Migration - Challenge of Modernity
Start date: Dec 31, 2016,
End date: Dec 30, 2018
"Migration - Challenge of Modernity" is two stages Erasmus+ project aiming cover, explore, discuss and deal with integration related challenges linked to the migration process. Creating network of the civic organizations working or willing to work in the field, promote new tools and methodology among youth workers and NGO workers in order to strengthen the integration and peace building process in the global community is the main feature of the project. The need to organize project about the topic is caused due to the fact that generally migration related challenges are the driving policy issues in the contemporary Europe and as all the researches and studies show without active and positive input of civic society it can be developed dramatically. It is a fact that reasons for displacement can be diverse - poverty, social or political exclusion, war, quest for a better life, studying or work abroad, which are the logical and historical steps of human journey, but the outcome is the same - migration is followed by concrete advantages and disadvantages that has to be explored and analyzed without creating stereotypes and radicalization.The main aim of the project is to bring positive change and support the implementation of the European policy agenda for the growth, peace building, integration and social inclusion via non formal education. The project content is building strong logical chain to rise up the awareness about migration and importance of integration process for the modern society based on the philosophy of the Erasmus+ program "Building on the past experience, looking towards future".Project will be implemented through following phases: • 1st stage – Contact Making Seminar (CMS) – aiming to create network of NGOs willing to be involved in the migration management process and contribute to the integration process. It will bring together CEOs, managers and consultants in the field of non-formal education from the partner organizations in order build strong partnership among organizations and guarantee the high involvement in the process. During the meeting it is planed to explore what are the key actions governmental or non- governmental sector contributes to the integration process with, analyze results, find the gap between, share the best practice and create an action plan of the network. This meeting will be the biggest advantage insuring the sustainable development of the whole project idea, as decision makers will be involved in the planning process and they will have chance to meet face to face. • 2nd stage – Training course – aiming to rise up personal and professional skills of the trainers and youth workers. Prepare and motivate them regarding migration related topics. Process will support them to successfully include and cover integration related topics among their target groups. Target group of the second phase will be the main actor to develop and implement all the activities planed during the first phase. Overall it will empower them be actively involved in this process and stimulate the idea of integration among youth.All activities during the whole phase of project are planed in a way to encourage participants to become ambassadors of integration in their society, use their organizational resources to achieve this goal, build a strong network of youth workers and youth NGOs working on the field. Whole project cycle is planed as an example of well designed non-formal education project with a powerful balance of practice and theory, bringing meaningful result in the personal and professional development of the participants. Overall objectives of the project are the following:• Create a network of the organizations working in the field • Explore migration policy of EU and role of civic society in the process• Rise up awareness about migration among youth workers and NGO workers• Stimulate the idea of social integration and peace building in Europe• Share the best practice connected with the management of migration among Youth NGOs and youth workers• Encourage young people to be actively involved in social life • Motivate youngsters to be active European citizens in general• Promote non formal learning and present it as a tool for participation and development • Promote inter-cultural exchange, tolerance and solidarity in general• Spread information about Erasmus + stimulate future cooperationProject partners are presenting nice combination of the countries facing different challenges of migration: Czech republic, Armenia, Georgia, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Poland and Spain.The objectives of the training course harmoniously merge with the general objectives of the Erasmus + and Key Action 1 in particular, in terms of building active and participative society, promoting common sense of European citizenship and identity.
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