NAMED Study Report
This study is part of the Erasmus Plus Strategical Partnership NAMED – Narratives of Working Migration as Tools for the Assessment of Education Demands.
The goal of this project is to analyze the educational demands of working migrants through narrative interviews and, based on this analysis, to develop a course curriculum tailored to fit these demands. Behind our project stands our belief, that education can provide a valuable contribution to empowerment and social inclusion.
In this study, we analyzed the different demands working migrants have, both with regards to contents and to forms of education. Additionally, we identified those factors that influence educational demands and working migrants’ ability to satisfy them.
The research team working on this study was comprised of researchers from the project members Foundation for European Studies (FEPS) in Poland, Katholische Erwachsenenbildung im Lande Niedersachsen e. V. (KEB) in Germany and Asociatia Institutio Pro Educationem Transilvaniensis in Romania.
For this study, the researchers involved have conducted 41 biographic-narrative interviews with working migrants across four EU countries. We have then used a constructivist Grounded Theory Methodology to analyze these interviews and identify the educational demands of working migrants and their interrelation with the factors shaping working migration.