Two multiplier events were organized in Slovakia during the project in order to ensure the success and sustainability of the MAMIDI project.

1st multiplier event in Slovakia

Held on 17 May 2018, in Herľany (Slovakia) Number of participants: 71. The group of participants was a perfect combination of the direct & indirect target groups of the project. There were the representatives of the regional & local municipalities – regional development office, regional culture, and staff of budgetary and contributory organizations that are created by Municipalities mostly from the Kosice region, migration officers from the Slovak Ministry of interior, NGOs which focus their activities on the similar topics and have the wide experience from the relevant field, academics and students working in the fields concerned.

Main topics and presentations:

  • Diversity: On the Transmission of Community Norms: The Case of Segregated Roma
  • Vartotojo profilis
  • Migration, Diversity & Vulnerability
  • Managing Migration and Diversity through LG Capacity Building
  • Round Table Discussion on Migration and Diversity in Kosice Region

All participants agreed that Mamidi project is a very good example of taking care not only of migrants (one side of the story) but also of the other side – representatives of the major society or community, PA & its bodies which are also vulnerable as well as the migrants & refugees.

 

 

2nd multiplier event in Slovakia

Held on 21 November 2018, in Nitra (Slovakia) at the premises of the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of European Studies and Regional Development, Address: Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 949 76, Nitra.
The event belongs to the group of multiplier events which have been organized in order to ensure the success and sustainability of the MAMIDI project. This activity was devoted to future administrative capacities that are intended to work with migration and diversity issues in public administration at local level. The main aim of the event was to spread the information about the project and its outputs in particular the course to our target groups: future administrative capacities studying in the field of public administration and regional development.

This event belongs to the group of dissemination activities which have been organized in order to ensure the success and sustainability of the MAMIDI project.

The main aim of the event was to spread the information about the project and its outputs with special focus on output 3 the Roadmap and its contents as well as to open up channels for networking and information exchange. Besides being a conference, it was also a platform for networking and for sharing views, information and experience.
The venue of the multiplier event was the carefully selected hall of Hotel Benczúr in the downtown of Budapest, altogether 52 participants attended the event.

After the registration there was an introduction speech by Trebag speaking about the importance of the topic, welcoming the speakers and the participants and encouraging active participation. It was followed by presentations of various speakers and two workshops. The main topics of the day including the presentations were the following:

•    Information about the project, presenting IO3 product, the Roadmap
•    Multiculturalism on the Hungarian Labour Market
•    Developing intercultural communicative competences
•    Possible tools for the retainment of staff of Hungarian and foreign origins
•    Decision making and development of leadership skills
•    Challenges of the labour market with immigration and emigration in HR perspective

All in all the MAMIDI final event was very successful. According to feedback questionnaires by participants they found all the activities of the event very successful. All the speakers received very positive feedback from the audience and the networking option with lunch also functioned well. There was an expression of interest and future collaboration on behalf of most participants. 

The pilot training for enhancing capacity of LG in the area of migration and diversity management in the framework of the Erasmus+ MAMIDI project was implemented in Greece during the period from 21st of May until 15th of July 2018 (8 weeks duration).

The total number of people registered to the pilot training was 352, belonging to the following categories:
•    NGO - 23
•    Public administration - 44
•    Other - 46
•    Education - 80
•    Psychologist - 28
•    Lawyers - 9
•    Social workers - 105
•    No answer - 17
Apply to more than 1 categories (ex. Studied law/educator/ Social Worker/ Psychologist works in a NGO/Public Administration) – 19.

Due to the large number of participants from different parts of Greece the mode of delivery chosen was the virtual class room in Moodle. This mode gave us the possibility to deliver the course on a large number of participants at the same time and therefore widely spread the outcomes of the MAMIDI project on low cost.

The 4 modules available to the course participants were the following:
1.    Module I: Cultural Manifestation and Acculturation
Focused on intercultural relations, on taking into account the cultural specifics of migrants; it supports the development of analytical skills of local government officials.
2.    Module II: Local Integration Policy
Focused on the potential of local policies in relation to the successful management of migration and diversity, also addressing the issue of active participation of migrants
3.    Module III: Governance of Migration and Diversity at Local Level: Public Decision Making
Focused on the administrative aspects of migration and diversity management and on the development of skills for effective decisions making.
4.    Module IV: Discovering of Migrants’ and Refugees’ Economic Potential
Focused on labour inclusion, the working aspects of migration, and the economic potential migrants bring to the communities
Every 2 weeks we gave access to the users to one new module.
Each module is divided in chapters, each chapter contains materials to read, self-evaluation questions, and assignments. All of this is for personal study.

At the end of each module the course participants had to take an self-assessment test with two attempts per test. Based on their test performance (a success rate of at least 70%), participants received certificates at the end of the course. 136 participants completed successfully the four modules’ tests.

Also, the course was evaluated through an online evaluation questionnaire. The course participants seem to be very satisfied with relevance, level and length of the training material (modules). Nevertheless, they expressed some questions about the platform and would like more interactive elements (lectures, videos, live chat, etc.).
Moreover, the majority of the participants (85%) has stated that has improved the overall knowledge of the topic after the training. And all of them have stated that they will use what they have learned.

The last project meeting was held in Budapest on the 21st of September 2018. The Agenda was focused mainly on presentations of the intellectual outputs IO3, its use in dissemination, and project management regarding the last phase of the MAMIDI project, preparation of the final report.

Trebag decided to organise the course in smaller groups and hold only an introductory face-to-face session, followed by an e-learning session. The training was held during the period from 24th of May until 4th of July 2018.

The course participants were from three different parts of Hungary (Nagykovácsi, Budapest and Maroslele) the blended learning approach (a combination of real time face-to-face and e-lerning training method) were chosen by our trainers. 18 participants completed successfully the four modules.

Participants belonged to the following categories:   

•    NGO
•    Public administration 
•    Education
•    Psychologist
•    Social workers
•    Students at higher educational level 

As for the additional country specific information Trebag developed some extra material including a ppt and a quiz with additional information on the country. 

According to the evaluation participants’ questionnaire the fillers found the training material very useful and complete and the course organization excellent. The users thought that the training material introduces new and innovative methods. They agreed that the contents are relevant to the target group. 

   
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