We are thrilled to announce a significant milestone in the EU co-funded DIALOGOS project – the Multiplier Event set to take place in the vibrant city of Genoa this July. This project aims to tackle the communication barriers faced by migrants in Europe, especially those hailing from countries with languages of lesser diffusion (LLD).
At the heart of this initiative lies the creation of a specialized training module and materials tailored for heritage and bilingual migrant speakers proficient in LLD. The goal? To equip these individuals with the skills necessary to become proficient Public Services Interpreters and Translators. Collaborating on this venture are three European universities —Alcalá University (Spain), Genoa University (Italy), and Thessaloniki University (Greece)— alongside three philantropic organizations, including Abrazando Ilusiones Foundation.
Anticipated outcomes of the project include:
- State-of-the-Art Review: A comprehensive review of existing training programs and materials for LLD.
- Pilot Training Module Analysis: Research findings and materials from the pilot training module.
- Training Materials: Resources in languages identified as essential.
- Open-Access Blended Training Module: A versatile module adaptable for use in any language in the future.
- Guidelines and Best Practices: A guide outlining the best practices discovered during the project.
The multiplier event is a pivotal moment in our endeavour to foster inclusivity and bridge the linguistic divide for migrant people. We invite you to be a part of this transformative initiative, where we believe language should never be a barrier to accessing essential services and support.
Stay tuned for more updates as we move forward in our commitment to empower communities and break down barriers! For more information and to get involved, please visit our social media or reach out to us directly. Together, let’s create a more inclusive and accessible society for all.