Integration & Inclusion


Empowering migrant and refugee families with parenting skills

The project “IENE 8 – Empowering migrant and refugee families with skills” aims to create an on-line training course. A training tool – guide is also available, for health professionals and volunteers to enable them to provide support, knowledge and skills on the care needs of children of families in difficult circumstances.

The project will also develop an on line bite-size learning for parents; and will select stories from parents on parenting that will be introduce in the existing Khub of IENE projects. This will enrich and update the materials and tools at the khub. The project fosters interdisciplinary and transnational synergies among different institutions and individuals with research and innovation activities. Further, the project enhances the development of intercultural competences in professionals and volunteers, involving academics, educators and civic society. All of them will contribute to the development and implementation of all activities of this project. The project emphasizes the use of an open, innovative learning tool, based on the principles of peer learning and support, co-creation and effective utilization. The project is in line with the European Commission’s policy «A European agenda on migration».

Moreover, the curriculum and learning tools will provide good practice for the effective use of technologies and pedagogy in training health professionals and volunteers on the vital issues of migration, integration, healthy communities, psychological support for migrant families and refugees with children.

About the project

The project Leader is the Cyprus University of Technology and the projects partners are: Middlesex University UK, EDUNET Institute in Romania, National Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece, MdM-Greece, NGO St. Augustinus Memory-Zentrum in Germany and C&B SOC. COOP. SOC. Organisation in Italy.

The project is implemented under Erasmus+ programme, key priority KA2 – Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices, sub-priority KA202 – Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training, with duration of 24 months.