31 Юли 2018г.
How can we reduce social isolation and improve intercultural understanding between refugees and public services?
How can we help public services overcome linguistic barriers when communicating with foreigners?
The kick-off meeting for Skills to Maximise Inclusion through Interpreting and Mediation (SMIIM) was held on 11th & 12th January 2018 in Hemel Hempstead (UK).
SMIIM is the follow-up to the successful Language Interpreter Training as a Stepping Stone to Work project which was undertaken a few years ago by the same consortium, (excl. SwIdeas.)
SMIIM aims to make a meaningful contribution to reducing social isolation; close gaps in intercultural knowledge between the migrant/refugee and the host country’s public services and overcome language communication barriers.
The project plans the following local events:
· Two partner events to promote their activities through invitations to events, presentations to other networking events of local communities
· In addition, two training courses for staff and interpreters/cultural mediators will test the on-line platform
· All partners will test the methods presented
during the training, modifying them and developing them according to the specific needs / constraints of their target groups (local pilot laboratories).
During the kick-off meeting in the UK, partners discussed the tasks, work packages and results of the project.
The project aims to achieve the following results:
· Implementation of a web portal to improve the educational offer for students in the field of cultural interpretation and mediation. This innovative product will enable students to practice speaking and pronunciation with their students in other partner countries;
· Twelve promotional events (two per partner);
· Creation of six innovative products including web portal, on-line educational material, video and voice repository and a manual for trainers;
· Training for 60 students (10 for partners), to train 30 interpreters and 30 cultural mediators;
· Training for 12 trainers/ mediators (2 per partner) as a continuous professional development opportunity.
Next partner meeting will be in Berlin in September 2018.