Our suite of learning materials are specifically designed to help equip users with a deeper understanding of culturally-sensitive, effective and practical integration of migrants.
Migrants and refugees are one of the most at-risk groups in terms of social exclusion for multiple reasons: lack of economic resources, skills that don’t match employment opportunities and cultural differences; the attitudes of host country citizens, and sometimes outright displays of discrimination combine to limit their inclusion in the labour market, in education and civic life. MCM introduces a social inclusion solution – community mediation. Community mediation is a relatively new field and involves training migrants and refugees as peer-to-peer mediators. It delivers upon the philosophy of the EU Action Plan on Integration, in that it:
- will enable migrants to play leadership roles in actively mobilising and motivating their peers to contribute to the community, cultural and social life in their new home, increasing their sense of belonging and becoming anchored in the host society, helping to build socio-economically thriving societies and thereby fostering inclusion, diversity, equality and intercultural understanding among their fellow migrants
- will increase self-representation of migrants and refugees to be more visible contributors to civic leadership and media practices – mediators will emerge as informed voices in media debates on the ‘refugee crisis’ and in policy development and resources planning.
Online course available in Autumn 2020.