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Month: December 2018

The Mediterranean Inclusive Schools: Info Day at the 1st elementary school of Dali

The International Research Centre CARDET in collaboration with “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center organized a MEDIS Info day in an effort to empower children and promote the social inclusion between the students of the 1st elementary school of Dali in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Students between the ages of 6-11 years old had the opportunity to participate in small scale interactive sessions, through which they were called to break down the stereotypes and discuss about attitudinal and behavioural indicators of discrimination.

The info day took place on the 12th of December 2018 with the participation of 139 students and 8 educators. During the small scale interactive sessions students had the opportunity to actively participate and discuss concepts tackled in the MEDIS programme such as racism, inclusive education, stereotypes and human rights.

Finally, it is important to highlight the fact that through the MEDIS workshops that took place during the info day, both educators and students were provided with insights as to what is the scope of MEDIS project and what it offers, while the school itself showed interest to participate in the pilot activities of the project.

A mobile app to help migrants and refugees Blend-In

The App will become a useful resource for new entrants in the host societies involved in the project – Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Malta – providing them with essential and easy to comprehend information about their said countries.

Filling an observed gap in resources to help young migrants, refugees and asylum seekers during their early days in a new country, the App will provide them with language and cultural orientation helping them navigate through and best cope with the challenges they face. The app is available through Google Play, while additional information about the BLEND IN project can be found on its website.

Μια εφαρμογή κινητού για να βοηθήσει μετανάστες και πρόσφυγες να κάνουν BLEND IN

Το πρόγραμμα BLEND IN, το οποίο διενεργείται στην Κύπρο από το CARDET, έχει δημιουργήσει μια καινοτόμα εφαρμογή κινητού για να βοηθήσει μετανάστες, πρόσφυγες και αιτητές ασύλου κατά τις πρώτες τους μέρες στη κοινωνία υποδοχής. Η εφαρμογή, θα αποτελέσει ένα ιδιαίτερα χρήσιμο βοήθημα για νεοεισερχόμενα άτομα στις κοινότητες εισδοχής στις οποίες διενεργείται το έργο – Ιταλία, Ελλάδα, Κύπρο και Μάλτα – παρέχοντας τους βασικές και ευκόλως κατανοητές πληροφορίες για τα δεδομένα στις χώρες αυτές.

Με στόχο την κάλυψη του κενού που παρατηρείται στους πόρους που στοχεύουν στις πρώτες μέρες των νέων μεταναστών, προσφύγων και αιτούντων άσυλο, αυτή η εφαρμογή τους προσφέρει καθοδήγηση σε θέματα γλώσσας και προσανατολισμού βοηθώντας τους να ανταποκριθούν στις προκλήσεις που αντιμετωπίζουν. Η εφαρμογή είναι διαθέσιμη μέσω του Google Play, ενώ επιπρόσθετες πληροφορίες για το έργο BLEND IΝ παρατίθενται στη σελίδα του.

Are you interested in Virtual Reality? The VRInsight project

The VRinSight project aims to roll-out Virtual Reality learning in Higher Education and in the teaching of business management across Europe through a partnership from education and industry. The project runs over a 2 year period co-funded by the EU Erasmus+ program.

Through an EU Survey of SMEs & Higher Education Institutes, the VRinSight project aims to understand the challenges involved in introducing VR learning techniques to business management education. The project offers a complete VR integration guide to educators through a unique VR Training Program and accompanying VR Training Curriculum carefully crafted by the expertise of the project partnership, outlining the methods, skills and technologies required.

Additionally, the VRinsight Project offers a comprehensive Green Paper on Virtual Reality Teaching & Learning giving educators, business and policy makers across Europe an insight on how VR technology can be embraced.

Visit the project’s website to find out more.

The kick-off meeting of the ViRAL Skills project

The ViRAL Skills consortium had its first meeting on the 22nd and 23th of November, 2018 in Nicosia, Cyprus. The project idea, structure and outcomes of the project were presented and discussed by all partners, while next tasks and deadlines were set. During the second day of our meeting, the consortium of the project visited the Youth Makerspace in Larnaca, a great initiative by the Youth Board of Cyprus. Special thanks to Irene who introduced us to the place, guided us and let all of us use the VR equipment. It was such a nice experience!