Action Synergy is participating as a partner in the project LIBERO which aims, through the setting up of an e-learning platform, to help minor refugees getting started in Europe, learning a new language and finding their own way in a new social and cultural context.
To further the integration of minor refugees, the project partners from Austria, Germany and Greece aim at making use of the potential of libraries as socially inclusive learning spaces, which provide ideal conditions for language acquisition as well as intercultural understanding. Within the frame of the project, networks between libraries will be established and librarians as well as social workers will be offered the opportunity to receive additional vocational qualification via an online-platform. They will be able to learn more about the socially inclusive learning approach and how to promote and accompany socially inclusive learning in their libraries. At the same time, the project will offer first learning units for minor refugees, which they can use to take first steps into a new language and society.
The aim of project LIB(e)RO is helping minor refugees getting started in Europe, learning a new language and finding their own way in a new social and cultural context. In order to realise this aim, the project draws on the potential of libraries as learning spaces and offers librarians as well as social workers the opportunity of additional vocational training in this regard. Via the LIB(e)RO online-platform they will be able to learn how they can establish their libraries as secure and socially inclusive learning spaces, e.g. by organising their respective libraries accordingly or accompanying parts of the youths’ learning process themselves.
Project LIB(e)RO aims at involving two different groups: on the one hand librarians and social workers, on the other hand minor refugees. Within the frame of the project, librarians and social workers will be offered the opportunity to receive additional vocational training. The material offered on the LIB(e)RO website as well as the online-tutorial will enable them to e.g. organise libraries in a way conducive to socially inclusive and intercultural learning or to accompany parts of the learning process of minor refugees. Minor refugees, then, are the second group the project wants to involve. LIB(e)RO aims at supporting their smooth start into a new language and society by providing them with learning material and appropriate learning space. Thereby, they will be able to improve their language competences and to start developing an intercultural understanding of social structures and customs in Europe.
The project LIBERO is funded by the Erasmus+ programme (KA2- Strategic Partnerships) through the Austrian National Agency. More information you can find in the project website and facebook page.