Driven by enthusiasm was the promotional event of project LINGUA CUISINE that was organized on 20 Oct 2018, in Athens by the DAISSy (Digital Ambient Intelligence Sociotechnical Systems) Research Group of Hellenic Open University. The project promotes equality of access and participation in learning, with emphasis on the development of digital and linguistic skills. By using a combined educational methodology that promotes foreign language learning, digital literacy and intercultural communication through gastronomy, it helps social inclusion and prevents exclusion of people without or with few digital skills, while enhancing the creation of online digital communities with a common culinary interest. An online app for Android and iPhone has been developed as part of the project, which supports authoring and posting digital cooking recipes in six official EU languages. At the end of training, participants received a digital competence certificate based on the European standard DigComp 2.1. LINGUA CUISINE project achieved widespread adoption of this learning methodology with a focus on social inclusion of migrants and that is why project perfectly matches with the concept of project “Tackling multiple discrimination in Greece: Delivering equality by active exploration and enabling policy interventions” (JUST / 2015 / RDIS / AG / DISC / 9507).
The project was promoted with a specially created short video showcasing all DAISSy projects along with a respective intervention delivered by Achilles KAMEAS, Project Scientific Coordinator and Head of DAISSy Research Group. All participants were informed about the project contents and objectives and were handed the project dissemination material. The event provided a favorable environment for the announcement of the upcoming final project conference to be organized by EKKE-National Social Research Centre (Coordinator) for promoting the project results and strengthen their exploitation (17th Dec 2018, Athens). It triggered questions and it attracted further interest of people in this project and its final event.
The event was attended by almost sixty participants from all levels of education and other sectors of activities (local authorities, civil society, etc.) and it provided a favorable environment for the innovative use of digital technology in the learning process and the development of digital skills through creative activities that unite people and favor anti-discrimination behaviors.
For more info about “Tackling multiple discrimination in Greece: Delivering equality by active exploration and enabling policy interventions” project, please visit the project website (http://ekke.gr/ocd/?page_id=278#), the DAISSy website (http://daissy.eap.gr), as well as HOU-DAISSy social media (FaceBook, Twitter). You can find more info on LINGUA CUISINE project at https://linguacuisine.com/. You can receive more information about DAISSy and its activities by sending an email at email@example.com.
The DAISSy research group of Hellenic Open University (http://daissy.eap.gr) coordinated the event and in parallel it promoted related research activities and projects.