Our aim is to develop and disseminate an innovative compilation of measures and tools for science centers and other adult science education institutions to strengthen educators' intercultural competences, offer science learning activities which promote the development of key competences of refugees and migrants, and become places for intercultural dialogue between refugees, migrants and the host society.
With the ongoing refugee crisis, European societies are facing their greatest transformation and challenges for the last decades. It is widely acknowledged that education plays a decisive role for successful integration of disadvantaged groups in society.
In this situation, science centers/museums have a crucial role to play in offering low-threshold adult science education, and in strengthening of key competences of refugee and migrant adults. The project aims at improving science centres and museums as places for adult science education in an intercultural and inclusive perspective.
PISEA addresses science communicators as well as other staff through awareness-raising, development of resources and specific trainings. The project also addresses refugees and migrants as adult learners, through providing an encouraging, welcoming, and low threshold setting.