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Title: Adult Learning for MArginalised and Disadvantaged Citizens [ALMA-DC]

Project type: LLP / Grundtvig - Multilateral Projects
Ref. no.: 510658-LLP-1-2010-GR-GRUNDTVIG-GMP

Promoter /Coordinator: Vocational Training Organisation 'EPICENTRE' S.A., Greece

Duration: 3 years
Actual stage: in progress

Total value of the grant: 299.961 Euro

Grant value for the Group for European Integration: 30.734 Euro


Project addresses Priority 5 and 2 specific objectives of the Call. It seeks to promote adult learning for female migrants/women from ethnic minorities per partner country within the consortium by creating a learning course for them. It plans Focus Workshops in all partner countries with female migrants, to initiate an intercultural dialogue with impact on communities to trigger awareness of the importance of cultural/linguistic diversity in EU and the need to help socially incorporate them so that they attend adult learning, develop skills and find work thus responding to the need to add active workforce in Europe (effects of ageing population). The application is relevant to both specific objectives.

The innovative pedagogical guidelines ‘Culture Equity Model in Adult Education’, addressing teachers/trainers whose learners are female migrants, and all actors in adult education, responds to the 2 operational objectives that the project addresses; to facilitate the development of innovative practices in adult education and their transfer, and to improve pedagogical approaches and the management of adult education organisations. The innovation is the topic of the model and its content. It can be transferred to and adapted by other sectors.

Project relates to complementarity: Employment & Education and Training work Programme 2010 to be achieved via the course for the migrant TGs to acquire knowledge, develop competences so that they become employable.

Emphasis is given to take learners’ needs and experience into account via their involvement in the course pilot testing and in its evaluation.

Dissemination includes products/events such as flyer, poster, DVDs, website, informational seminars and an international conference with external experts. The exploitation activities will be organised to ensure that 20 educational organisations beyond Consortium will express interest to implement the course and the Equity Model in their organisations beyond the project lifetime.



-Promote the social integration of migrant women/women from ethnic groups and enhance their opportunities towards employability

-Offer a model methodology to teachers/trainers who teach multi-cultural groups


Offer learning pathways to migrant women/women from ethnic groups so that they:

-learn about cultural differences/similarities between Europeans from the countries they are living and themselves (communication, time and space perception, social structure, religion, culture, rituals)

-acquire basic knowledge about the labour market, labour law, equal opportunities in the countries they are living

-become familiar with the ways adults learn

-get acquainted with efficient learning techniques

-acquire linguistic skills in the national language of their host country

-develop basic IT skills

-get familiar with family learning issues


Help change the teachers’/trainers’ attitude towards women from multi-cultural groups

Familiarise them with the differences between Europeans and the TGs

Introduce ways to manage multi-cultural classes

Introduce: teaching techniques to stimulate learning and encourage inclusion, a model team-building and class crisis management

Acquaint them with principles of culture and gender equity

Main outcomes:

1.The interactive ALMA-DC COURSE containing 5 Modules and an interactive self-assessment tool to monitor learning progress for migrant women/women from ethnic groups who will be involved in the development and pilot testing of the course. The modules will be adjusted to their needs by using the survey results (WP2), Workshops (WP5) and pilot testing (WP3).

2.‘Culture Equity Model in Adult Education’ (CEM-AE) for teachers/trainers of multi-cultural groups. The model will set pedagogical guidelines for culture and gender friendly approach towards learners and will set equity principles to enhance the teachers’/trainers’ qualifications.

3. Project website


1.      Vocational Training Organisation 'EPICENTRE' S.A., GR

2.      ATHENA – Association for Education and Development of Women, CZ

3.      IBS–Institut fuer berufliche Bildung und EDV-Schulung GmbH, DE

4.      XXI INVESLAN, S.L., ES

5.      STAFF CONSULT s.r.l., IT

6.      CEDA, obcianske zdruzenie, SK

7.      Group for European Integration, RO



ALMA-DC_Poster_Final version - RO

ALMA-DC_Poster_Final version