One of the most important milestones of this project is the creation of the Community of Practice. The idea behind establishing the Community of Practice is to support the project’s objectives, the development of outputs, and collaboration with target groups in the context of designing the most suitable programs and materials.
In Greece, we hosted the second gathering of the Community of Practice on Monday, July 24, 2023. Each participant has at least five years of experience working in the field of immigration and refugee affairs. The primary goal of the Focus Group Discussion was to assess and revise the E-Portfolio for Mentors.
The invaluable insights and wealth of experience that participants bring from their fieldwork have played a crucial role in our efforts to adapt and rethink our program materials. This adaptation is aimed at providing better assistance to the target group, aligning with our project’s mission.
The Participants were:
- 1st: Theo Bogeas (Solidarity Now) – Program Officer, Occupational Therapist. Theo, through his working experience in the field, worked personally with migrants and refugees, assisting in the evaluation of exercises and providing feedback on how these exercises could be utilized and in what context.
- 2nd: Rania Dimitriou (Catholic Relief Service) – Project Manager. Rania, having previously worked in the coordination of organizations within temporary accommodation centers and now involved in action coordination, offered valuable insights that provided a fresh perspective on the format of the Handbook itself and how it can be further improved
- 3rd: Labrini Mammata (Echo 100Plus)—Educator. Lambrini, a teacher specializing in teaching Greek as a foreign language, made significant contributions in reviewing the exercises and refining the wording of various expressions. Additionally, EchoHub played a crucial role in piloting exercises related to foreign language teaching, allowing us to more effectively evaluate the proposed exercises.
- 4th:Magda Bagali (Stimmuli) – Project Manager & Volunteer Mentor for Unaccompanied Minors (Arsis). Magda, who has experience working with unaccompanied minors, shared her unique perspective on how these exercises can be valuable for minors who are approaching adulthood, aiding in their better preparation for the labor market.