Using Radio as a Tool for Inclusion

(This article was first published by EPALE, Plateforme électronique pour l’éducation et la formation des adultes en Europe on 06/01/2017)

Led by the Errobi Promotions Association, this adult education partnership project explores how radio can be better used to integrate migrants. EPALE France met Mikel Exteberria, coordinator of Radio Kultura, one of the partner radios of the project. He will also deliver his testimony on Monday, January 9, at the conference of 30 years of Erasmus +.

Immigrant communities face two linguistic problems:
• the use of the language of reception is not easy, they tend to group themselves in communities in cities or neighborhoods to continue using their language of origin;

• the use of their mother tongue to keep the link with their roots and with their families who have remained in their country of origin. This is clearly also a factor of cultural wealth for Europe.

This linguistic duality poses problems in terms of social inclusion and professional integration, ev