The Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships “What Design Thinking can do for 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 form Lithuania and Poland, and was delivered by Design Thinking professionals from Spain. The training leaded 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.
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.