STAFF TRAINING EVENT, VIGO, SPAIN, 4-6 FEBRUARY 2019
The Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships “What Design Thinking can do for the integration of migrants and refugees” project moves on. The University of Vigo in Spain hosted a staff-training event „Crash course in Design Thinking” from 4 to 6 February 2019. The event gathered 8 participants from Lithuania and Poland, and was delivered by Design Thinking professionals from Spain. The training led the participants through the Design Thinking process and explored how human-centered design can help develop innovative solutions for the challenge related to an unprecedented and constantly increasing flow of migrants.
KICK-OFF MEETING, VIGO, SPAIN, 6 FEBRUARY 2019
The staff training was followed by the official kick-off meeting which enabled project partners to discuss the implementation, administration and financial management of the project. Attention was paid to high quality of the project activities and equal distribution of tasks between partners. The meeting was also focused on details of the planned intellectual output. Within the following weeks, partners will organize local DT workshops for youth in order to define, prototype and test solutions to better integrate immigrants in local communities.
PROJECT MEETING, SIAULIAI, LITHUANIA, 24-25 MAY 2019
The mid-project meeting was organized at Eduplius in Siauliai, Lithuania on 23 and 24 May 2019 to review progress and plan the project activities for the rest of the year. The project moves to its next, exciting, phase which is developing a book on Design Thinking. A template for the book has been tested during a local Design Thinking workshop. The program also included a visit to the DT laboratory, where a mini-workshop with the use of LEGO Serious Play® was held.
FINAL CONFERENCE AND PROJECT MEETING, KATOWICE, POLAND 19-23 NOVEMBER 2019
Partners met in Poland for the final project meeting and dissemination conference. Twelve months of fruitful work resulted in producing the handbook titled „What Design thinking can do for the integration of migrants and refugees” which is now available in four language versions. The meeting was also an opportunity to look back and reflect on the partnership and to discuss the follow-on projects.