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Transition to employmnet for young refugees

The training activity took place
in Sirogojno, Serbia
organised by Sfera Denmark
14-21 December 2016

Aims & objectives

to promote mobility within and beyond the EU's borders, non-formal learning and inter-cultural dialogue and encourage the employability and inclusion of young refugees, regardless of their educational, social and cultural background. It will aim to stimulate young refugee people’s spirit, their initiative, creativity and entrepreneurship by giving them useful tools in sharing models of good practice and creating international partnerships; raising awareness on this issue; educating and acquiring skills that will help young workers in the NGOs to increase creativity and entrepreneurial spirit, developing entrepreneurial spirit and skills-set and educating them on how to use existing income generation possibilities.
A key objective of this project and of Erasmus + programme is to motivate and involve young refuge people in entrepreneurship. Education determines future life chances, and is crucial for finding stable and decently paid employment. Non-formal learning plays a very important role in equipping them. It will enable them to become entrepreneurial thinkers by immersing them in real-life learning ventures where they can take risks, manage the results, and learn from the outcomes. Entrepreneurial skills can help youth refugee to adapt well to other non-entrepreneurial careers and improve their lives and communities.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

28 participants from Denmark, Poland, Italy, Azebaijan, Serbia, FYROM, Croatia, Jordan, Albania and Bulgaria

Training methods used & main activities

Working methods of this project were based on:
• active participation in workshops, presentations, study visits
• personal and group discussions
• brainstorming, and sessions for enhancing creativity
• personal development activities and reflection sessions
• team-building activities, energizers, games (music, dance)
• intercultural dialogue and presentation
• role play

Outcomes of the activity

The training offered participants an opportunity to find ways to fight against poverty and marginalization, to fight for inspiration, initiative and inclusive society. So they gained ne competetences to stimulate unemployed young refugee people's mobility and active participation in order to have even greater impact on national, European and International level, since they become youth workers with necessary skills, experiences and knowledge which will be transferred to other youths.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team


I worked on this training for 6 days as a full time trainer.

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