Educational institutions 1

Stage of the project

Prephase

Aims

  • Recruitment of youngsters. Up to 50 peers
  • Recruitment of the majority and minority group (young people of diverse backgrounds)

Settings

  • Contact educational institutions eg. the local high schools, colleges, universities, secondary educations
  • Contact principals, chief of education, guidance counsellors etc.
  • Get access to student’s council, voluntary working groups etc. at the school

Learning Outcome

  • Important to be visible and make it easy for the students to get information and attend information events
  • Get knowledge of the common reason for students to join a programme eg.:
  1. Make a difference
  2. Achieve knowledge of refugees and their culture
  3. Attending training sessions to improve eg. communication skills
  4. Being a bridge-building friend
  5. Improve your CV (experience): The transnational and intercultural approach
  6. Intercultural understanding and knowledge on a local, national and European level
  7. Collaborate with youngsters in European countries
  8. Achieve knowledge in planning events/process of the project
  9. Certification and/or documented extracurricular experience

Activities

Preparation

  • Short introduction to the programme to present at gatherings and/or in classes approx. 2 mins.
  • Date for information event
  • Handouts, signing up form

Implementation

  • Participating in gatherings/meetings for students. Bring posters, handouts signing up form etc.
  • Getting access to make a 5 min presentation in chosen classes. If possible, invite a peer to join.
  • Planning information event at the current school for easy accessibility. If possible, invite peers to answer questions or to introduce their experiences and reasons to join the programme.

Reflections

It is essential to make attending information events etc. easy

Comments

  • It is time consuming, needs an allocated time slot and must be done more than once.
  • When having peers on board, invite them to participate in recruiting new peers.
  • Recruitment is an ongoing activity and should be done throughout the period of the project from the end of 2019 to January 2021