Documenta and Santander City Council launch the MINGLE Spanish courses for immigrants

cursos idiomaDocumenta and the Santander City Council in collaboration organized three Spanish courses, which began the 11th of February. These trainings are part of the program of activities of the European MINGLE project. At the inauguration of one of them - the one given at the CMICAD’s facilities - representatives of both the public body and the association attended it. The mayor of Santander, Gema Igual, the councillor for Family, Social Services, Immigration and Development Cooperation, María Tejerina, as well as the president of Documenta, Javier Farto, were the people in charge of welcoming the people who will participate in the course, which will last for four weeks.

In addition to the course that will be given at the CMICAD facilities, two more language trainings, of the same duration, are being developed at the UNILANG facilities. Some 65 people are currently receiving Spanish classes thanks to the MINGLE project. Previously, an initial course was started, carried out in Bezana, where 15 people participated. This training does not end here, since it is planned to do at least one more course of learning Spanish, in addition to the rest of the activities programmed within the project.


The BeOld project publishes its second newsletter

BeOldCursoWe present the 2nd edition of the newsletter of the Be Old Project N: Better Work in Old Age- Supporting and Organizational Environment in Coping with Age Transitions and Work Requirements

In this newsletter you may find information related to the different activities that the partners have carried out in the last months in each of the countries that are involved in the project, as well as the activities that will be developed soon, with an initial call of interest to participate in the training that will be done in the next months. Third, briefly explained, the transnational meetings in which the partners have participated to monitor and guarantee the proper functioning of the project. Finally, the information and contact of the different partners is provided.

All these matters are described more in depth in the newsletter, which we invite you to read in this news, for more information please, click here


The main intellectual result of the Step Up project has been completed: the pedagogical manual. The Stepup2ICT project is aimed at developing the skills of adult educators in the use of ICT within their specific work context. This manual is created to help teachers to use e-Learning methods, tools and techniques from the planning phase to the evaluation phase of the participants' learning.

The manual is structured in 6 areas within the educational process:

  • Planning,
  • evaluation of training needs,
  • planning and selection of training content,
  • creation of manuals, guides and exercises for training,
  • how to conduct sessions properly,
  • and resources for the evaluation and analysis of the learning of the participants in that training.


Piloting of BeOld's education program

BeOldCursoIO2Documenta successfully tests the educational program for older workers of the Be Old project

Last Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 31st of January, Documenta carried out the test of the educational program for workers +55 years that has been created between the different partners that collaborate in the European project Be Old. This test took place in Santander, in the office of AMICA, which has modern facilities and it is adapted to people with disabilities.

This educational program focuses on the use of a methodology that relies on workers of advanced age to improve their employability and develop new career paths for their retirement. The contents of the educational program are structured in 5 workshops and turns around a series of issues of interest to this group as a set of new professional goals during old age, facing the transition of age in a positive way, Personal Development and the improvement of self-esteem and adaptation to the labor market and intergenerational learning. Finally, there is a section for the evaluation of the contents.