REFUGEE INCLUSION MOVES EUROPE / RIME is a European project aimed at developing the skills of adults working to support and include refugees. RIME was born from the creation of the Refugee's guide, in France, produced for and WITH refugees living in the Bordeaux metropolitan area. This simple and illustrated refugee guide is intended to be very accessible to refugees. It presents their rights and their view of their status.
Its success has been such that many European organizations have turned to their creators to benefit from their expertise and create guides adapted to other legal, social, economic and political environments in Europe.
Foundation COS Alexandre Glasberg has approached these European partners to develop with them tools adapted to the inclusion of refugees in Europe. The project is part of a context of tightening national policies towards refugees. In a context of rising nationalism, xenophobia and glottophobia, the partners consider that the tools, methodologies and processes of inclusion are currently too sectoralized and do not sufficiently promote the participation of refugees in the very creation of these tools.
Thus, the partners, inspired by the participatory methodologies they know, propose to carry out:
- A methodological matrix for the creation of a refugee guide that can be adapted in all European countries
- A comic strip database designed to promote learning pedagogy for refugees and to support the expression of allophone refugees or those who speak few national languages.
- Two certified training courses dedicated to the development of mentoring in order to consolidate inclusion processes in urban and rural areas.
The participation of migrants in the development of educational tools is at the heart of our project. Partners are foundations active in adult education, advisory bodies, universities, adult education centers, social and vocational integration centers and NGOs. They are located in France, Italy, Greece, Sweden, Malta.
The RIME project will therefore focus on developing the skills of trainers working with refugees by supporting their ability to
- Develop their capacity to integrate cross-sectoral integration processes
- Train mentors
It also aims to involve refugees in the creation of the necessary tools to promote their integration.
The RIME project proposed
- 4 intellectual productions
- 1 transmedia matrix to create the refugee guide in each European country
- 1 database of educational drawings dedicated to facilitating communication between refugees and non-refugees.
- 1 training course with certificates for the project's target audiences (trainers and educators)
- 2 learning activities
- 3 dissemination events (France, Italy, Greece)
These activities will bring together the following participants
- Recognized European experts in adult education (mediators, writers, artists, trainers, social inclusion specialists, education, etc.)
- Managers of public and private companies active in the social, educational, cultural and entrepreneurial sector
- Specialists in digital tools for the enhancement of productions
- Heads of local authorities responsible for refugee integration issues
The relevance of the RIME project is based on a formal and non-formal education methodology that promotes:
- The development of content based on the needs of the final beneficiaries of the project (refugees) and concrete experiences in the territories
- Cross-fertilization of expertise: culture, social, entrepreneurship
- The creation of certified mentoring training programs
The results and impacts of the RIME project will act at all levels, from local to international, but will focus on the certification and skills development of the final beneficiaries, the Refugees. The RIME project provides tools for:
- Strengthen the skills of people working with these audiences.
- Enhance the life skills and know-how of refugees and turn them into mentoring and training skills
- Facilitate the participation of refugees in events and mechanisms set up in communities for social, cultural and economic inclusion purposes.
These impacts will be disseminated through networks in the educational, social, cultural and social economy sectors, local authorities, European and global networks for the defense of refugee rights.