VIC at a glance …

VIC stands for Validating Integration Competences of refugees and is a two-year European project funded by the Programme Erasmus+ and coordinated by the German partner DVV – Deutscher Volkshochschulverband. The project will be implemented by a consortium of six partners from five European countries: Germany, Italy, Greece, France and Austria, between December 2017 and November 2019.

The project intends to develop an approach to measure the effectiveness of the educational offers that have been put in place with the aim at easing immigrants’ pathways to integration into the labour market and society in large, on the one hand, and to assess their impact on the individual integration competences of the immigrants, on the other hand.

For this purpose, VIC aims to

  • Collect the varying objectives of integration programmes across Europe and distil from them an operational working definition of “integration competence”
  • Provide adult educators working with refugee immigrants with tools to promote, plan, actively develop and validate integration competences among the target group
  • Implement these tools in various different types of educational programmes as listed above
  • Carefully evaluate their feasibility, adequacy and impact