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"I feel well integrated in my new home country. I have had good opportunities to become independent and an equal citizen like any other Swedish person in the country"

“Grandma's Story – Engaging migrant youth in their local communities” is an Erasmus+ project (2017-2019) which aims to develop training materials for youth workers, extending and developing competences for working with young migrants and refugees in intercultural environments. The objective is to engage and include young people of migrant or refugee background in their local community by developing skills in interpretation, heritage and media, in a setting of migration, tolerance and diversity.

The secondary objective is to extend and develop youth workers' competence for working in and with museums and galleries, heritage and community associations. An OER platform for the development of online exhibitions curated by young people and eLearning for youth workers will also be created as a result of the project.

Project will be carried out by nine partners from six countries: Legacy WM (UK), Elderberry AB (Sweden), Gryd Ltd (UK), Associazione Glocal Factory (Italy), Muzej Slavonije (Croatia), Culture Coventry (UK), Lozan Mubadilleri Vakfi (Turkey), Udruga Za Rad S Mladima Breza (Croatia) and Estonian National Museum (Estonia).

Grandma’s story project’s kick off meeting was held in Tartu in the Estonian National Museum on May 23rd to 24th 2017. Meeting was hosted by the Estonian partner and attended by all other partners.

Objective of the meeting was to discuss the project management details, confirm and plan the intellectual outputs and set up a timeline for delivery. Delivery of training materials were delegated to the respective partners.

Project website and OER platform content and possibilities was also discussed. The platform will contain methodology, toolkits and resources for collecting stories, creating exhibitions, developing heritage trails as well as good practices for stakeholders and activity plans for teaching. The aim is to help youth organisations and others to collect, record and share even more stories from migrant Grandmas across Europe.

Next meeting will be held in Croatia in mid-October 2017.