Monday, 16 September 2013

“how to believe in yourself”

Stowarzyszenia WIOSNA will be the host of the fourth meeting of the EPAEMSI project (European Partnership on Adult Education and Mobility for Social Inclusion) which will take place from 21st to 24th September. They will be welcoming in Krakow – Poland, adult learners from disadvantaged social groups from Spain, Malta, Romania, Slovenia, Italy and United Kingdom.

After having received a pre-departure training in their respective countries, participating adult learners are ready to embark on this 4-day intercultural experience. During their time in Krakow, and with the support of their leaders and of the Polish organisation, they will take part in a series of activities orientated at social inclusion through education. These activities will include a presentation of the hosting organisation and its good practice on education for social inclusion entitled “Practises of WIOSNA - How to believe in Yourself!”. They will also give the possibility to the adult learners to experience, on the field, this good practice. Finally, an intercultural celebration will take place, to which will be invited the visiting participants, the members of the public and local organisations.

The aim of this project, co-funded by the European Commission through the Lifelong Learning Programme, is to use the experience of the partner organisations on social inclusion and the active participation of adult learners from disadvantaged social groups to promote and improve social inclusion through education, in particular non-formal and informal education. 

Throughout the two-year project, partners organise mobility activities and activities at local level in order to share their best practices on how to use education for social inclusion and bring light on the issue of social exclusion whilst using this opportunity to create more mobility projects as a mean to further enhance social inclusion. Adult learners are from disadvantaged social groups and they have an active and prominent role throughout the project by experiencing the best practices and providing feedback whilst benefiting from an intercultural experience.