What’s happening in our InclusionToC project?
The first meeting organized and conducted by Deinde within the framework of the training course for VET personnel on the use of Theory of Change and the participatory method in the process of integrating migrant women into the VET system took place on November 16, 2023. The training course consists of 30 didactic hours and includes 5 training modules:
1. Application of Theory of Change using participatory design in VET organizations
2. Analyzing the situation, gathering feedback, engaging people and forming integration strategies for the vulnerable and migrant women
3. Setting short-term and long-term goals for the organization and maximizing results
4. Importance of inclusion measures and the need for change
5. Benefits for VET organizations and migrant women, future-oriented VET education
The first class provided a theoretical introduction to the concepts of Theory of Change and participatory design in the context of integrating migrant women into the VET system. More training sessions will take place soon.
We are pleased to announce that on September 7-8, as part of the “Theory of Change for the Inclusion of Women Migrants in VET” project, an online training course took place for staff of partner institutions on how to implement the Theory of Change in VET institutions.
The course was prepared and conducted by our Greek partner, IDEC.
We would like to invite training institutions working with migrant women interested in having their staff (management, administrative, trainers, counselors) participate in a free 30-hour training on the use of Theory of Change and the participatory method in working with migrant women for the purpose of integrating migrant women into the vocational education and training system to contact our office.
Migrant women are invited to participate in a free 10-hour course on the topics of self-development, soft skills and leadership competencies.
As part of the InToC project, the partner institutions are currently translating training materials developed earlier in the project into their native languages for organising a course for VET staff in their countries on the use of the Theory of Change strategy and the participatory method to integrate migrant women into the vocational education and training system. In September, the staff of partner institutions will take an online course preparing for effective piloting of ToC implementations in VET insitutions.
We are pleased to announce that as part of the project “Theory of Change for the Inclusion of Women Migrants in VET”, work is underway on training materials for the course for VET staff entitled “Integration of migrant women using Theory of Change”.
Each of the 6 partner institutions prepares materials that will ultimately form a 30-hour course for the staff of training institutions.
The training was divided into five modules:
- How to apply the Theory of Change in VET organisations, using the participatory design.
- How to analyse the situation, gather feedback, involve people and form inclusion strategies for vulnerable people and migrant women.
- How to set short- and long-term goals for the organisation and how to apply them in order to maximise impact.
- The importance of applying inclusion measures, why change is needed .
- The benefits for VET organisations and migrant women, guiding the VET education for the future.
We are pleased to inform that as part of the project “Theory of change for the inclusion of migrant women in vocational education and training”, technical work is underway on a digital platform, which will be the project result No. 2.
The online platform will offer an easy and ecological (paperless) way of communication and exchange of ideas between the VET stakeholders and institutions.
The digital platform will be hosted on the project website and will be available in the languages of the partner institutions (Greek, Dutch, Polish, Romanian, Italian and English).
Each VET organization will be able to create an organizational space on the platform (by registering the organization’s domain), thanks to which its staff and learners will be able to work and communicate together.
The platform, through its technical specification, will take into account 10 steps of implementing the Theory of Change:
– Situation analysis,
– Target group,
– Change mechanisms,
– Enabling factors,
For each of the 10 steps, the digital platform will offer a set of tools and information on how to implement the step in a VET institution.
We are pleased to announce that as part of the project “Theory of change for the inclusion of migrant women in VET”, the consortium is developing a self-assessment tool that will be an element of a digital platform supporting VET institutions in the process of integrating migrant women in vocational education and training institutions.
The self-assessment tool will be available to employees of training institutions and women migrants learning or wanting to learn.
The tool will consist of 3 questionnaires, dedicated to three groups of recipients:
a) management staff of training institutions,
b) teachers, trainers, advisors, administrative staff of VET institutions,
c) trainees / students in VET institutions (especially migrant women).
The purpose of each evaluation questionnaire will be to determine the level of inclusion of VET institutions by answering questions in the area of 5 clusters:
- educational support,
- support in professional services,
- employment support,
- multilingual support,
- cultural support and in the fight against discrimination and violence.
We are pleased to inform that as part of the project “Theory of change for the inclusion of migrant women in vocational education and training” 6 partner institutions have developed a methodology and specification of the future online platform that can be used by VET institutions in the process of implementing Theory of change in their institutions.
The Digital Platform will be one of the three results of the project. It will be characterized by:
- 360-degree approach: involving different categories of employees of VET institutions (managers, teachers, trainers, administrative staff) and migrant women learners,
- An easy way to communicate and exchange ideas between the people involved,
- Availability of tools, knowledge and exemplary activities for equal participation,
- A tool for self-assessment of current practices and solutions used by VET institutions.
The platform will be accessible via the InclusionTOC project website https://theoryofchange4inclusion.eu/educational-tools/ on both desktop and mobile devices.
We are pleased to announce that as part of the “Theory of Change for the Inclusion of Women Migrants in VET” project, work is underway on a framework training program entitled “Integration of migrant women using Theory of Change”.
The aim of the course will be to train the staff of vocational education and training (VET) institutions in the application of The Theory of Change in the process of incorporating migrant women into the VET system.
The theory of change is a planning, participation, and evaluation methodology to promote change. The theory of change sets long-term goals and then maps them back to identify the necessary preconditions.
The theory of change is a tool that helps training institutions describe the need they are trying to satisfy, the changes they want to introduce and the actions they plan to implement.
The training for the VET staff will be divided into thematic modules and will be scheduled for implementation within 5 days. Each day of the training will include 6 teaching hours. The training program is planned in an activating way to engage participants through exercises and workshops.
We are pleased to announce that as part of the project “Theory of Change for the Inclusion of Women Migrants in VET” is now available in the Polish language version of the Report summarizing the research phase carried out by 6 partner institutions.
Each partner institution in the research phase carried out an analysis of existing data, organised a focus group interview and conducted surveys in two target groups: migrant women enrolled in the VET system and among the staff of institutions in the VET sector.
The aim of the research was to:
– to learn about the practices, tools and methods of inclusion of migrants currently used by VET institutions in the six partner countries,
– getting to know the current needs and problems of the target groups of the project, i.e. migrant women and staff working with migrants in the process of their inclusion in the vocational education and training system.
We are pleased to announce that as part of the project, the partner institutions have completed the research phase, which consisted of three types of research carried out in six partner countries (existing data surveys, focus surveys and surveys).
The result of the research carried out by the consortium is the Synthesis Report, containing:
1) discussing the practices used by vocational education and training (VET) organisations to integrate migrant women into the vocational training system;
2) discussing the needs of migrant women and VET staff working with migrant women.
We encourage you to read the Report
As part of the project “Theory of change for the inclusion of migrant women in vocational education and training”, the consortium is completing the research phase, which consisted of three types of research (existing data surveys, focus studies and surveys).
The research carried out in six partner countries will result in a Synthesis Report containing:
1) discussion by vocational education and training (VET) organisations of practices in place to integrate migrant women into the training system;
2) discussing the needs of migrant women and VET staff working with migrant women.
On November 14, another virtual partnership meeting was held, during which the activities carried out were discussed and future project activities were planned.
ErasmusDays Deinde OpenDay
As part of ErasmusDays 2022, Deinde invites everyone interested to the “Open Day” event.
The meeting place is the seat of our office. On this day, i.e. On Friday 14.10.2022 our office is open to all interested from 10:00 to 13:00. During this time, we will present the InToC project.
The presentation is available on our website and under the link to the event on our Facebook:
W ramach projektu „Teoria zmiany na rzecz włączenia kobiet migrantek do kształcenia i szkolenia zawodowego” prowadzimy badania mające na celu:
1) określenie praktyk stosowanych przez organizacje zajmujące się kształceniem i szkoleniem zawodowym (VET) w celu włączenia kobiet – migrantek do tego procesu;
2) określenie rzeczywistych potrzeb kobiet – migrantek i kadry sektora kształcenia i szkolenia zawodowego pracującego z migrantkami (kadry zarządzającej, kadry administracyjnej, trenerów, doradców zawodowych, itp.).
W badaniu ankietowym mogą wziąć udział:
- przedstawiciele kadry sektora kształcenia i szkolenia zawodowego (np. doradcy zawodowi, trenerzy, edukatorzy, kadra zarządzająca, kadra administracyjna);
- kobiety – migrantki, biorące udział lub zapisane na szkolenie zawodowe / usługi rynku pracy.
Formularz ankiety jest dostępny zarówno w języku polskim, jak i w angielskim, a samo wypełnienie krótkiej ankiety zajmuje ok. 2 minut.
SERDECZNIE ZAPRASZAMY DO PODZIELENIA SIĘ Z NAMI PAŃSTWA OPINIAMI POPRZEZ WYPEŁNIENIE ANKIETY
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As part of the project “Theory of change for the inclusion of migrant women in vocational education and training”, we conduct research aimed at:
1) identifying the practices used by vocational education and training (VET) organisations to include migrant women in this process;
2) identifying the real needs of migrant women and VET staff working with migrant women (managers, administrative staff, trainers, career counsellors, etc.).
The survey is open to:
- VET staff (e.g. career counsellors, trainers, educators, managers, administrative staff);
- migrant women taking part in or enrolled in vocational training/labour market services.
The survey form is available in both Polish and English, and the short survey itself takes about 2 minutes.
WE CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO SHARE YOUR OPINIONS WITH US BY COMPLETING THE SURVEY
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Currently, the consortium is working on the result of the project “training course – inclusion of migrant women using the theory of change”.
The first phase of work on the result is research. Each partner will conduct a survey in the form of analysis of existing data, online questionnaires and organize a focus study. The aim of the research phase in the project is to map the practices currently used by organizations in the education and vocational training sector for the inclusion of migrant women in vocational training. In addition, the research will identify the real needs of the target group, i.e. migrant women and vocational education staff working with migrants. At the final stage of the research, a summary report will be prepared and placed on the project website.
First Transnational Meeting of the InclusionToC Project
On July 28-29, 2022, the first transnational meeting within the InclusionToC project (Theory of changes for the inclusion of migrant women in vocational education and training) project took place in Lublin. The meeting was attended by 6 representatives of partner organizations: Deinde (Poland), IDEC (Greece), Hip-Hub (Romania), LFH or LHF (Netherlands) and RESET (Cyprus). Together we planned the design work. We worked on the result of the project, which is a training course in which stagnant data research, focus groups and online questionnaires are sent. We also focused on developing the curriculum. We discussed the dissemination strategy.
Sketches of the project logo were discussed and sent back for corrections and a media strategy for the project was developed. Plans have been drawn up for the implementation of the project in education and training institutions. We also addressed the topic of a digital platform whose aim is: Participatory design using TOC for the integration of migrant women. The first draft of this platform was created and activities related to its translations were planned. We used our free time to visit the attractions of Lublin.
See for yourself how our cooperation looked like :).
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