Emotional Intelligence and Soft Skills in order to Integrate minority, migrant & refugee at European schools


Significant efforts have been made in Europe in recent years to face the negative consequences of migration and the educational and social integration of disadvantaged groups (Roma, refugees, immigrants, etc.). At Evening Gymnasium – LT Karditsa in the 2019-20 school year there are two refugee reception departments with a total of 25 students from the French-speaking countries of Central Africa, Iraq and Syria. Teachers who teach in these departments need to acquire:
* soft skills that are directly linked to the success of highly multicultural environments
* knowledge of best teaching practices in order to integrate minority children, immigrants and refugees into European schools and society

This program includes two mobility movements off one-week each which 8 teachers (beneficiaries) who teach in the Esperino Gymnasio with high school classes of karditsa (sending partner), in Tenerife, Spain from 14 to 20/03/2021 and in Palermo, Italy from 19 to 23/07/2021, at IFOM and ShipCon educational institutions accordingly, in order to of train them on:
1) their soft skills, such as teamwork, working in a multicultural environment, or team management, I manage crisis and conflict and
2) intercultural education and the acquisition of best practices and policies at school for the integration of minorities, immigrants and descendants.

These teachers need training in the above subjects, as their education during their studies was incomplete, they are urged to educate foreign adult learners in an ever-changing multicultural environment that requires behavioral and attitude skills to be refreshed. These teachers have basic IT skills and most of them speak English (working language) well. Four of them have participated in the Erasmus + KA101 program on student leakage, and further training of these teachers in cross-cultural education through this program is an essential and necessary complement to the teachers’ education that preceded it.

The purpose of this proposal is to train teachers who will participate as beneficiaries of the program in cooperation with the host organizations. The acquisition of knowledge and skills in the field of intercultural education and soft teaching skills concerns not only forms of formal learning but also non-formal or non-formal learning through processes such as distance learning (e-learning), on-the-job training , teamwork learning, etc. Contact with public and private education institutions in Italy and Spain through the technical visits of the program will give our teachers the opportunity to important educational systems, methods and techniques of education and adoption of good practice in teaching our students.