BEST Institute for vocational training and personal training GmbH

FLAM: Feel like a Migrant - Multicultural Approach in Teaching

The integration of migrants presents a special challenge: it is a complex and long-term undertaking.

Anyone who is in favor of immigration should make an effort to foster the successful integration of immigrants already living in countries and that of new immigrants. One of the groups of people very close to immigrants are teachers, trainers and other educational staff.

The FLAM project is a migrant integration project targeting at that group of persons who have personal contact with migrants in their everyday lives.

The partnership aims at developing and implementing concepts of a multicultural approach as a new strategy in teaching. Innovative methods will be developed for workshop participants, in order allow them to experience what it feels like to be a migrant, and thereby enhance their empathy in their daily contact with migrants. Furthermore, the awareness of the importance of cultural and linguistic diversity in Europe, as well as the understanding of cultural backgrounds, will be promoted in order to increase tolerance and to reduce prejudices and xenophobia.

The main outputs of the project will be:

  • pilot workshops for trainers, teachers and other educational staff working with migrants
  • a handbook for people working with migrants including teaching materials, tools and detailed description of the modular curriculum
  • an internet website platform enabling communication among partners and containing project products in the form of a handbook with teaching materials
  • publications about project activities and expected results
  • seminars focusing on the dissemination of project activities and expected results
  • a multiplier conference for all project partners and other EU countries that are not participating in the project
EU-Program: Grundtvig Multilateral Projects
Coordination: VHS Cham - Volkshochschule im Landkreis Cham e.V.
Contact: Karin Kronika, Helmut Kronika
Duration: Ocotber 2008 - September 2010
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.