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Let's talk about refugees. Globally-locally on migration.

The project Let's talk about refugees. Globally-locally on migration is an initiative of the Foundation Centre for Citizenship Education aimed at encouraging schools and teachers to conduct classes with the youth that would be an opportunity to discuss the issues of refugees and, more broadly, migration, as well as the important values underlying the attitude towards these issues. It will help schools face the task of preparing young people for the global challenges, also related to the subject of migration. The project is a continuation of actions undertaken by the Foundation Centre for Citizenship Education in autumn 2015 and implemented in the school year 2015/2016.

The project Let's talk about refugees. Globally-locally on migration creates a forum for dialogue, gives teachers the necessary skills, shapes their attitudes, and supports them in conducting these valuable classes at school.

Let's talk about refugees. Globally-locally on migration.

The project Let's talk about refugees. Globally-locally on migration has a modular structure. It aims to promote and include the migration agenda as part of global education in subject curricula at the third level of education. This goal is achieved by improving the competence of teachers, increasing the knowledge of school principals and methodological advisers, and developing the understanding of global interdependence and challenges associated with migration by gymnasium students. The first module will include a publication for teachers on the subject of migration in global education as part of subject curricula, accompanied by an e-coaching course for teachers and the course introductory training session. A booklet on migration for schools will also be published during the Global Education Week. Simultaneously, the project activities will be promoted on the project website and its Facebook profile.

The project’s second module, planned for 2017, will include another series of workshops for teachers devoted to the theme of migration in global education as part of subject curricula. Meetings with school principals and methodologists will be organised to present the project concept and educational materials. A special publication on the issue of migration in global education will be prepared and published. It will be accompanied by workshops for the youth participating in student projects and the final National Youth Project Presentation. The project’s second module will also include the autumn series of the e-coaching for teachers. The project concept and educational materials will be additionally promoted by thematic articles published on industry websites for teachers and the youth.

The project has a nationwide scope. The e-coaching course introductory training sessions will be held in four Polish cities to facilitate easy access also for participants from smaller towns. The e-coaching course will be conducted via the Internet platform www.nai.edu.pl, operated by the Foundation Centre for Citizenship Education.

Grants from the Polish aid funds amounted to 105 027 pln in 2016 and 104 778 pln in 2017, and the value of the project respectively reached 117 027 pln in 2016 and 117 514 pln in 2017.

Let's talk about refugees. Globally-locally on migration.

The project was implemented between 11 July 2016 and 31 December 2016.

A 12-week e-coaching course was conducted, which involved 92 third-level (junior high) school teachers. Participants familiarised themselves with the issues of migration in the global context and in the Polish context, the challenges societies face when confronted with migration and examples of best practices in the field. All participants were given the support of mentors, who clarified their doubts on an ongoing basis and motivated them to continue their activities. Participants rated the course highly, as one that provided them with reliable and up-to-date information on refugees and migration that they can use in their work with young people.

A publication was released titled ‘Let's talk about refugees. Globally-locally on migration’. It provides lesson plans on the subject of migration for use in topical classes. This publication was distributed among the 92 e-coaching participants, 17 mentors and those who ordered it by filling out an order form provided on the project website: www.migracje.ceo.org.pl. The website also provides an electronic version of the publication.

All course participants declared their intent to conduct activities with young people in their schools on the subject of the course, which allows us to estimate that a total of at least 489 lessons on the subject were conducted, with approximately 9,780 students participating.

In addition, the project involved publication of a brochure for schools titled ‘Let’s Talk about Refugees: #RazemDlaPokoju [#TogetherForPeace]’, which covers the subject of migration in global education and presents sample educational activities to be implemented in the course of Global Education Week. The brochure was distributed to 1,756 teachers.

The project and its respective activities were promoted continually on the Internet through the Centrum Edukacji Obywatelskiej (Center for Citizenship Education) website, the project website and the organisation’s Facebook page. The produced educational materials were also uploaded to the Global Education Week website (www.teg.edu.pl) and the global.ceo.org.pl portal.

The goal of the project's second module was to improve the skills of lower secondary school teachers and methodologists as regards migration topics as part of global education. The project activities focused on teacher training, publishing educational material and books, as well as promotion in the media (industry, news and social media), including during nationwide educational conferences. According to estimates, 1,205 classes were held on global interdependencies and on migration, attended by around 24,100 pupils.

As part of the project, 2,523 teachers were given a publication for young people, Let’s talk about refugees. Points of view. A club of good discussion to support the implementation of student projects in the field of migration in global education (1,800 items on paper and 723 items in digital version). These activities directly resulted in 74 projects carried out by students in the form of Clubs of Good Discussion, where children could learn the skill of valuable discussion on migration and refugees.

A total of 1,988 teachers were provided with tools to provide young people with quality classes on global interdependencies and migration issues in paper and electronic forms. The websites globalna.ceo.org.pl and migracje.ceo.org.pl, which ran project content, recorded 20,771 page views.