Overview Research and Analysis
An overall state-of-the-art research on recent studies and practical contributions focused on the core concepts and an analysis with special weight on the pedagogical, educational, methodical transfer value.
To build a bridge
between separated concepts and transfer the conceptual understanding to the pedagogical practice in the SUPEER programmes.
To challenge the general conceptual understanding of integration
through the ”crossreading” with other conceptual perspectives. The mutual peer-to-peer programme as a way to build social and cultural capital.
As an introduction to the conceptual approach and framework for the SUPEER peer learning activities, we have prepared 4 booklets that briefly illustrate how we perceive the key concepts of the project, and how we can translate them into practical peer-based learning situations.
THE SUPEER BOOKLET COLLECTION ON CONCEPTS AND METHODOLOGIES includes:
Peer learning can be described as the very heart of the SUPEER project. We will build a co-creative laboratory where different methods and tools are used to support – directly or indirectly – the young participants common building of empowerment and socio-cultural capital as well as their motivation to take on an active citizenship to the common good.
Empowerment is a core concept for all the youngster with different backgrounds, culture, skills and competences as a tool in the peer-to-peer learning and in the process of being an active citizen in the society they live in. In the process they get the opportunity to get a voice, to participate in discussions and be able to navigate easier in daily life. This process improves their living conditions, improves their self-esteem and it enables the ability to fulfill their hopes in the best possible way.
Social capital is a form of “unity power” and provides individuals with important basic needs such as goodwill, companionship, credibility and trustworthiness. Negative social capital also exists such as in gang-groups. Building social capital among youth from both minority and majority environments has a constructive effect on integrating them in social communities and thus promoting empowerment and active citizenship among them.
Citizenship plays a significant role in relation to youth work in general – and in particular when we focus on youth work for young migrants and refugees as part of an integration process. By exploring the multifaceted dimensions of the concept of citizenship, the young people will have the opportunity to reflect on the importance of formal rights as well as the importance of committing themselves as citizens to local communities.
CLAVIS (Denmark) – Coordinator
uniT – Arts Association at the Karl-Franzens University of Graz (Austria)
MAD for Europe (Spain)