Study visit: Integration of Young Refugees

Határidő: 2017.12.23.

Study Visit
20-24 February 2018 | Arnhem, Netherlands

for 24 participants
from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries Austria, Belgium - DE, Belgium - FL, Belgium - FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

and recommended for
Youth workers, Youth leaders, workers (voluntary or professional) dealing with newly arrived migrants, young refugees and/or asylum seekers

Working language(s): English

Organizer:
Dutch NA Erasmus+ Youth (National Agency)


Youth work can be one of the important actors on local level that can play an important role in the integration of young refugees. On the one hand by offering opportunities for the young refugee to learn new competences, gaining self-confidence and a feeling of belonging in this new country. On the other hand by creating awareness about refugees by working on connecting local communities with young refugees and therefor enhancing the acceptance and decreasing xenophobia of the local communities towards 'the unknown refugees'

Many initiatives have already taken place to integrate young refugees. The challenge for Youth Work is to not re-invent wheels, connecting successful initiatives and sharing and learning from each other.

One of the initiatives for cooperation is ‘Becoming part of Europe’, a strategic programme of 9 Erasmus+ National Agencies, including the Dutch National Agency. It runs between 2016-2019 and is aimed at identifying best practices of Youth Work in the field of integration and social inclusion of young migrants, refugees and asylum seekers and will be working towards policy recommendations about integration and social inclusion involving the main actors in the field of youth work.

This study visit is an initiative of the Dutch National Agency to, parallel to and in synergy with the strategic programme, providing a concrete space to youth workers for the exchange of good practices on a local level, learning from identified successful projects, each others experiences and bringing back inspiration and new ideas for successful local projects back home that will benefit the integration of refugees.


Study visit Aim and Objectives
This study visit with training elements aims at empowering and inspiring youth workers and others working directly with refugees and/or asylum seekers to get young refugees to integrate in the local communities by sharing good practices and inspiration for new ideas and formulating concrete steps.

The objectives are:

  • To reflect on the own local reality of integrating young refugees into local communities and identifying needs, challenges and good practices for working with young refugees. 
  • To exchange good practices (projects, methods, activities) of youth work in how to integrate young refugees into local communities
  • To explore local good practices of Dutch youth organisations in how to integrate young refugees into local communities 
  • To get inspired and create own ideas for the integration of refugees within the own local youth work context and to formulate concrete next steps. 
  • To explore how Erasmus+ can be used as a tool for the integration of refugees.

Be aware that this Study visit with training elements is mainly focused on sharing concrete good practices, getting inspiration and creating new ideas on how your youth work can contribute concretely to the development and integration of refugees. It will not be directly focused on writing new project proposals, finding new partners or giving extensive information on the Erasmus+ programme.


Is this study visit for you?

You are...

  • A youth worker (professional or volunteer) 
  • Professional or volunteer working directly with refugees and/or asylum seekers
  • Actively connected to a local youth organisation and working with or motivated to work with young refugees. 
  • Willing to share your challenges and good practices with other organisations. 
  • Motivated and able to implement new projects in your local organisation for the integration of young refugees 

Training overview

Costs
This project is financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO involved in this project - except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your Erasmus+: Youth in Action NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. If you come from a country other than Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme Countries, please contact the host Erasmus+: Youth in Action NA for further information about the financial details.

Note: Hungarian applicants are expected to apply on a Hungarian and on an English application form, too.

Jelentkezési lap
Kódszám a jelentkezéshez: 2017-1-HU01-KA218-000156

Application form in English

Application deadline: 23 December 2017
Date of selection: 20 January 2018

Contact for questions:
Gulácsi Ildikó / Ms Ildikó Gulácsi
TCA koordinátor / TCA coordinator
ildiko.gulacsi@tpf.hu 

ERASMUS+ IFJÚSÁG / ERASMUS+ YOUTH
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