Publications & Reasearch

Here you will find publications that have been composed in the framework of projects that we have participated or by the members of networks we belong in and we have contributed in one way or another. 

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For the Greek version of the following publications click the button on your right.

Comprehensive Report of Identification of Needs

Recently, all six COOCOU partner countries (Austria, Germany, Greece, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) carried out a national research in order to identify the needs of the future users of the project outcomes. The comprehensive report represents a compilation of the partner’s findings and includes good practices as well as useful recommendations for the development of the COOCOU toolkit.

WE Start! Guide

The “Guide”- the initial research – of WESTART used a mixed method approach i.e. a combination of quantitative questionnaires for institutions, semi qualitative guided interviews with learners as well as a collection of so called good practice examples and the minutes and comments of the Territorial Working Groups installed in each partner country and used as a sounding board and extra source of expertise for the project. This approach was decided upon for two reasons, one mainly pragmatic as the questionnaires could be sent out by the institutions and collected and evaluated centrally by, and second, because the different perspectives achieved by this approach allow for triangulation and a multi-perspective view of the data. Like pieces of a puzzle, the individual components of the research are supposed to produce a complete picture.

MAV Communication Toolkit

The OER MAV Communications Toolkit is aimed to support and improve communication needs of European organisations and stakeholders working with migrants towards successful integration which requires complex processes and strategies. Studies and data show that communities across Europe are still facing difficulties in this respect. The main objective of the Communications Toolkit is to present and share MAV communication strategy addressing migrants and propose models and best practices that might inspire European communities.

MAV Adult Learning Course

This MAV manual assumes that integration is a multi-dimensional process. This process must be “learned”. Not everything runs automatically. This learning is seen as a complex activity in which migrants are involved as mentors and mentees in the context of MAV. The basis is that peer-to-peer mentoring is the means of integration into society and at work, which includes language learning, modern basic skills and employment strategies including entrepreneurship and start-up initiatives. The MAV course to facilitate the integration of migrants encompasses all of these facets.

MAV Adult Learners’ Toolkit

The toolkit provides information and resources to trainers who support volunteer mentors in helping newcomer migrants to integrate themselves more effectively into their host nation by easing the transition process between their arriving as a migrant and being able to enter in to the local labour market, and in this way helping to contribute to the creation of more inclusive societies. Although local communities will be actively involved in the recruitment of migrant volunteers, they will not be involved in the training itself.

This publication is also adapted into an online course which can be found here:  under the name “MAV Course for Trainers”

The Curriculum for Counsellors

The Curriculum for Counsellors is based on the SCOUT-toolkit and the Manual for Counsellors. It provides guidance and suggestions for the training of counsellors both with regard to training content and methods.

The Manual for Counsellors

The Manual for Counsellors is an accompanying document for the SCOUT-toolkit and the ProfilPASS in Simple Language. It provides background information as well as guidelines and suggestions for counsellors on how the SCOUT-toolkit and the ProfilPASS in Simple Language can be applied.

ProfilPASS in Simple Language

The ProfilPASS in Simple Language is the core of the SCOUT-toolkit.
It is an adapted version of the original ProfilPASS and has been specifically designed to suit the needs and the experiential situation of new immigrants. The adapted version of the ProfilPASS is distinguished by the following features:

  • shortened text passages
  • use of simple language
  • enhanced use of visualizations, pictograms or the like in order to support the understanding and access to the texts
  • content that is primarily based on the living situation, the experiences and the vocational situation that new immigrants are faced with
  • additional aids (incl. moderators and testimonials) facilitating access to the text and transfer to the realities of living

The SCOUT-toolkit

Our SCOUT-toolkit comprises 20 tools for competence assessment from different countries and with different contentual and methodological foci. Here, counsellors will have the opportunity to easily find and get access to competence assessment tools that suit the needs of new immigrants and that will support and enrich the counselling process.

Influence, involve and train – Manual for practitioners, providers and policy-makers

This implOED manual aims to help policy makers and practitioners, in the field of adult education and beyond, to improve the practice of outreach, empowerment and diversity. The aims are to achieve increased social justice, emancipation, integration and inclusion. As such, both the education sector and society will benefit from the long-term positive impact of implementing the approaches detailed in the implOED manual.

Find the case studies interactive tool here:

More project related publications can be found here:

Way Forward – supporting Refugees’ Careers

As collective outcome of the ReVoT partnership, we published a booklet that reviews existing vocational training practices in line with refugees’ job integration in the partners’ countries.
The identified good practices were selected by the partnership since they are transferable under institutional and social preconditions, although they reflect specific, context related, strategies.
This final outcome reflects the research findings of the two years deliberations, study visits and desk research of the RevoT partners.
The booklet offers descriptions of relevant VET integration domains which are illustrated by good practice and innovative examples from the countries involved in reference to the relevant national legislative boundaries and context of integration as a whole.

MAV Guide for Trainers

How to motivate adults interested in volunteering to work for and with migrants? How do you motivate migrants and refugees to attend a training program for a longer period of time?

The MAV Guide for Trainers introduces the methodology and approach of MAV. For the development of the guideline experts were interviewed in all project countries. They all have been working for a long time in the areas of volunteering and integration of immigrants. In addition, successful examples of good practice from the areas of volunteering and integration were collected in all partner countries. These successful examples can be transferred to other countries and are presented in the appendix of the MAV Guide.

Also available in German, Italian, Turkish, Romanian and Greek

Learning Framework

The LSE framework offers an overarching framework for life skills learning that is applicable across Europe.

The framework is not a curriculum, syllabus or scheme of work to be followed but a simple, yet powerful, tool to facilitate life skills curriculum development.

Compehensive Report of Identification of Needs

In the framework of SCOUT project, the partners carried out a research concerning the identification of needs of the target group. In this report you will find refences to social policies, actions and projects to facilitate the integration of refugees and migrants in the host societies and  results from the focus groups/individual interviews carried out by the partners.

“Report on Life Skills approach in Europe” & “The life skills approach in Europe” are two products of the project “Life Skills for Europe“.

The first document consists of the complete analysis that the project consortium did on the life skills issue. The second one, is a summary of the report.


For a more quick reading, click on the image to read the project’s leaflet

Mapping the Needs of InnoVal Target Groups: The Individuals Perspective, is a study carried out by Dafni Kek, investigating the specific needs of disadvantaged groups such as migrants, refugees, early school leavers and long-term unemployed. The identification of the learners’ needs is in line with the direct, context-related experience that Dafni Kek, working in a rural area of Greece has built for more than 20 years in the field of non-formal Continuing Vocational Education and Training, cooperating with a large number of learners. 

Along with the above publication you will find:

  • The InnoVal Online Consultation Analysis, carried out by EUCEN, pointed out the most important barriers and enablers on the use of alternative assessment methods by reaching out to practitioners and organisations active in the field of validation of NFIL.
  • InnoVal Needs Assessment is a report carried out by EIESP, complementing the previous two reports and setting the outline of the state of the art regarding the implementation of alternative assessment methods for validation of NFIL across Europe.

Suite of Key Competences

Created in the framework of “ARiS – Pathways to an encore career” project


EDGE Project Final Report

Created in the framework of “EDGE – Enhance the Delivery of Guidance and Employability”


EDGE Project Practitioner’s Handbook

Created in the framework of “EDGE – Enhance the Delivery of Guidance and Employability”





Publications by the OED network

In the link you will find more resources in several languages

In the link you will find the following publications (by order of appearance in the website):

  1. Ethnomethodological agenda for the study of the phenomenon of working at home
  2. Professiography of domestic work and curriculum framework for professional development
  3. Analysis of the professional competences arising at home with polyvalent application outside of it
  4. Pedagogical didactic guide for the MUPYME Training Plan implementation
  5. MUPYME Training Site – Online Training Platform
  6. Women and employment: From domestic economy management to SMEs management


MIVAL – MIgration, VAlues, Language Final Report

Building Bridges from schools to employment – Book and Practitioners Handbook

Get Intercultural

Made by NILE network (predecessor of EAEA) 

Studies & Articles

Gender Aspects in Lifelong Learning

European Association for the Education of Adults (Belgium).Brussels.
(In: EAEA newsletter. vol.4, 2007, no.2). pp.2-6)

GREEK Language & Immigration Policies
Short Outline

The European Network for Intercultural Learning in adult education (NILE): Conclusions and results – Vasiliki M. Tsekoura, Dr. Beate Schmidt-Behlau

Peer Mentoring – Christos Giannakopoulos

Migration, european social values and language: Comparative results mapping of  Grudtvig project “MIVAL” 2011-2013 – Vasiliki M. Tsekoura, Panagiota Vathi

The promotion of active citizenship in adult learning in the context of social integration – Vasiliki M. Tsekoura