The fourth transnational meeting of the Mingle project was held in Santander

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On June 27 and 28, the partners of the Mingle project held the fourth transnational meeting in the city of Santander. Two days of work to plan future actions within the project.

The partners from Cyprus, Greece, Sweden and Germany came to Santander to participate in this event in which they reviewed the activities already implemented and defined the strategies to follow to achieve the objectives proposed in the project. In addition, a practical workshop was held to determine the next actions within the Mentoring phase and the HTM platform (How-to-Mingle).


Successful facilitator's workshop within the Mingle project

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On May 14, the facilitator’s workshop was held at the CMICAD headquarters in the framework of the Mingle project: generating social and human capital for third-country nationals.

The workshop, led by Javier Farto, president of Documenta, had a total of eleven participants who, during the day planned the next activities that will be developed in the Mingle project: the Mingling Experiences.

During the workshop, the participants could deepen the project, especially in the methodology of the Mingling Experiences, as well as in the actions carried out until now and the actions that will be developed in the future, in a climate of work and exceptional creativity. Representatives of Santander City Council, Santurban, CMICAD, Feria de las Naciones and Documenta planned and designed the future Mingling Experiences that will be developed during the next months.

The Mingling Experiences that will be carried out are an innovative phase of the project, where through various activities it seeks to discover the shared cultural and social elements between immigrants and locals. These experiences will allow immigrants to meet and bond with local people, sharing feelings and experiences, thus contributing to the accumulation of social capital in the form of networks and personal connections. In addition, it is expected that local people who participate in the Mingling Experiences will benefit in the same way, acquiring better attitudes towards immigrants after discovering all the common points they share.


DOCUMENTA starts the training courses on intercultural skills of the Mingle project

Mingle CursoEspanolThe Mingle project, in which DOCUMENTA participates jointly with the CMICAD of the Santander City Council, launches the Workshops on Intercultural Skills and Civic and Social Competences for resident immigrants in the community of Cantabria.

DOCUMENTA will give two workshops on Intercultural Skills and Civic and Social Competences at the CMICAD facilities (C / San José nº10) on the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th of May with the purpose of contributing to the objective of the Mingle project: to facilitate active citizenship and improve the integration of immigrants in the host society. In addition to classroom training, visits to the most important social, institutional and cultural resources of the city will be organized.

On 17th April, the language skills training phase was completed with six Spanish courses at different levels and a total of 109 immigrants attended. There was a successful participation and a great reception of this initiative by the immigrant population residing in the community.


Documenta organizes, in collaboration with Fundación Más Humano, a Debate Forum on the European project BEOLD

BeOld Ev MultOn March 26th, Documenta carried out in Madrid the Debate Forum foreseen within the BeOld project activities. Around 15 people were able to see the different materials and activities that are being carried out within the BEOLD project.

The participants, mostly experts representing public, private and non-profit organizations, came from work areas related to social innovation, the university, human resources or labour relations, with which they were interested in the topic of management of age and contributed their knowledge in the field.

The attendees were contacted through Fundación Más Humano, which works, through different projects, to promote corporate social responsibility as a differentiating element of organizations, to manage humanly and effectively people, recognize their value and generate opportunities that allow both workers to achieve their objectives. One of these projects in which they work is "Savia", which seeks to improve the employability of workers over 50 and efficiently manage age in the workplace.

The structure of the session was as follows: