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Erasmus+ For Refugees and Migrants

Training Course

21-26 May 2017 | İzmir, Türkiye

Migration is one of the major social, economic and political issues of the contemporary societies and the lack of information related to the issue is perpetuating related challenges both for migrants and the hosting societies.
Zygmunt Bauman, one of the most influential thinkers of our time, argues that the fear of refugees boils down to the idea of the “precariat” - people whose lives are marked by precariousness, anxiety and fear. A video on this argument: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qlv8pqtTss Youth sector stands as one of the essential stakeholders in order to develop support mechanisms and solutions concerning these challenges. In this context, Erasmus + Programme provides efficient tools for the youth sector, which can encourage and provide technical/methodological/financial support for migrants as they design their own solutions for the issue. The aim of this training course is to inform youth organizations and youth workers about using Erasmus + programme as a tool and encourage and reinforce them to design required support activities and mechanisms for refugees and migrants. Furthermore, the course aims to create a basis for a Europe-wide network of youth organizations, which will assist to develop projects related to migrants and refugees by using Erasmus+. The main objectives are: • to present deeper information on the basic concepts and existing context related to migration and refugees in Europe. • to increase knowledge and awareness of the participants on contemporary problems and challenges related to migration, migrants and refugees. • to provide information on how to use project based methodologies for analysing the problems of refugees/ migrants and developing targeted solutions. • to provide information on how to use Erasmus + Programme for innovative and project-based solutions on the issue of migration. • to equip youth workers with effective tools and methods for trainings and activities on young refugees and migrants • to improve youth organizations’ capacity to work for/with migrants and refugees. • to develop Europe-wide partnerships for further Erasmus + projects of the youth sector related to migration, migrants and refugees. • to provide opportunity on exchanging experience and expertise in the field of youth migrants and refugees. Methodology: This training course is based on non-formal learning methodologies including study visits to non-governmental organizations and public institutions working in the field of migration, meetings with representatives of these organizations, project labs in forms of the team works for developing project ideas, networking activities for creating a sound and sustainable cooperation among participants, analysis of the existing best practices by presenting personal experiences and reflections of the participants, interactive sessions, debates and case studies. The training programme is constructed upon three major themes: • Migration • Erasmus + • Project Cycle Management Expected outcomes: • to increase the number of Erasmus + youth projects related to migrants and refugees in Europe • to enhance the knowledge and awareness of the participants on migration issue. • to establish a Europe-wide network of youth workers who work on Erasmus + projects related to migrants and refugees. • to exchange best practices among youth workers and youth organisations in working with/for refugees and migrants. • to strengthen capacity of youth workers and youth organisations in working with/for refugees and migrants. A note on terminology: The term migrant is used in the text to refer to all people on the move who have yet to complete the legal process of claiming asylum. This group includes people fleeing war-torn countries such as Syria, who are likely to be granted refugee status, as well as people who are seeking jobs and better lives, who governments are likely to rule are economic migrants.

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This Training Course is

for 50 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, Volunteering mentors

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Turkish National Agency (National Agency)

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Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.


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 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. Note to prospective participants from partner countries neighbouring the EU: Your travel costs will be covered by Turkish National Agency. For more information regarding financial costs, please contact relevant SALTO Centres. You find their contact details below: SALTO-YOUTH South East Europe Resource Centre: see@salto-youth.net SALTO-YOUTH Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre: eeca@salto-youth.net SALTO-YOUTH EuroMed Resource Centre: euromed@salto-youth.net Note to NAs: This training course is financed within TCA 2016 budget.

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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