Methodology

The MOVE training method is a collectively designed specific training model based on social Innovation, that includes dynamics, games and materials, adapted for practical application not only in each of the participating countries but also replicable elsewhere.

The goals of the training guide we are currently building is to raise awareness on common European values and actively involve young people towards social inclusion, using tools based on storytelling and gamification. This training guide will contain guidelines, indications, instructions, and examples for the practical application of the method. Finally, it will also contain resources such as a glossary, a legal framework summary and some figures about migrations in the world and in the EU.

12th March 2024 (Valencia, Spain)

In the mark of the MOVE project, 14 participants gathered in Valencia (Spain) during a 4-days training of trainers between the 19th and the 22nd of February 2024.

The 14 youth workers and project managers came from the 4 partners organizations MAKS (Belgium), CESIE (Italy), CARDET (Cyprus) and Jovesólides (Spain), in order to strengthen their abilities and learn innovative skills to transnationally work on fostering social inclusion of migrants in a European framework.

The 14 participants of the Training of Trainers organized by Jovesólides in the framework of the MOVE project, a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union Grant Agreement Number: KA220-YOU-626A26DF.
The 14 participants of the Training of Trainers organized by Jovesólides in the framework of the MOVE project, a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union Grant Agreement Number: KA220-YOU-626A26DF.

The main objective of the training of trainers was to validate the MOVE Methodology and the MOVE Training Guide Draft that they received on the first day. This MOVE Methodology is based on gamification, storytelling and the applied use of ICTs as innovative tools to foster social inclusion of migrants in European societies. It is a training programme designed to raise awareness and actively commit youth with regards to social inclusion, that will be applied during the project but could also be replicated in other settings.

Therefore, the training of trainers held in Valencia aimed at learning the practical application of the MOVE method and contributing to potential improvements and changes for the final design of the method. 

The 14 trainers returned to their home countries and will now organize in May 2024 Youth Labs with 20 young people from their communities, including at least 5 young with a migration background, applying this methodology. 

  • Raise awareness among the general public through the creation of a virtual space “Map of Migration”, with life stories of migrants residing in the project partner countries, promoting common values.
  • Collect life stories of migrants and/or refugees and record in short video format their story of their journey to reach Europe in order to insert them into the to reach Europe to insert them in the virtual space Map of Migrations.
  • Design, structure and plan the contents elaborated in the project and launch an awareness-raising campaign on the reality of migration in Europe and the promotion of common European values aimed at citizens in general, and youth in particular.
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One example of a result of a storytelling activity allowing participants to self-reflect on their identity.

The activities of the MOVE Training Guide tested during the Training of Trainers before being implemented in the Youth Labs include for instance a board Game inspired by the traditional “Juego de la Oca” and adapted to display the challenges faced by migrants in their journey.

Traditionally, this game of pure chance consists of 63 squares arranged in an inwardly-winding spiral and containing a number of traps. The aim is to reach the last square first. In this adapted version, The game has a dual educational objective: to make players aware of the obstacles encountered by migrants in their efforts to live with dignity in Europe; and to provide information on the rights of migrants in Europe, while deconstructing certain prejudices relating to these rights.

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The participants of the Training of Trainers in Valencia testing and improving the OCA Game in order to agree on a finalized version before the Youth Labs organized in May 2024 in each country.
The participants of the Training of Trainers in Valencia testing and improving the OCA Game in order to agree on a finalized version before the Youth Labs organized in May 2024 in each country