Nordic Network for empowerment of immigrant women without prior education experience



Nordplus Adult
"Nordic Network for empowerment of immigrant women without prior education experience"
Scandinavian countries has lately experienced large inflow of immigrants from non-European countries where women account for 45 % of migrants with an employment rate 16.9% lower than of women of EU nationality. Among this group there is a large number of women with low educational/working experience, dependent on social welfare. There is a wide range of activities to break their social isolation in all participating countries but, in practice, only a little percent of participants manage to enter the labor market. The reasons that many immigrant women do not seize the opportunity to use the pre-vocational preparatory courses are often low self-esteem, complexity of information and lack of prior references.

The overall objective of the project is to form a Nordic network consisting of VET organizations, Adult Education organizations, NGOs working with integration and gender equality, Social Welfare Offices and Public Employment Centers for pooling experience and knowledge in order to elaborate a strategy for assistance of immigrant women without prior education into the vocation/professional education system in the participating countries. Members of the above-mentioned network will produce a report on strategy based on methodology of Liberal Adult Education as the most flexible form of education for “smooth” start taking into consideration needs of the target group.

The consortium of the project consists of partners from Lithuania, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
The project is coordinated by FOLKUNIVERSITETET KURSVERKSAMHETEN in Sweden

Project Seminar

August 26th Soros International House ran a seminar in the framework of the Nordplus Adult project „Women of Integration: Nordic Network for Empowerment of Immigrant Women without Prior Education Experience“. The seminar was attended by representatives from the Lithuanian Association of Adult Education, Lithuanian Red Cross society, International Organization for Migration (IOM) Mission in Lithuania, Vilniuas Gabriele Petkeviciate Bite Adult Education Centre, representatives from The European Contact Group in Czech Republic, project coordinators and teachers from SIH.

During the seminar, the final comparative report prepared by the project was presented and the participants shared ideas on the situation of immigrant women in labour market and education sector.

The aim of the seminar was to present the final comparative report prepared by the project, share opinions on the situation in the labour market and education area of immigrant women and women on the whole. As the seminar was represented by different organizations  related to women issues, an interesting discussion and sharing of ideas and opinions took place.

 

International project products exhibition took place and later the products were spread among the participants.

Seminar in photos


Project Comparative Report

During the course of the project a comparative report based on the research for the Project Nordic Network for Empowerment of Immigrant Women with low Educational Background has been prepared.

The research was carried out in Sweden, Norway, Finland  and Lithuania and based on the results the recommendations for integration of immigrant women with low educational background were prepared.



Adult Learners’ Week, 15th - 21st November, 2010

On the 15th - 21st November, 2010 there was an annual (11th) Adult Learners’ Week coordinated by the Lithuanian Association of Adult Education.
Like every year, Soros International House participated in the Adult Learners’ Week and organized various events: a competition “My beloved teacher”, open lessons “Visit each other, learn from each other” for public and students, teachers of SIH, a seminar for language teachers “Educational video films in a lesson”.

 During the Adult Learners’ Week we arranged an exhibition of children and teenagers artwork who participated in the EUROCHILD talent competition and Lifelong Learning and Nordplus programme projects’ exhibition “Learning myself and teaching others”.

On the 26th of November teachers of  SIH Lauryna Butrimienė and Robin Alexander Muck arranged a seminar “The Unity of Teaching and Learning Methods and Tools when Organizing a Successful English Lesson” for the emplyees of Pakruojis Adults and Youth education centre and teachers from Pakruojis region. International project coordinator Nijolė Šmitaitė presented projects being implemented by SIH under Lifelong Learning and Nordplus programmes.

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Project Nordic Network for Empowerment of Immigrant Women with low Educational Background: Comparative Report prepared

During the course of the project a comparative report based on the research for the Project Nordic Network for Empowerment of Immigrant Women with low Educational Background has been prepared.

The research was carried out in Sweden, Norway, Finland  and Lithuania and based on the results the recommendations for integration of immigrant women with low educational background were prepared.



Nordplus Adult

"Nordic Network for empowerment of immigrant women without prior education experience"

The innitial partners meeting took place on the 15-16 th November 2010 in Uppsala, Sweden.

It was attended by partners from Sweden, Finland and Lithuania and it was hosted by Swedish  partners. During the meeting partners shared roles and responsibilities, elaborated the work plan for the first year and fixed the date for the second partners meeting which will take place in Finland.






   
 
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