The How to Mingle platform is now available in English

Mingle HowtoMingleOne of the results of the Mingle project is the "How to Mingle" platform. It offers the possibility of learning about the best practices and experiences identified during the development of the MINGLE project, and seeks to achieve transferability and sustainability of this knowledge.

The platform is now available in English and on it can be found different activities, actions and materials that have been a success in their implementation in the partner countries of the project. In the case of Spain, you can find information on some Mingling Experiences carried out such as the Mingle Point, the Percussion Circle, the escape game on the Sustainable Development Goals or the Experiences carried out with Oxfam Intermon and Medicusmundi, among others.

In addition, the platform contains information on other best practices or activities of other projects, especially related to the field of integration of immigrants in the host society.

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A third pilot training for the In2C project carried out in Spain

In2C Formación2021During the last week of January, the Construction Labor Foundation in Cantabria and DOCUMENTA carried out the third pilot training of the European In2C project “Integration of Third Country Nationals in the Construction Sector”, again at the Training Center of the FLC in Barreda (Cantabria) and for a group of TCNs that are participating in the Red Cross program.

During four days, the participating TCNs were able to test the training in Health and Safety (Prevention of Occupational Risks in Masonry) and Labor Legislation and Labor Market in Spain. They were also able to learn about and test the online tools that the project has designed to improve the skills and abilities of TCNs interested in working in the Construction Sector and, in this way, facilitate their integration into this labor market.

At the same time that these innovative online tools (Terminological Glossary, Technical Vocabulary based on images and e-platform) were presented and explained, the different SOnATs, created to evaluate the competencies and knowledge of the participants in the subjects of Safety and Hygiene, were tested and carried out (Health and Safety, Labor Market and Technical Vocabulary).

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Completion of the European Mingle project

Mingle Noticia RoadmapAfter almost three years of development, the European project for the integration of TCNs (Third Country Nationals) MINGLE, concluded this January in the five partner countries: Greece, Cyprus, Germany, Sweden and Spain.

The Mingle project has been implemented in Spain, more specifically in Cantabria, by the Santander City Council through its Municipal Center for Immigration and Development Cooperation (CMICAD) and by DOCUMENTA, which during these almost three years have implemented this methodology of work to contribute to the improvement of the integration of immigrants in the region.

During the development of the project, more than 700 people, between TCNs and locals, participated in its actions, thus reaching higher participation rates than expected and a very high degree of satisfaction by the participants.

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Mentoring sessions held for 96 TCNs in the Mingle project

Mingle mentoring noticia2During the last six months of last year, DOCUMENTA developed the last phase of the Mingle project in Spain: the Mentoring. A phase focused on advice for TCNs (Third Country Nationals) on legal, labor, educational, cultural and leisure issues, through a series of materials designed by DOCUMENTA which offered to the participants in these sessions, information and activities that contributed to improving their situation and their level of integration in the host society.

96 participants, women (56%) and men (44%) from different countries, especially from Latin America (64.5%) who were informed and advised on actions that focused on improving their situation based on their needs and interests. The most represented nationalities were Peruvian, Venezuelan and Colombian, showing with these data a specific situation of immigration in the region.

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