One of the goals of InCommon project is the creation of local networks compose by migrant women, cultural stakeholders and volunteers that will carry out cultural interventions aimed at the social inclusion of migrant women. To create this network, various promotional activities such as events and meetings, as well as, mentoring and training activities will be carried out in Austria, Cyprus, Greek and Spain by the partners of the project.
FIRST LOCAL EVENTS TARGETED TO VOLUNTEERS IN SPAIN
Local events to involve volunteers has started in Spain. DOCUMENTA in collaboration with EAPN Cantabria held on June the 5th in Torrelavega and 12th in Santander the first information events for volunteers of the InCommon project.
In the sessions the participants knew about the main objectives of the project, stages of implementation, target groups and benefits of being part of InCommon. After details of the project were explained in depth, a round of questions was opened for exploring the figure of the volunteer in the project: the role of the volunteer as a be a link between cultural organisations and migrant women, their activity as mediator/facilitator, boosting the groups and their involvement in cultural interventions.
In order to facilitate the performance of volunteers, the project will provide a training course of 10 hours in interculturality. Topics addressed will be diversity management and intercultural relationships, basic knowledge about mediation and conflict resolution, migration and human movements, social groups and their organisation and facilitation techniques. Gender equality perspective will be a transversal topic in all subjects.
To end the session, the attendees have been invited to participate in the intercultural training course that will take place in the coming weeks.