This is a reference for Andrea Bernieri

Youth Work for Integration Of Migrants

The training activity took place
in Limmared, Sweden
organised by Ungdomsfronten
12-19 December 2018
Reference person

Alaa Muneer

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Aims & objectives

The main objectives could be marked as follows:
• Acquire the right terminology in the field of migration in order to properly work with the final target group
• Explain migration from different perspectives, depending on the nationality of the migrants and the conditions of the hosting country
• Let the participants share their countries’ experiences regarding migration, push and pull factors
• Shed some light on unjust treatment of migrants based on their nationality, religion, etc. in order to explain the underlying reasons behind this treatment, to eventually become more aware about the need of tolerance and open mindedness
• Reach the understanding that migrants and refugees are not only seekers of help and refuge, but individuals capable of providing and improving their hosting environment
• Discover different approaches of non-formal education in order to support young people to effectively use NFE in their local contexts for the integration of migrants

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

The Training course included the participation of 30 youth workers from the following Countries: Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, North Macedonia, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Training methods used & main activities

In order to reach the project's objectives, the training combined different kinds of non-formal learning modules, based on researches, case studies and data analysis, debates, group works and discussion corners, creative presentations and interactive workshops; sharing of videos and documentaries (also with cineforum sessions), as well as the main programmes and institutions relevant in the field of migration

Outcomes of the activity

Thanks to the activities carried out throughout the project, participants had the opportunity to improve their key competences, as defined in the Youthpass and specific in relation to the topics of the Training.
In particular, main outcomes were related to:
- Information and knowledge about migration and cultural differences within the society
- Development of specific skills and competences for youth workers in their work with young people in the topic of migration
- Empowered participants to act as multipliers of non-formal education and actors of change towards integration of migrants and refugees
- Large scale European cooperation, also through a study visit to a social centre working with migrants and refugees

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

As freelance trainer, after an initial phase of contacts with the organizations promoting the project and after finalizing the design of the activities, I was in charge to facilitate and train the group of participants taking part to the Training, from the welcoming part to the team building activities, from the thematic workshops, role plays and simulations to the individual learning activities and reflection moments

I worked on this training for 9 days as a full time trainer.

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