news

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    The IMMERSE Hub includes free educational resources such as lesson plans, workshop ideas, and articles to work on the topics of inclusion and migration in the classroom. All these teaching materials and articles are available open-source; however, it is necessary [...]