BIBLIODOS: opening the borders of the written world

 

In the past recent years, Europe has welcomed many newcomers from all over the world. Many migrants fled the difficult contexts of their countries, such as poverty, natural disasters, or even war.

Difficult living conditions can unfortunately impact the level of education in those countries. Many people arrive in Europe without having the necessary qualifications to find a job, or at least one that would allow them reach professional success and fulfillment.

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Therefore, our new Erasmus+ project, Bibliodos, aims at reaching out to this particular audience as well as other participants with disadvantaged backgrounds. The goal is to create the first universal European digital library to promote social inclusion, personal development and thus foster the access to the labor market through the discovery of European literature and art.

Through this library, the project participants will be able to discover European heritage, learn the language of the country they live in and have access to the written world. By providing such content, we hope to foster a better inclusion of migrants and people with disadvantaged backgrounds throughout Europe and help them pursue an interesting and fulfilling career.

 

To ensure the durability of these results, we are going to help develop the digital skills of educators involved in adult education (teachers, social workers, trainers, mentors…) who often work with this audience. Through our pedagogical dossiers and practical sheets, we will show them how to create innovative material using the latest technologies:

  • Animated and illustrated eBooks
  • Audiobooks for those who wish to learn the musicality of the language
  • Sign language books for the deaf
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The inclusive aspect of our project goes beyond the inclusion of migrants. The content will also be adapted to the needs of participants with disabilities, learning disorders as well as low-educated adults. The dematerialized and free access to the project’s resources will promote its accessibility for participants with financial difficulties.

This project starts in November 2019 and will last for two years during which we will provide more information and tips on how to provide our target audience with better access to learning opportunities and to the labor market through the use of innovative technologies and the discovery of European heritage.

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