ERASMUS+ - Understanding Europe

Strategic Partnership for Adult Education 2016-2018

Understanding Europe
ERASMUS+ - Strategic Partnership in Adult Education 2016-2018

"ERASMUS+ - Understanding Europe 2016-2018" is an European strategic partnership based on the idea that education has a key role in the current immigration to Europe.

We see throughout the discussion two main stages:

  • The granting of asylum is a human right to which we are committed without any reservation;
  • The next step is the decision of the refugees to integrate into European societies.

Since the ideas, hopes, opinions and knowledge of Europe among refugees differ widely, we would like to eliminate information deficits, set in motion educational processes and produce in addition to learning the local language, a new learning module comprising two parts:

  • "Understanding Europe - A guide to European Citizenship" and
  • "Understanding Germany / Austria / Poland / Romania / Bulgaria / Belgium - A guide to German / Austrian / Bulgarian / Polish /
         Romanian, Belgian citizenship".

We are convinced that only well-informed people can make a serious decision about how they want to set up in this Europe and see prospects for their future. We are also convinced that we have to support the migrants in this integration process the best we can.

The transnational approach allows a common sight on Europe, because the mix and exchange of national opinions allows an up-to-date picture on Europe. It is important to discuss about European values from Poland to Germany, and from Bulgaria to Austria and Belgium: Not one nation alone is able to deliver a comprehensive picture of Europe, but the cooperation between different European countries will succeed.

As this migrant situation is new for Europe many institutions are searching for intelligent answers; we want to strengthen pro-European forces in the member countries - including Poland - and want to work on one of many common answers to the refugee situatione. We see

  • Learning about Europe as a contribution to a successful integration of refugees into European societies, and
  • A learning module about Europe as part of the learning process of the language of the host country.

We will consider of course the various publications, information sheets, brochures already available about Europe and the partner countries. Still there is a lack of precise information for our special target groups of refugees coming from Syria, Iraq and other countries vandalized by civil wars.

All the partners are involved in educational offers for refugees and basic education. The existing local networks will be strengthened, and enriched by the development of the new learning module.