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Learning through experience – new film

By 12. November 2008 No Comments

It started a long time ago when I met Noureddine Erradi the first time at a conference of the network Sietar in Brussels. He was the only person who was not white and middle class. All the other experts of intercultural came from a training or consultancy background.
Ever since we talk about his projects and I supported him to make the first film: „Imagine, people who do the intercultural training in the Netherland would need to go through the same procedure in Morocco – as the Moroccan people do here. I think this is the only way how they can learn, that you cannot force into intercultural, but that it is a two side process.“ He made the first film and it was a big success, even on TV in the Netherlands. Now he called me and his third film made it to a price: In October 2008 he got the famours „Grundtvig Award 2008 is for projects within intercultural learning“. www.eaea.org

The project itself is entitled Benim Adim Einar – which translates as ‘Professionals Experience Integration in Turkey.´ This project targeted 23 professionals from 8 countries around Europe who are directly involved in integration work in their countries.
The idea behind the project was to provide the participants with an insight into the challenges and frustrations of integration as experienced by newcomers into a country. The group of professionals were asked to travel to a small town in Turkey in order to take part in the same integration programme as immigrants in their own country. The programme covered language and social skills, as well as an intake interview. Participant´s experiences of the programme were documented in DVD form. This film has since been shown in over 17 European countries. Read moreIt started a long time ago when I met Noureddine Erradi the first time at a conference of the network Sietar in Brussels. He was the only person who was not white and middle class. All the other experts of intercultural came from a training or consultancy background.
Ever since we talk about his projects and I supported him to make the first film: „Imagine, people who do the intercultural training in the Netherland would need to go through the same procedure in Morocco – as the Moroccan people do here. I think this is the only way how they can learn, that you cannot force into intercultural, but that it is a two side process.“ He made the first film and it was a big success, even on TV in the Netherlands. Now he called me and his third film made it to a price: In October 2008 he got the famours „Grundtvig Award 2008 is for projects within intercultural learning“. www.eaea.org

The project itself is entitled Benim Adim Einar – which translates as ‘Professionals Experience Integration in Turkey.´ This project targeted 23 professionals from 8 countries around Europe who are directly involved in integration work in their countries.
The idea behind the project was to provide the participants with an insight into the challenges and frustrations of integration as experienced by newcomers into a country. The group of professionals were asked to travel to a small town in Turkey in order to take part in the same integration programme as immigrants in their own country. The programme covered language and social skills, as well as an intake interview. Participant´s experiences of the programme were documented in DVD form. This film has since been shown in over 17 European countries. Read more

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