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.

   
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