The range of activities planned within the project includes:

  • Activity 1 Networking meetings and workshops for coalition partners

    Activities for representatives of social welfare centres, voivodeship labour offices and cooperating institutions, e.g. Board of Education, representatives of schools and other coalition partners. The workshops will be focused on various aspects of work with foreigners, including the development of organizational structures, methods of working with foreigners, cultural and religious differences. The meetings will also serve to exchange experience in the field of systemic solutions of working with foreigners, create and strengthen the cooperation and keep coalition partners informed about implemented tasks.

  • Activity 2 Organizing conferences for coalition partners

    according to the following schedule: one conference in 2019 and one conference in 2020. The aim of these conferences is to integrate the professional environment of broadly understood coalition partners. The development of a consistent integration system for foreigners and standardization of procedures relating to foreigners service will be enhanced through making better use of social welfare structures and other institutions (including voivodeship labour offices, schools) and non-governmental organizations. The conference will also promote and spread knowledge among employees encountering foreigners in their everyday work as well as among the general public and foreigners themselves.

  • Activity 3 Running information and advisory points

    The points will provide free support for foreigners all year round for at least 23 months of the project functioning. The scope of activities includes ensuring advice in matters of residence legalization, administrative and legal issues, workers’ rights, integration consultancy and assistance, health care, psychological and social assistance, child care and family reunification. The information and advisory points are planned to be open in Gdańsk, Gdynia, Słupsk, Starogard, Gdańsk, Kartuzy and Chojnice.

  • Activity 4 Polish courses for adults

    will be available at the minimum of two levels. The level will be adjusted to the needs articulated by foreigners. The quantitative and qualitative needs concerning language learning will be established when participants join the project. The courses will be run in places with a high concentration of foreigners. Most of the courses will take place in Tricity Agglomeration. Other locations will be established according to needs.

  • Activity 5 Methodology courses for Polish teachers

    There are 12 courses planned to be organized for several dozens of teachers working in the Pomeranian Voivodeship throughout the project duration. Every participant will receive educational materials within the framework of the course.

  • Activity 6 Adaptation courses

    concerning values and law prevailing in Poland. It is acceptable to conduct the course at the agreed location (lectures) as well as at a cinema, museum and in other places which would increase the attractiveness of the introduced content. A detailed scope of activities will be agreed with a subcontractor.

  • Activity 7 Teaching children Polish as a foreign language

    the action will be addressed to schools in which many students do not speak Polish and the number of additional classes granted to schools is not enough or to schools which do not offer such lessons at all. The classes will be conducted by teachers employed in a particular school or hired externally. The lessons will be run in small groups at the level adjusted to the needs of students.

  • Activity 8 Compensatory classes for children

    The classes would allow foreign students to catch up on school, learn specialist terminology, obtain support in doing homework and acquire knowledge included in the school curriculum. The compensatory classes would be distributed on a basis similar to Polish lessons, i.e. in schools with the highest number of foreign students and the lowest chances of providing such support.

  • Activity 9 Classes with culture assistants in schools - ACTION CANCELLED

    The presence of foreign children in Polish schools poses new challenges to teachers and students and leads to many difficulties. The assistant will support teachers, headmasters, psychologists, school counsellors, persons responsible for running Polish and compensatory classes who are either employed within the project or belong to school staff. The assistant will also provide telephone consultations and intervention in emergencies. Method: counselling services for teachers, educators and assistants.

  • Activity 10 Classes on Polish customs, history and culture in schools

    The classes will combine knowledge of Polish tradition, history, culture, art, customs, holidays as well as Poland’s status as EU and NATO member. When children reach a suitable level of language proficiency, they will watch Polish movies, slideshows of the most important monuments and learn about the most significant achievements and famous Polish people during classes. Younger children will have the opportunity to find out about Polish fairy tales, fables and legends. The classes will be conducted in schools with bigger groups of foreign children.

  • Activity 11 activities, recreational and adaptive integration family - ACTION CANCELLED

    The plan of implementing this activity is to organize canoeing with elements of recreational, physical and integrating activities during four weekends in the summer season. The activities are dedicated to foreign and Polish families. The main idea is adaptation and integration of foreigners with Polish people through spending free time outdoors, visiting attractive natural areas of Pomeranian Voivodship, getting to know each other better, learning interesting skills and discovering new passions and experiencing pleasant coexistence with nature.

  • Activity 12 Employing a Ukrainian language assistant

    in selected schools educating foreigners. Assistant’s task: explaining the organizational rules to a new student, showing classrooms, toilets, school canteen, nurse’s office. The assistant translates teacher’s orders which enables students to participate in a lesson, acts as a translator during parent-teacher meetings, helps to deal with cultural and educational misunderstandings. The assistant plays an important role in crisis situations.

  • Activity 13 Career counselling and sworn translations

    This measure would provide foreigners with the support of a career consultant in matters such as specifying a professional profile, skills and competences, preparing a Curriculum Vitae and other application documents, translating documents, recognition of certificates and diplomas, looking for a job and preparing for a job interview. Career counsellors and sworn translators will be available at information and advisory points.

  • Activity 14 Publishing a guidebook for foreigners and other information and promotion measures

    a significant addition to the activities mentioned above will be the publication of a guidebook for foreigners under the working title “Life in Pomeranian Voivodeship’. The guidebook will cover important information concerning legal situation and particular solutions enabling residence legalization, getting legal employment and general issues: enrolling a child at school, applying for social benefits, obtaining medical care, getting access to interesting and important places in Pomeranian Voivodeship – public, cultural and sports institutions, recreation centres, important events and holidays etc. The guidebook would serve as a compendium of knowledge for foreigners arriving in our Voivodeship. The publication would be available in Russian, Ukrainian and English and could be reprinted further. Apart from that, there would be other activities promoting the project and its objectives – running a website and publishing educational and information materials.