How the InCommon toolkit can help us during and after the corona crisis

InCommonGS1Many of us are at home at the moment, without social contacts, without any distraction. We now feel how it can be for newly arrived migrants to be separated, to be at home to not go out for cultural events, not because they don’t want, but because they are scared or just don’t know how to behave. This fear is now a collective one and we feel a kind of lost. Just look at yourself when going shopping right now – you are not sure what is appropriate and what not, how to behave...

We want to encourage you in this phase of self-development during the shutdown of corona-crises to use the good practice examples to see others work which can help you in finding your passion. Your way of being, your goals and what really matters for yourself. We have collected 40 examples that really can be an inspiration.

Also social contacts can be evaluated during the crisis – who is giving me pleasure and who doesn’t? Whom do I want to keep contact with and whom do I want to invite in my life?

Maybe the examples of the toolbox can help us to make new contacts after the crisis is over.

Remember, every crisis keeps a big potential of development – let’s create the best future we ever can assume.

Link to the InCommon Toolkit good practices

Developed training for the Mingle project on mentoring issues

Mingle-Formación mentoringDuring the months of January and February DOCUMENTA has carried out the training of the Mingle project aimed at local people on issues of TCN integration such as intercultural communication, mentoring, the Scale of Active Citizenship and online tools of the project, among others.

More than 100 people have been trained to carry out mentoring tasks for the TCNs participating in the Mingle project. During these workshops, participants have been able to learn more about the project and the tools it offers, such as OACAT (Online Active Citizenship Assessment Tool) or EMKIT (Empowerment Toolkit), aimed at evaluating the degree of the Active Citizenship Scale in which the NTPs are already proposing various activities to improve their degree of integration.

In addition, during these workshops, topics such as Intercultural Communication and Mentoring, both necessary to carry out this next stage of the project, will be carried out, where mentoring will be carried out to 100 NTPs with a total duration of 400 hours.


The InCommon Toolbox experience

InCommonExperienceThe InCommon Toolbox project has developed the Cultural Citizenship Scale (ECC), a methodology for the exercise of active citizenship through culture aimed at migrant women, third-country nationals and refugees.

The scale is intended to be a flexible and easily adaptable tool to offer migrant women the support they need at the right time. The reasons for migration, the motivation for migration, the conditions of departure from the country and the situation in destination, the duration of the migratory trip, the episodes of violence due to the fact of being women, cultural differences - not only with the host country but also among the different participants; the language proficiency, the gender perception or economic situation make up a diverse group with different needs.

InCommon project partners have implemented the scale in the field and tested its possibilities with a positive result. That is why we want to briefly present the different experiences that have been carried out in the participating countries of the project.


InCommon Toolbox Final Conference

Towards migrant women and refugees cultural citizenship


The COVID 19 global pandemic makes unviable to hold the conference on schedule. These are unexpected and rapidly evolving circumstances beyond our control. Once the alarm state ends, we will resume the activities for the dissemination of the materials and InCommon experiences. The desire of the InCommon team is a prompt containment of the virus and a quick recovery of those affected.

InCommon Toolbox is a project funded by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) of the European Commission for the integration of refugees and migrants, with the participation of partners from Austria, Cyprus, Spain and Greece. The project has implemented, along more than two years, an individualized guidance pathway aimed at 400 migrant women to achieve their full participation in the host community through culture.

As a final touch to this work we will hold a final conference involving all the agents who participated during the lifetime of the project.

It will be a day in which we will present the results of the project and make a reflection on integration through culture and education. Special attention will also be given to other issues such as improving access to cultural resources by the migrant population at local level or the specific barriers migrant women faced in their integration process.

As starter here it is the agenda. Attendance is free and open prior registration: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.