Presentation on theme: "MIRACLE project CCME/Alessia Passarelli. MIRACLE The MIRACLE project is co-financed by the Integration Fund -Centralised Actions 2007 of the European."— Presentation transcript:
MIRACLE The MIRACLE project is co-financed by the Integration Fund -Centralised Actions 2007 of the European Commission (DG JLS).
MIRACLE stakeholders CCME Finland France Germany Italy The Netherlands Sweden
What does MIRACLE mean? M odels of I ntegration through R eligion, A ctivation, C ultural L earning and E xchange
MIRACLE is a pilot project aiming at: developing models of integration between migrants and receiving societies: adapting existing methodologies and recommendations from secular platforms on integration and testing their use in a religious context; empowering migrants: in actively promoting intercultural practices; In actively participating in the life of the communities. ……
MIRACLE is a pilot project aiming at: ... looking at the possibilities of Christian Churches and communities playing a decisive role in integration; operationalising the notion of integration as a two-way process; Disseminating the methodology developed together with best practices, succesful models and lesson learned from different integration practices within the project countries.
MIRACLE timing: Duration: 18 months; Beginning: December 2009; Ending: August 2010.
Project stages: Initial workshop National trainings Regional trainings/workshop Research component Closing workshop
Initial Worshop Gathering partners; Gathering information on the ‘Being Church Together’ process in each country; Provinding information and training on the methodologies to be used in the national and regional trainings; Serving for planning the future steps of the MIRACLE project.
National Trainings: 5 trainings in: Finland, Germany, Italy (2), the Netherlands. Testing and modifying exsisting methodologies on migrants activiation/participation and role of mediation and intercultural learning. Duration 3 day maximum with 25 participants including professional trainers; 2 days of training and 1 day of free space for discussion on migrants involvement in churches in the respective country.
Regional Workshops 2 trainings: In Sweden gathering the Nordic countries In France gathering the Mediterranean countries Exchanging experiences, testing modules, modyfing modules; Possibility of cooperating with one sending region (Africa?)
Researching MIRACLE The research component will focus on: Collecting interviewes with active migrants in churches; Analysing data gathered; Collecting best practices, succesfull models, lessons learnt on integration in religious communities.
Researching MIRACLE 2 Interviews: Each partner should suggest suitable interviewers; CCME will organise a training day on qualitative interview methods; Research timeline
Researching MIRACLE 3 Compiling a guide including: Analysis of interviews; Collecting best practices, succesfull models/stories, lessons learnt on integration in religious communities; Revised modules used during national as well as regional trainings.
Concluding Workshop Presentation of training results and discussion of transferability in a multi-faith context; Participation of inter-faith and secular actors; Presentation of the guide.
To sum up: National trainings will be held in coherence with the project aims; Regional trainings will revise modules; Parnerts will actively participate in shaping MIRACLE
Let’s begin MIRACLE.......the floor is yours......Thank you!