About This Course
ADDRESSING GAPS IN ADULT EDUCATION AND SOCIAL COHESION
The training programme responds to specific educational needs currently present in Europe, which relate to the increase in movement of people and the discrimination that many LGBTQIA+ people face. This programme addresses the issue of training deficiency by building the capacity of professionals who work in the employment and social sectors to better support and fulfill the needs of LGBTQIA+ migrants.
The training materials are based on a needs assessment conducted in the UK, Cyprus, Greece and Italy. Our desk and field research concluded that more knowledge is needed about the situation of LGBTQIA+ migrants in their countries of origin and how to approach and challenge the double stigma they face.. Further education is also needed about this double stigma and the complex ways in which LGBTQIA+ identity and immigration status can affect each other, and how this intersecting identity can affect how they are accepted by different groups. The research participants also highlighted greater competencies for addressing the specific issues faced by LGBTQIA+ migrants in their host countries and the importance of inclusive language and intercultural skills.
The training programme aims to build the capacity of professionals by:
Providing them with information on the complex issues encountered by LGBTQIA+ migrants
Educating them on the detrimental effect that xenophobic and homo-transphobic discrimination have not only on the LGBTQIA+ migrants, but also on the community as a whole
Equipping them with appropriate educational tools and resources to be able to identify and prevent discrimination and provide support to LGBTQIA+ migrants
The programme has been developed for educators, students and professionals working in services related to migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
The training programme consists of the following four modules:
Module 1 - Ethical and inclusive communication
Module 2 - The situation and legal rights of LGBTQIA+ migrants in both their countries of origin and host countries
Module 3 - Challenges LGBTQIA+ migrants/refugees can face in their communities and how to improve their access to public services
Module 4 - Challenges older LGBTQIA+ migrants can face in their communities and how to improve their access to public services
All modules include a theoretical component, applied learning activities, resources for additional information, and quizzes and exercises.