Overview research and Analysis on core concepts
The research and analysis is aimed at the development of 4 Booklet on the 4 main core concepts of the SUPEER project: Active Citizenship, Youth Empowerment, Social and Cultural Capital, Peer-to-Peer Learning.
The aim is to analyze and describe sustainable ways to build a bridge from these concepts to the practical integration and intercultural understanding among young people both native and immigrants.
Peer learning in youth work and integration
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 in peer learning and integration
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 in peer learning and integration
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 in peer learning and integration
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.
In the section below there are resources, tools and guidelines for the organization and implementation of an intercultural peer-to-peer programme for a sustainable mutual integration among young locals and young immigrants, developed within the SUPEER project.
Intercultural peer-to–peer learning for young people
The SUPEER Intercultural peer-to-peer learning for both native and immigrant young people, through an innovative perspective, aims at educating and qualifying young people from both target groups, in being actively involved as mentors in a mutual integration process among peers. The design of the programme is based on the idea of peer-to-peer learning with focus on intercultural dialogue and encounters, intercultural understanding and active citizenship. The programme, provide guidelines and tools and is divided in steps, with activities and instructions on how to use them, from the recruitment phase, to the actual working phase.
SUPEER Network Programme
Following the creation of the Intercultural Mentor Programme, the SUPEER Network Programme aims at establishing a common and intercultural network as a co-productive, creative and autonomous forum across youth both native and immigrants. The network will be the framework for common activities and arrangements, based on the idea of peer-to-peer learning and empowerment built through intercultural and co-creative initiatives.
SUPEER LAPP – an app for intercultural youth programmes and peer-to peer learning
The SUPEER Learning-APP is a Web-APP that functions as a storage of all the analytical findings, programmes, trainings, pedagogical resources and materials developed within the project, and the aim is to provide all these in a user-friendly, easy and interactive way. It also contains interactive learning materials, interactive exercises to check own competences and knowledge on core concepts of the project, and guidelines on how to use the app.
CLAVIS (Denmark) – Coordinator
uniT – Arts Association at the Karl-Franzens University of Graz (Austria)
MAD for Europe (Spain)