From 2015 to 2018, according to Eurostat, 1.9 million people received international protection
in the EU, either as refugees or as beneficiaries of subsidiary protection, or received a
humanitarian residence permit. More than 80 % were below the age of 34. Many of those
granted asylum are young people. They are likely to stay and settle in the EU. (FRA,2019)
The motivation forthe SeHeMe project derived from the difficulties, which young migrants and
refugees face during their attempt to get integrated into the society of the host country.
It seeks to help this process by providing the target group with a media voice. More
specifically, it will offer language and media literacy training to youth newcomers (refugees,
asylum seekers and migrants) recently settled in host countries. This will be accomplished
through the establishment of an online magazine run entirely by migrants and refugees
supported by language learning and media literacy tools tailored to their educational needs.
The project will focus on the “why’s” (environmental, political, modern-day slavery, social and
economic) and “how’s” (facilitators and traffickers) of the situations they came from. There is
no media source asking why and what are our responsibilities as fellow human beings are
The objectives of the SeHeMe project are:
1. To provide language and media literacy education simultaneously to young immigrants and
newly arrived young immigrants in a host country.
2. To ease young immigrants’ integration into their host country by giving them a voice
through which they can express themselves and share their experiences.
Program Erasmus +
01/11/2022 a 31/10/2024
- Ana Cunha (Lead Investigator)
- Anabela Mateus
- Diana Oliveira
The Project reunited 6 partners:
- Cofac Cooperativa De Formação E Animação Cultural, CR
- Eurospeak Limited
- PADIL, SERVICES…à la portée des associations…
In 2021, six partner organizations from Sweden, Finland, Turkey, Portugal, Czech Republic and
Romania set up a partnership that led to the project “Language Development through Digital
Information and communication technologies (ICT) have become an ordinary part of both our
social and learning experiences today and digital learning environments and tools enrich the
learning process. In the foreign language teaching process, new technologies and approaches
have been put into practice in order to enable effective and efficient learning in the process of
teaching 4 skills (speaking, writing, listening and reading) and two areas (grammar and
vocabulary) based on communication. One of these approaches is CLIL (Content and Language
Integrated Learning) training management. Academic English education (CLIL) (Content and
Language Integrated Learning) includes teaching the content of different disciplines, such as
for example: Mathematics, History, Geography, Science, Social Sciences, Citizenship, as well as
teaching a foreign language.
During the project preparation phase, the partners conducted the following SWOT analysis:
Strengths: Including trainers with digital competencies, effective communication between
institutions, applicability of the outputs to be obtained.
Weaknesses: The coordinator institution does not have Erasmus + experience, some teachers
do not speak foreign languages in interdisciplinary studies.
Opportunities: With the project, teachers who do not speak foreign languages learn foreign
languages, discover innovative learning methods by educators, increase their competence in
using a MOOC platform.
Threats: Technical problems.
Having all this in mind, the main objectives of our project are:
– to improve the competencies of our foreign language teachers with an interdisciplinary
approach in language development.
– to improve the foreign language development, digital skills and competencies of all
educators, students and all other people.
– to increase the efficiency of language teaching and learning by systematically supporting the
introduction of innovative methods such as bilingual teaching and the use of digital tools in our
– to improve the cultural awareness of our teachers.
– to develop teachers’ professional competencies in CLIL education method and provide deep
MOOC PLATFORM IN LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
MOOC platforms are among the new technologies used in language education. A free MOOC
platform will be created where educators, students and parents will be able to participate in
foreign language education and improve their foreign language skills. This platform will include
videos, visuals, information, reports, surveys, tests and questions and our teachers need to
prepare a lesson plan to qualify for certification in the MOOC platform.
DIGITAL LESSON PLANS BOOK
Creating digital lesson plans is an important part in our project. With the digital lesson plans
book to be created, our teachers will be able to apply different activities in their lessons and
improve both the content learning and language competence in students. Sample lesson plans
and activities that everyone can easily access are important for other teachers. Thus, they will
see how the CLIL lesson plan is prepared and what should happen. In addition, they will have
lesson plans and activities that they can implement in their lessons.
Erasmus + Program (European Union)
2021-06-01 to 2023-05-31
The project has 5 entities from 5 countries of the European Union as follows:
Learning for Integration ry – Finland
Yenisehir Anadolu Imam Hatip Lisesi – Turkey
ITC International TEFL Certificate – Czech Republic
Scoala Gimnaziala Gheorghe Magheru Caraca – Romania
Rödabergsskolanr – Sweden
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (ULHT) – Portugal
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