Project Reference: 2019-1-UK01-KA105-060450
Type of Project: Youth workers mobility
Number of sent participants: 5
The aims and objectives of the training courses are:
• Fostering reflection on different dimensions of migration and mobility, understanding the theoretical framework of migration trends and new migration in Europe and its global effects
• Exchange of experience and good practice in youth work, related to international/local migration and mobility and its influence on young people in Europe
• Preparing youth workers and youth leaders in addressing the challenges and opportunities resulting from migration for young people /society as a whole
• Raising the competence of youth workers and youth leaders about the push and pull factors of migration and causes and consequences of migration and how to prevent negative effects of migration (such as discrimination) in society
• Understanding the EU policies towards migration and mobility and local realities in participating countries and learning good practices
• Improving competences about different (youth) mobility opportunities in Europe
• Promote European cooperation between youth organisations to promote youth mobility and engage youth with immigrant backgrounds in organizations’ activities
• Develop new initiatives in the field of migration and mobility for young people within the framework of Erasmus+ programme
Type of activity: A1 Mobility of youth workers
Venue: Copenhagen, Denmark
Planned dates: 1-10 September, 2019
Countries involved: UK, Denmark, Croatia,Turkey, Lithuania, Slovakia, Italy, Netherlands,Slovenia, Slovakia and Macedonia.
Participants; 50 participants from 10 countries
Training courses will use non-formal methods to gain its aims and also to take into account the personal development of each participant. We will use group discussions, study visits, role-plays, work in pairs and other various methods. We will have theoretical and practical inputs on both – immigration and emigration. Training course will be facilitated by team of three facilitators from UK,Turkey and Denmark.
For all the mobilities, the participants will be youth workers and leaders (18 – 35) directly working with young people and/or refugees/immigrants. All the participating youth workers will be representing their respective organisations, either as volunteers, paid youth workers or youth leaders. Together, they will be developing new competences, networks, skills and inspirations to work with migration, refugee and anti-discrimination policies and campaigns.
Cities need to find a way to promote active participation of all inhabitants and enable them to make their voices heard regardless of cultural or social background. On the other hand, migrant communities also need to actively participate, engage in public affairs and within civil actors. Using community engagement for migrant integration as an approach is highly beneficial for the well-being of both migrant and local communities. Community engagement has the capacity to improve intercultural competences, social cohesion and bonds within migrant and with the host communities. This can help increase adaptation abilities to decrease prejudices and xenophobia towards migrant communities. Therefore, the need for active and well informed participation of youth organisations and youth workers cannot be overstated.