ifa Akademie in Stuttgart holds regular meetings with adult educators on adult learning for migrants and refugees. Trainers working for ifa Akademie and other training institutions discuss new methods and materials to train adult learners.
The concept of SVMI training materials targeting at senior to be trained as volunteers to support migrant integration is of special interest for many trainers. During meetings in January and February 2019, trainers discussed ideas for active citizenship, social inclusion and a positive promotion of migration and integration in European societies.
Some trainers reported that the shift towards populism and nationalism in Europe created a new challenge for adult training promoting migrant integration and social inclusion of immigrants, refugees, cultural minorities and religious groups.
Digital learning materials offer new points of access to adult learning. The upcoming SVMI app is seen as important instrument to attract migrants and to clear pathways for them towards adult learning. The SVMI app is foreseen to be tested after the next partner meeting to be held in Raisio, Finland in April 2019.