Since the beginning of migrant crisis in 2015, over 1m of refugees and immigrants have arrived to Europe, from countries like Syria, Afghanistan or Iraq. These are people coming from different countries, raised in different culture, speaking different languages and professing different religions. The biggest challenge for EU countries, especially those with the highest numbers of immigrants, is the effective integration of these people into new societies.
Vocal in Need project implies the transfer of innovation from the VOCAL-Medical project (2014-2016), that was related to language and cultural learning in vocational contexts, to a new vocational area, namely the security sector. It targets professionals in the security sector who need to communicate with the migrant community, who are often non-nationals, in specific situations where good communication skills can sometimes mean the difference between life and death. In doing so it responds to an important need to overcome language and intercultural barriers when interacting with members from the migrant community. The project aims to provide language and culture training materials contextualized for the security sector, through cooperation between educational institutions and professionals working in this sector. One of the five on-line training modules will also be aimed at agencies that work with migrants.
It will create five on-line training modules in eight languages (Arabic, Turkish, English, German, Bulgarian, Italian, Lithuanian and Russian) as well as an associated intercultural module. These materials will be made available via website and mobile phone applications.
Project website: vocal.erasmus.site
INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY TRALEE – Tralle, Ireland
Hochschule der Sachsischen Polizei (FH) – Rothenburg, Germany
Danmar Computers sp z o.o. – Rzeszów, Poland
assist Gesellschaft fur Unternehmensberatung und Personalentwicklung mbH – Paderborn, Germany
MYKOLO ROMERIO UNIVERSITETAS – Vilnus, Lithuania
Formazione Co&So Network – Firenze, Italy
UNIVERSITY OF PLOVDIV PAISII HILENDARSKI – Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Esenler Mesleki ve Teknik Anadolu Lisesi – İstanbul, Turkey
DIE BERATER UNTERNEHMENSBERATUNGS GESELLSCHAFT MBH – Wien, Austria