TalksinTown multiplier event

AGH University of Science and Technology hosted a multiplier event with the aim to present the TalksinTown App to members of IROs Forum, a network of the international offices of leading Polish state universities. 

Talksin Town App, designed as a language learning resource for immigrants, proved to be a great tool to be used for international students as well as participants of short term mobilities. The app can be sucessfully used during language crash courses or to organize city and field games.

We received positive feedback from the participants who claimed their interest in using the app during orientation weeks, staff weeks and all kinds of conferences, seminars, training sessions and integration meetings.

The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union.

What Design Thinking can do for integration of migrants and refugees

We are happy to receive news from Erasmus+ National Agency that another project submitted by Graceland in cooperation with Eduplius in Lithuania and the University of Vigo in Spain has been accepted for funding. The project aims at providing youth workers with practical tips for using Design Thinking to reduce anxiety and fear in order to integrate migrants and refugees in local communities. It will result in developing a handbook ’What Design Thinking can do for integration of migrants and refugees’ which can be used by both management and entrepreneurship teachers as an example of practical implementation of DT method, and by persons and institutions dealing with migrants which search for new methods for their activity. The project starts in November.

Inclusive communities through interactive language innovation

Great news from Aftenskolen Agder in Norway that has been awarded an Erasmus+ grant for a Strategic Partnership project „Inclusive communities through interactive language innovation”. The project aims at achieving a better integration of immigrants through gamifying language learning and involving host communities in this process. The partnership includes language schools and multicultural organisations from Norway, Finland, the Netherlands and Poland. We are very much looking forward to starting the project!

Bank of skills and knowledge

Graceland’s project ‘Bank of skills and knowledge’ has been qualified for the final round of the TESCO program ‘We help. You decide’ #Decydujeszpomagamy. The project aims at facilitating the exchange of information, knowledge and experience in order to activate and integrate local communities.

Proper Documentation – Effective Dissemination

Graceland’s new project “Proper Documentation – Effective Dissemination” received funding under the Fundusz Inicjatyw Obywatelskich – Śląskie Lokalnie / Grants for development of young organizations. The project will support purchase of multimedia hardware, helpful in our educational and dissemination activities.