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Run-TimeSeptember/2018 - August/2021
Project management
  • Katerina Sidiropulu Janku
  • Project staff
  • Regina Klein
  • Outi Sulopuisto
  • Marvin Hoffland
  • ForschungsschwerpunktGesundheitswissenschaften
    Studiengang
  • Gesundheit und Pflege
  • ForschungsprogrammErasmus+ Strategic Partnerships
    Förderinstitution/Auftraggeber
  • EACEA: The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
  • The TOBP project connects strategic partners to set new standards for skills recognition of prior learning for migrants in the field of Transcultural Early Life Family Care (TELFC).

    It offers an answer to the lack of social cohesion and strengthens the integration possibilities of migrants. The main impacts are a) on young families with small children (from pregnancy up to the age of 6) in transition phases (double-layered transitions from pregnancy to young parenthood – from home to host country) to provide better services b) in relation to skills shortage because of a lack of professionalization in the field of Early Life Family Care (ELFC)  towards transcultural competences.

    The innovative job profile “transition mentor” is created to support the integration process of migrants and to professionalize the field of ELFC.  Currently we face skill gaps and skills- shortage of well-trained professionals in TELFC that arises due to the growing number of migrant families.
    Furthermore we are using new digital technologies (Open Badges) that are currently an expanding informal recognition tool within IT and the Business sector. These badges are integrated in an open badge platform with an added virtual learning environment, that a) enables migrants to validate their foreign qualifications (informal, non-formal and formal) to have more chances to find a job in the European Union and b) provides open access to gaining new skills and qualifications as transition mentor.
    Methodically we are using Participatory Action Research (PAR), an innovative approach which represents a paradigm shift, giving members of marginalized groups a voice; thus offering a new perspective:  their experiences, their everyday knowledge, and their cultural concepts can feed into the development process of TOBP.

    The main outcome is the TOBPlatform, an open virtual validation and educational space that helps to educate much needed staff in ELFC and validates prior learning of migrants aspiring to become transition mentors in the field of ELFC.
    The main activities relate to the development and production of 5 Intellectual Outputs, 4 Learning Teaching Training Activities, that are occurring in transition phases and 3 Multiplier Events will be used to disseminate  project’s outcomes. Around 900 individuals are involved in the project as a primary target group, but our outputs have the potential and relevance to affect the whole ELFC sector. Especially with our interactive Inventory of Transcultural Transition Cases we provide the opportunity for HEI and VET professionals to use and store developed teaching cases. The establishment of a European Social Network on Transition Mentoring completes the actions and guarantees sustainability. The project’s innovative approach coupled with newly developed open technology will result in long term benefits for marginalized groups in Europe and helps to strengthen social cohesion through transnational validation of migrant’s knowledge, competences and transition skills.

    • EACEA: The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (Fördergeber/Auftraggeber)
    Run-TimeSeptember/2018 - August/2021
    Project management
  • Katerina Sidiropulu Janku
  • Project staff
  • Regina Klein
  • Outi Sulopuisto
  • Marvin Hoffland
  • ForschungsschwerpunktGesundheitswissenschaften
    Studiengang
  • Gesundheit und Pflege
  • ForschungsprogrammErasmus+ Strategic Partnerships
    Förderinstitution/Auftraggeber
  • EACEA: The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
  • The TOBP project connects strategic partners to set new standards for skills recognition of prior learning for migrants in the field of Transcultural Early Life Family Care (TELFC).

    It offers an answer to the lack of social cohesion and strengthens the integration possibilities of migrants. The main impacts are a) on young families with small children (from pregnancy up to the age of 6) in transition phases (double-layered transitions from pregnancy to young parenthood – from home to host country) to provide better services b) in relation to skills shortage because of a lack of professionalization in the field of Early Life Family Care (ELFC)  towards transcultural competences.

    The innovative job profile “transition mentor” is created to support the integration process of migrants and to professionalize the field of ELFC.  Currently we face skill gaps and skills- shortage of well-trained professionals in TELFC that arises due to the growing number of migrant families.
    Furthermore we are using new digital technologies (Open Badges) that are currently an expanding informal recognition tool within IT and the Business sector. These badges are integrated in an open badge platform with an added virtual learning environment, that a) enables migrants to validate their foreign qualifications (informal, non-formal and formal) to have more chances to find a job in the European Union and b) provides open access to gaining new skills and qualifications as transition mentor.
    Methodically we are using Participatory Action Research (PAR), an innovative approach which represents a paradigm shift, giving members of marginalized groups a voice; thus offering a new perspective:  their experiences, their everyday knowledge, and their cultural concepts can feed into the development process of TOBP.

    The main outcome is the TOBPlatform, an open virtual validation and educational space that helps to educate much needed staff in ELFC and validates prior learning of migrants aspiring to become transition mentors in the field of ELFC.
    The main activities relate to the development and production of 5 Intellectual Outputs, 4 Learning Teaching Training Activities, that are occurring in transition phases and 3 Multiplier Events will be used to disseminate  project’s outcomes. Around 900 individuals are involved in the project as a primary target group, but our outputs have the potential and relevance to affect the whole ELFC sector. Especially with our interactive Inventory of Transcultural Transition Cases we provide the opportunity for HEI and VET professionals to use and store developed teaching cases. The establishment of a European Social Network on Transition Mentoring completes the actions and guarantees sustainability. The project’s innovative approach coupled with newly developed open technology will result in long term benefits for marginalized groups in Europe and helps to strengthen social cohesion through transnational validation of migrant’s knowledge, competences and transition skills.

    • EACEA: The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (Fördergeber/Auftraggeber)
    Run-TimeSeptember/2018 - August/2021
    Project management
  • Katerina Sidiropulu Janku
  • Project staff
  • Regina Klein
  • Outi Sulopuisto
  • Marvin Hoffland
  • ForschungsschwerpunktGesundheitswissenschaften
    Studiengang
  • Gesundheit und Pflege
  • ForschungsprogrammErasmus+ Strategic Partnerships
    Förderinstitution/Auftraggeber
  • EACEA: The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
  • The TOBP project connects strategic partners to set new standards for skills recognition of prior learning for migrants in the field of Transcultural Early Life Family Care (TELFC).

    It offers an answer to the lack of social cohesion and strengthens the integration possibilities of migrants. The main impacts are a) on young families with small children (from pregnancy up to the age of 6) in transition phases (double-layered transitions from pregnancy to young parenthood – from home to host country) to provide better services b) in relation to skills shortage because of a lack of professionalization in the field of Early Life Family Care (ELFC)  towards transcultural competences.

    The innovative job profile “transition mentor” is created to support the integration process of migrants and to professionalize the field of ELFC.  Currently we face skill gaps and skills- shortage of well-trained professionals in TELFC that arises due to the growing number of migrant families.
    Furthermore we are using new digital technologies (Open Badges) that are currently an expanding informal recognition tool within IT and the Business sector. These badges are integrated in an open badge platform with an added virtual learning environment, that a) enables migrants to validate their foreign qualifications (informal, non-formal and formal) to have more chances to find a job in the European Union and b) provides open access to gaining new skills and qualifications as transition mentor.
    Methodically we are using Participatory Action Research (PAR), an innovative approach which represents a paradigm shift, giving members of marginalized groups a voice; thus offering a new perspective:  their experiences, their everyday knowledge, and their cultural concepts can feed into the development process of TOBP.

    The main outcome is the TOBPlatform, an open virtual validation and educational space that helps to educate much needed staff in ELFC and validates prior learning of migrants aspiring to become transition mentors in the field of ELFC.
    The main activities relate to the development and production of 5 Intellectual Outputs, 4 Learning Teaching Training Activities, that are occurring in transition phases and 3 Multiplier Events will be used to disseminate  project’s outcomes. Around 900 individuals are involved in the project as a primary target group, but our outputs have the potential and relevance to affect the whole ELFC sector. Especially with our interactive Inventory of Transcultural Transition Cases we provide the opportunity for HEI and VET professionals to use and store developed teaching cases. The establishment of a European Social Network on Transition Mentoring completes the actions and guarantees sustainability. The project’s innovative approach coupled with newly developed open technology will result in long term benefits for marginalized groups in Europe and helps to strengthen social cohesion through transnational validation of migrant’s knowledge, competences and transition skills.

    • EACEA: The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (Fördergeber/Auftraggeber)
    Run-TimeSeptember/2018 - August/2021
    Project management
  • Katerina Sidiropulu Janku
  • Project staff
  • Regina Klein
  • Outi Sulopuisto
  • Marvin Hoffland
  • ForschungsschwerpunktGesundheitswissenschaften
    Studiengang
  • Gesundheit und Pflege
  • ForschungsprogrammErasmus+ Strategic Partnerships
    Förderinstitution/Auftraggeber
  • EACEA: The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
  • The TOBP project connects strategic partners to set new standards for skills recognition of prior learning for migrants in the field of Transcultural Early Life Family Care (TELFC).

    It offers an answer to the lack of social cohesion and strengthens the integration possibilities of migrants. The main impacts are a) on young families with small children (from pregnancy up to the age of 6) in transition phases (double-layered transitions from pregnancy to young parenthood – from home to host country) to provide better services b) in relation to skills shortage because of a lack of professionalization in the field of Early Life Family Care (ELFC)  towards transcultural competences.

    The innovative job profile “transition mentor” is created to support the integration process of migrants and to professionalize the field of ELFC.  Currently we face skill gaps and skills- shortage of well-trained professionals in TELFC that arises due to the growing number of migrant families.
    Furthermore we are using new digital technologies (Open Badges) that are currently an expanding informal recognition tool within IT and the Business sector. These badges are integrated in an open badge platform with an added virtual learning environment, that a) enables migrants to validate their foreign qualifications (informal, non-formal and formal) to have more chances to find a job in the European Union and b) provides open access to gaining new skills and qualifications as transition mentor.
    Methodically we are using Participatory Action Research (PAR), an innovative approach which represents a paradigm shift, giving members of marginalized groups a voice; thus offering a new perspective:  their experiences, their everyday knowledge, and their cultural concepts can feed into the development process of TOBP.

    The main outcome is the TOBPlatform, an open virtual validation and educational space that helps to educate much needed staff in ELFC and validates prior learning of migrants aspiring to become transition mentors in the field of ELFC.
    The main activities relate to the development and production of 5 Intellectual Outputs, 4 Learning Teaching Training Activities, that are occurring in transition phases and 3 Multiplier Events will be used to disseminate  project’s outcomes. Around 900 individuals are involved in the project as a primary target group, but our outputs have the potential and relevance to affect the whole ELFC sector. Especially with our interactive Inventory of Transcultural Transition Cases we provide the opportunity for HEI and VET professionals to use and store developed teaching cases. The establishment of a European Social Network on Transition Mentoring completes the actions and guarantees sustainability. The project’s innovative approach coupled with newly developed open technology will result in long term benefits for marginalized groups in Europe and helps to strengthen social cohesion through transnational validation of migrant’s knowledge, competences and transition skills.

    • EACEA: The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (Fördergeber/Auftraggeber)
    Run-TimeSeptember/2018 - August/2021
    Project management
  • Katerina Sidiropulu Janku
  • Project staff
  • Regina Klein
  • Outi Sulopuisto
  • Marvin Hoffland
  • ForschungsschwerpunktGesundheitswissenschaften
    Studiengang
  • Gesundheit und Pflege
  • ForschungsprogrammErasmus+ Strategic Partnerships
    Förderinstitution/Auftraggeber
  • EACEA: The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
  • The TOBP project connects strategic partners to set new standards for skills recognition of prior learning for migrants in the field of Transcultural Early Life Family Care (TELFC).

    It offers an answer to the lack of social cohesion and strengthens the integration possibilities of migrants. The main impacts are a) on young families with small children (from pregnancy up to the age of 6) in transition phases (double-layered transitions from pregnancy to young parenthood – from home to host country) to provide better services b) in relation to skills shortage because of a lack of professionalization in the field of Early Life Family Care (ELFC)  towards transcultural competences.

    The innovative job profile “transition mentor” is created to support the integration process of migrants and to professionalize the field of ELFC.  Currently we face skill gaps and skills- shortage of well-trained professionals in TELFC that arises due to the growing number of migrant families.
    Furthermore we are using new digital technologies (Open Badges) that are currently an expanding informal recognition tool within IT and the Business sector. These badges are integrated in an open badge platform with an added virtual learning environment, that a) enables migrants to validate their foreign qualifications (informal, non-formal and formal) to have more chances to find a job in the European Union and b) provides open access to gaining new skills and qualifications as transition mentor.
    Methodically we are using Participatory Action Research (PAR), an innovative approach which represents a paradigm shift, giving members of marginalized groups a voice; thus offering a new perspective:  their experiences, their everyday knowledge, and their cultural concepts can feed into the development process of TOBP.

    The main outcome is the TOBPlatform, an open virtual validation and educational space that helps to educate much needed staff in ELFC and validates prior learning of migrants aspiring to become transition mentors in the field of ELFC.
    The main activities relate to the development and production of 5 Intellectual Outputs, 4 Learning Teaching Training Activities, that are occurring in transition phases and 3 Multiplier Events will be used to disseminate  project’s outcomes. Around 900 individuals are involved in the project as a primary target group, but our outputs have the potential and relevance to affect the whole ELFC sector. Especially with our interactive Inventory of Transcultural Transition Cases we provide the opportunity for HEI and VET professionals to use and store developed teaching cases. The establishment of a European Social Network on Transition Mentoring completes the actions and guarantees sustainability. The project’s innovative approach coupled with newly developed open technology will result in long term benefits for marginalized groups in Europe and helps to strengthen social cohesion through transnational validation of migrant’s knowledge, competences and transition skills.

    • EACEA: The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (Fördergeber/Auftraggeber)
    Articles in Journals
    TitleAuthorYear
    Resilience capacity and supportive factors of compulsory education in ethnic minority families Contemporary Social Science. Journal of the Academy of Social Sciences, S. 1-16Obrovská, J., Sidiropulu Janku, K.2021
    Post-Socialist Czech Education Research on Socially Disadvantaged/Roma Children and Families: Literature Review Orbis scholae, 3:85-116Obrovska, J., Sidiropulu Janku, K.2020

    Conference contributions
    TitleAuthorYear
    Presentation of the TOBP project in: 3rd Cooperation Round Table, 28-28 Apr 2021, Graz, onlineSidiropulu Janku, K.2021
    Application of biographical methods in health and social care disciplines in: Biographical work in a time of social distancing: interview(s), analysis, interpretation, 25-26 Sep 2020, onlineSidiropulu Janku, K.2020
    Consultancy for social and political cohesion in: EUvsVirus Pan-European Hackathon, 24-26 Apr 2020, onlineSidiropulu Janku, K.2020
    Transcultural open badges platform for migrant´s transition mentoring in early life family care in: EPIC Conference, 26-28 Oct 2020, onlineSidiropulu Janku, K., Bruneau, K., Kivioja, T.2020
    Presentation of the TOBP project in: European Centre for Refugee Integration in Higher Education final conference, 14-15 Nov 2019, LeuvenSidiropulu Janku, K.2019

    other Publications
    TitleAuthorYear
    Transition in Austria The case study elaborates and defines the conditions of migrant family double transition in Austria and suggest competences that the transition mentors should possess.Sidiropulu Janku, K.2021

    Articles in Journals
    TitleAuthorYear
    Resilience capacity and supportive factors of compulsory education in ethnic minority families Contemporary Social Science. Journal of the Academy of Social Sciences, S. 1-16Obrovská, J., Sidiropulu Janku, K.2021

    Conference contributions
    TitleAuthorYear
    Presentation of the TOBP project in: 3rd Cooperation Round Table, 28-28 Apr 2021, Graz, onlineSidiropulu Janku, K.2021

    other Publications
    TitleAuthorYear
    Transition in Austria The case study elaborates and defines the conditions of migrant family double transition in Austria and suggest competences that the transition mentors should possess.Sidiropulu Janku, K.2021

    Articles in Journals
    TitleAuthorYear
    Post-Socialist Czech Education Research on Socially Disadvantaged/Roma Children and Families: Literature Review Orbis scholae, 3:85-116Obrovska, J., Sidiropulu Janku, K.2020

    Conference contributions
    TitleAuthorYear
    Application of biographical methods in health and social care disciplines in: Biographical work in a time of social distancing: interview(s), analysis, interpretation, 25-26 Sep 2020, onlineSidiropulu Janku, K.2020
    Consultancy for social and political cohesion in: EUvsVirus Pan-European Hackathon, 24-26 Apr 2020, onlineSidiropulu Janku, K.2020
    Transcultural open badges platform for migrant´s transition mentoring in early life family care in: EPIC Conference, 26-28 Oct 2020, onlineSidiropulu Janku, K., Bruneau, K., Kivioja, T.2020

    Conference contributions
    TitleAuthorYear
    Presentation of the TOBP project in: European Centre for Refugee Integration in Higher Education final conference, 14-15 Nov 2019, LeuvenSidiropulu Janku, K.2019


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