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Open Space for Migrations
Start date: Aug 1, 2016, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Open Space for Migrations is project that is dealing with current Europe, its changes and challenges, consequences of radical politics in the regions of Middle East and Eastern Africa, war and its consequences and the role of International Voluntary Service today. As a movement that was initiated after the First World War in order to repair the broken Europe, to fight prejudices and stereotypes and bring young people from opposed sides together, IVS organizations have proven to have an important role and lot of potential in initiating social change, promoting social inclusion and mutual understanding of people. Today when Europe is facing one of its biggest challenges in last 3 decades, this project is gathering us together to discuss what is it that we as representatives of IVS can do once young refugees settle in our societies, how can we influence positive social change and encourage local communities to act in an inclusive and understanding way, and how can we use education, both among the local community and among the young refugees, in order to ensure fundamental rights to each and every young person living in Europe.The project will have two activities: A1: Seminar/conference, hosted by Young Researchers of Serbia in Petnica (Serbia) 29/10 - 03/11/2016The main goal of the seminar/conference is to provide more knowledge on current situation, on concepts of social inclusion and human rights, as well on Paris Declaration we are using as the main policy frame. Furthermore, A1 will has as an outcome collection of the good practices and success stories from all over Europe, as well as presentation of cases done in selected countries by local partners and groups of active citizens with whom partners o this project cooperate.A2: Training for multipliers hosted by IJGD in Oberschleissheim (Germany) 20-27/01/2017The main goal of the training for multipliers is to disseminate the outcomes of the seminar/conference, share good practices among the practitioners, youth workers and trainers from the partner organizations, and build further their capacities to work with young refugees through international voluntary service projects. Further expectation and outcome should be increased number of inclusive projects within the Alliance member organizations, higher number of mobility possibilities for young refugees, as well as more possibilities for young refugees to take an active role in life of their local communities. The project will gather approx. 90 participants who are staff members, trainers, board members, youth workers and leaders of their organizations.

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