METIKOS – Informal Language Learning for Immigrants
METIKOS is a Lifelong Learning (Grundtvig) project which had as a main aim to promote the social inclusion of immigrants by supporting them to increase the knowledge of the language of their host country through informal language learning methodologies.
In order to achieve these objectives, METIKOS:
– has developed a methodology which adapted existing practices in informal learning to the specific needs of the immigrants.
– has developed 3 web tools aiming at facilitating the immigrants in this learning process (cyber cafe, databank for language resources and online informal language community).
– has created regional networks of stakeholders in the partner regions that were able to promote and sustain this process in the local communities.
The main target groups of the project were from the one hand the final users (immigrants, immigrant associations and NGOs working with immigrants) and from the other hand the organizers of the sessions (facilitators, restaurants, cafes, cultural spaces).
The project was coordinated by Action Synergy. It was implemented by a consortium made of 9 partners from 6 countries (Greece, Italy, France, Spain, UK, and Germany).
The project was implemented between 2011 and 2013.