Welcome to POMELO, the Erasmus+ project that aims to encourage young people social integration through music!
POwer of voice, MELOdy, and diversity: that’s what POMELO means. Its main focus is to improve the effective integration practices for migrant youth, between migrant and local youths in the EU community by using the power of music and singing.
In particular, POMELO is addressed to:
- volunteers and instructors working with migrants and migrant youth;
- community social workers;
- staff of youth organizations working with migrant youth and dealing with migrant integration;
- staff of youth organizations working with local youth;
- migrant and local young people.
During the project lifetime impactful resources will be created and implemented to improve the educational methodology and tools dedicated to target groups, in order to explore the effects of music on social cohesion and language learning, especially through creating lyrics and singing.
Do you work in a youth organization dealing with migrant integration? Are you a member of a youth organization working with local youth? Or are you simply a supporter of the incredible power of music?
In it you will find all the information about the initiative and all the innovative resources that will be developed during the whole duration of the project, such as the Info-game, the Training resources both for social workers and young people and the Multimedia replicability guide.
Once ready, all these resources will be available on the website for free, providing smart and useful tools to be exploited by target groups in their activities!
The website design has been created taking into account POMELO vision: the impact of colours evoke the diversity of cultures that will benefit of the project’s results and the references to music aim to point out the power of melody as dialogue enhancer.
Work in progress: the Info-game and competence map on music
Currently, the partnership is working on the development of an Info-game that will be mainly addressed to social and youth workers, instructors and volunteers and local native and migrant youngsters. This Info-game represents a creative and interactive transfer of knowledge, containing the essential results of research on the effects of singing in group dynamics and on music used in second language learning.
Thanks to an edutainment approach, which mix “education” and “entertainment”, POMELO aims to improve the language skills of the user by enjoying their time!
Among the other project outcomes, there will be also developed a Training Pack for Social and Youth Workers, to produce, evaluate and implement an Educational Pack for teaching a foreign language through the cultural exchange using music as a tool.
From Czech Republic to Greece: POMELO Transnational meetings
In order to discuss project management and implementation, all partners meet periodically to focus on the activities to carry out.
The first project meeting was held the 12th and 13th of March 2019 in Brno, Czech Republic, to get to know each other and to agree on basic project issues. During two days of intense work, the next steps to follow were planned, such as dissemination activities or the organization of upcoming events.
Partners will meet again in Komotini, Greece, the 3rd and 4th of October in order to make a balance of the project activities carried out in the past months and to manage and plan all related issues regarding the future project implementation. Partners will also have the chance to meet local stakeholders and to become familiar with the Greek culture as well!
Watch video from the kick-off meeting in Brno!
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This document reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.