In this phase of the project we have developed two training courses: ARTEM Training Programme for Migrants and ARTEM Training Programme for Stakeholders. Their objective is to encourage the participants to move from ethnocentrism to ethnorelativism (R. Michael 1993), which means that the rejection, the sense of superiority or the negation of differences (universalism) will become acceptance and recognition of the other in its difference, the empathy and respect.
The contents of the two ARTEM trainings are based on the research of Hofstede (author of the largest empirical research ever conducted on interculturality) that systematized cultural differences according to five fundamental dimensions, which are:
Distance of power
Individualism / collectivism
Masculinity / femininity
Avoidance of uncertainty
These themes are the five pillars of the trainings, worked in a dynamic way: from the recognition of oneself to that of the other.
ARTEM has made possible to understand what intercultural learning consists of: getting to know oneself, expanding one's own possibilities for action and increase the ability to operate in various situations. The trainings cleary link the learning to experience and emphasize that learning is connected to basic needs of human existence such as guidance and adaptation. These trainings have been tested and offered to volunteers, professionals and migrants who have been able to learn how to manage diversity better.
The trainings are fully available in this page (you can freely download the guides).
You can also check how the summary of the first trainings developed.
C1 training in pau
The training of the ARTEM project for professionals and volunteers with and without a migratory background in the French city of Pau was carried out between September 9 and 15, 2019. This was aimed at training professionals from the project partner countries so that they could apply this same intercultural training in their local contexts in the future phases.
Thus, the training had joint sessions in which people with and without a history of migration shared information and resources to professionally address the issue of migration. In this first part, the presentation of the L'Accorderie platform, one of the project partners, contributed to the idea of a local time bank.
In a second part of the training, the group was divided in two to work on the one hand the issue of interculturality, and on the other the maps of digital stories, which in this case were made with a platform called COV'ON. The participants had the opportunity to develop their own maps and share it in some cases with the rest of the group. The maps of stories facilitate the work with groups of people who come to Europe from other places and to professionals helps them understand the dimension and the vital importance of the experience of the people they are working with.
To conclude, the training course was closed with the presentation of the online tool developed by the Italian partner Replay Network and that will serve as a time bank for the exchange of small favours between the local community of the participating countries and the people that has just arrived from other countries.
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