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Young People's Awareness and Responses to Migration and Refugee Crisis in Europe
Start date: Aug 2, 2016, End date: Nov 1, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The groups participating will all be between the ages of 15 and 21 years and will be a balance of each gender. All of the organisations work with young men and young women and are able to offer places on the visits to both genders.Lewisham, The Santa Maria de Feria, Feel strongly about the issues of Migration and Refugees that face Europe .The 2 youth democracy partners have been discussing Issues a of Citizenship, Refugees, and Migration both locally and collectively. The project Our 1st objective To develop a better understanding of the situation and question of citizenship European identity stereotyping of migrants and refugees . This will allow young people to explore and understand the current situation migrant/refugee situation occurring across Europe.The project also want young people to become aware of the concepts citizenship, identity, inter-cultural and social dialogue through non-formal simulation and role play games in order to give them the the tools and therefore the ability to analyze the situation for themselvesIn second part of the project idea is to meet young refugees and migrants and listen to their stories create mutual dialogue . We will be working on with the refugee network and working on refugee week to build relationships with this community, then we will be working in a secondary school with a group of young people who represent this group so that we can build and understand to feed into the next stage of the project and build a pan European yourh Seminar .The objective of each activity is to extend young peoples horizons to different environment and ways of viewing current events. We will have formed and sustained relationships with other youth organizations. This would have the impact of allowing us to develop future projects where we’d be able to directly experience different approaches towards achieving youth representation and participation.Follow up would involve young delivering presentations to groups within the local community and through our network and contact with schools, youth groups and organizations. making them aware of the migrant refugee situation to dispell myths and stereotypes. In the final phase we would like to develop basis for a youth seminar KA3 with a wider partnership inviting other partners the three group have to develop responses by young people that could feed into social policy in order to influence local national and European policy, which would be a strong long term benefit
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