State of the Art Report - 2021
It is possible to download the COTW State of the Art Report in PDF format here.
The official first six months of the COTW project is over. Despite the paralyzing effects the covid-19 pandemic has had on all aspects of society, such as adult education and integration of migrants, the team successfully set the foundations of our project.
We are pleased we have explored perspectives of migration professionals with their immense help. The interesting results of our survey are now being compiled.
How did the project start?
The starting point of the COTW project involved conducting local preliminary field research in Sweden, Italy and the Czech republic. Both the workers with migrants and the beneficiaries (the migrants) were involved in this initial qualitative survey.
We met dozens of respondents and learned about their experience in semi-structured interviews, that allowed us to get to know them and learn about their experience in a broader context. The local data was collected, analyzed and interpreted in the State of the Art Report. This report gave us an opportunity to learn about the needs and concerns of professionals about their work, and migrants about their situation and experience in a new country.
Reflections and results of the State of the Art Report were taken into account during creating the COTW Handbook for professionals working to empower marginalized migrants, the first output of our project. It served us as a foundation and inspiration for developing the concept. The State of the Art Report has become an important ground for our continuous work throughout the whole project.