Main goal of this project was an exchange of a good practice and obtaining competences by the participants, new skills which are used currently or will be used in a future in the area of no formal education, lead by the librarians for the purpose of local migrant community integration, hence including migrants socially and counter act to any racial segregation and discrimination.
Enhancing and getting new skills to use them at work caused personal, social and work development, therefore allowing to upgrade the level of library attractiveness and brought a measurable advantages for users. We can observe a greater level of local communities interest in libraries which translate in to an increased preoccupation in learning, reading and conscious social civil activity. Within the scheme, four prosperous international project meetings have been held in the libraries of selected partners.
Each of the meetings guaranteed an active participation in discussions, workshops, meetings with local authorities and organisations working for migrants. There has been established a multicultural dialog. Above all, each of the partners led multiple, educational activities among local communities. Acquired knowledge, new methods and the tools of the trade as well as exploring European culture, became a base for the further work with migrants bringing the cooperation to the international arena. It also strengthen libraries role and enhanced their educational offer. They obtained renown of modern cultural institutions, opened towards cultural diversity and supporting elimination of negative social phenomenon, such as xenophobia, racism and discrimination.
The project is being supported by the release of publication called “Migrate to library. Good practices” presenting local activities made by each partner of the project, and shared online under the Creative Commons (CC) licence along with short documental movie reflecting on international project meetings and trainings which is also available online.