The project Citizen of the World is a cooperation between four countries Sweden, Italy, Iceland and Czech Republic. Due to all the difficulties concerning migrants living in alienation and social exclusion the partner countries desire and find it necessary to develop long lasting structures that remains even after the end of the project. Starting from the end of September 2020, the partnership will work towards the empowerment of marginalized migrants through the creation of practical and user-friendly educational materials tailored to the learning needs of the professionals who work with them. The project cooperation will result in an international handbook for professionals working with marginalized migrants.
The International Handbook for Professionals will strengthen, widen and increase already existing knowledge among professionals working with marginalized migrants. The International Handbook for Professionals will be a valuable instrument and support for everyone who aims to help and empower migrants in their new host country. Migrants will be the beneficiaries of the International Handbook for Professionals. Methods and models that will give them tools to increase the key competences and basic skills. They will be given support and help to understand how they can shorten their time to integrate not only in their new society but also to become a Citizen of the World.
Another objective of COTW project concerns with the development of an E-learning platform for the capacity building/training of professionals/social workers who work with adult marginalized migrants. It will also provide the functionality for the establishment of an Online Community/blog for Professionals, for both migrants and professionals who work with them, that will facilitate and promote collaborative learning activities and/or peer coaching, exchange of experiences and best practices, and discussion on common issues of concern, problem solving, sharing of materials, and empowerment of professionals working with adult migrants among the partner countries. The availability of the platform in English, Icelandic, Swedish, Czech and Italian during and after the end of the project, will facilitate the use of the tools by other social workers and professionals in the partner and/or other EU countries thus enabling the capacity building of larger numbers of social workers, and consequently having a positive impact to the performance of larger numbers of adult migrants.