Mastering the host country’s language and accessing its labour market are two key steps of the integration process for all migrants.
But migrant women also often take on family and childcare obligations which may hamper this process. Consequently, their chances of employment are not as good as those of migrant men and native-born women. This is because migrant women face challenges and barriers as both migrants and women; a double disadvantage that is consistently confirmed by research. Therefore it seems clear, that there is a need to create empowering modules, that strengthen the knowledge about the new system, find own talents that help them to find a career and better the new language skills.
Intensifying the dialogue with the female migrants through creative methods is our goal. Therefore finding more information about their needs and opinions and enhancing their insights through the experience of the own creativity.
Describing the process and the used creative methods in the handbook and the guidelines for "Creative tools in language learning" and "Creative methods for job seeking" we will create new tools for adult educators, This project will also prove, that the synergies between adult educators and artists will enlighten both groups about other opportunities in their field of work.
The project will develop the following outputs:
- Creative FEMpower Handbook
- Guidelines creative tools language learning
- Guidelines creative tools for job seeking
The case study method helps to study an individual case or that of a group, a community or an institution. The underlying assumption is that any case being studied is representative for many, If not exactly similar, it still will make generalisations possible. The creative methods will vary from theatrical methods like improvisation or biographical methods, painting, singing or the making of a video clip.
We will open up synergies between artists and adult educators. We want to intensify the dialogue with female migrants, to learn more about their views and objectives and find reliable methods for the integrational task. We will build up and intensify the relationship among the participating organizations and therefore open up to the issues of their countries.
The completion will bring specific insights and the creation of creative WS designed for female migrants and their issues.
By means of this we will highlight the female migrants, give more substance to their issues and empower this group through a broader knowledge. The hope that the results will lead to a unified approach among the members of the EU and the conviction that this would be of immense importance towards further steps to gender equality is shared by all participants of this project.
The biggest impact will be found in the increased language skills and the experience to find out about their own abilities and those offered in the EU. This would be step towards a selfdetermined life.
Year: 2021 - 2023
Reference number: 2020-1-DE02-KA227-ADU-008006
Title: Creative FEM-Power
SOPHIA Akademie gGmbH, DE – coordinator
Drustvo za izobrazevanje in socialni razvoj, SLO
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.