”10 different AMICI”

This output intends to be a comparative study on how the autobiographical method worked, during the project, on more different target groups (each partner worked with one or more groups of migrants and minorities, in face to face, blended or on-line activities according to the restrictions imposed in 2020 and 2021 in their countries) The innovative element is the practical issues arisen from application of the same method with more adaptations – as each group has well defined particularities but, on the other hand, each group could represent a sample for a bigger category.

We haven’t only migrants and minorities, we have Roma minority that has very particular attributes in Romania but, on the other hand, we have Romanian (including with Roma origin) and Bulgarian as migrants in UK. So, besides the common characteristics described in the application form and in the first part of IO1 there are a lot of cultural, economic, social, educational particularities highlighting the different approach for these different groups. This diversity is the main element for the transferability of the comparative research, as it is like a tree with two trunks (migrants and minorities) each one having 5 branches (for each country) and from this a lot of combinations and possibilities arise.

The document is an A5 format brochure having the following content:

1. Introduction 

  • information about the project and the learning objectives for the 10 types of migrants/minority groups
    • increased self-esteem and confidence in their own possibilities,
    • improved communication skills,
    • improved imagination and creativity,
    • improved learning to learn competencies,
    • improved cultural awareness and expression
    • improved social skills
  • basic concept about autobiographical method – common approach

2. Country situations 

  1. description of each group – main characteristics
    • economic (status on labour market, level of income, if they are beneficiary of any public social services etc.)
    • social (marital status, families etc.)
    • educational (level of studies
  2. particularities of the tailored learning program
    • structure of the program
    • methodology (exercises/games/role-plays and other educational tools used),
    • number of hours for each type of activity etc.
  3. evaluation tools used
  4. successfully elements and obstacles
  5. testimonials from participants

3. Conclusions 

  • a summary description of the whole group (201 persons) related to status (migrants/minorities), gender, education level and status on the labour market
  • common characteristics of the groups
  • the project impact on the groups – comparative analysis (including graphs that describe the learners’ evolution related to the proposed learning objectives)

The document is available here