LIGHT – Innovative Methods and Practices to Facilitate Social Inclusion

The main aim of the project – to increase the level of social inclusion of unemployed people, senior citizens and migrants. The new learning pathways for increasing social mobility to overcome social exclusion were introduced by Social Mobility Model.

Project’s target groups distributed in 2 sectors:1. LIGHT logo

  • learners – socially disadvantaged persons: senior citizens, unemployed and migrants
  • adult education organisations, NGOs, community centres working in the field of social inclusion.

The main project objectives:

  • to equip three target groups of socially disadvantaged persons: senior citizens, unemployed and migrants with the skills, knowledge and competencies that they need for coping with challenges and remaining active in society and labour market;
  • to develop three educational tools: group social mentoring, role models to foster social inclusion, visual workshops on equal opportunities and non-discrimination, and summarize them within European framework of Social Mobility Model;
  • to ensure effective promotion and optimal use of project’s outcomes at national and European levels.

The project‘s Consortium of 8 organizations from 6 EU countries (Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Spain, The Netherlands and United Kingdom) developed the following major outcomes:

  • “Guidelines for Tutors of Social Mobility Model”;
  • “e-Workbook for tutors on Group Social Mentoring”;
  • the Video set “Role Model as a tool to foster social inclusion” (in EN, CZ, DE, ES, LT);
  • Visual Workshop “Equal opportunities and non-discrimination” (in EN, CZ, DE, ES, LT);
  • Leaflet (in EN, CZ, DE, ES, LT);
  • Newsletter;
  • Final conference “Social Mobility Model – New Learning Pathways to Social Inclusion”;

The quality and effectiveness of developed outcomes were assessed during:

  • 20 national round-table discussions with Learners’ Commissions (141 participants in total);
  • 10-months group social mentoring sessions (92 participants in total);
  • 13 national seminars on role model (136 participants);
  • 13 trainings on equal opportunities and non-discrimination (144 participants) organised by project’s partners;
  • also by external evaluators.

Coordinator: SOCIAL INNOVATION FUND (Socialiniu inovaciju fondas) (Lithuania)
Contact: Ms Liudmila Mecajeva

Funding programme: LLP-Grundtvig