Youth workers in education- new work approaches

in schools that receive refugees and young single migrants

 

Partners :
  • Godalen Vocational College
  • Esenler Vocational College (EsenlerMeslekiveTeknikAnadoluLisesi), Istanbul- Turkey
  • Free Youth Centre, Vidin, Bulgaria  (www.fyc-vidin.org)
  • Ecodelorganization ,Larache, Morocco
  • SOLIDARIDAD SIN FRONTERAS, Madrid, Spain (www.ssf.org.es)
Project description and background:

The migration flows across the Mediterranean has increased from a 216 000 people in 2014 to 362 753 in 2016 (unhcr.org-refugee situations). The numbers are not expected to decrease in 2017-2019. The European Commission’s agenda on migration sets out a European response, combining internal and external policies, making best use of EU agencies and tools, and involving all actors: EU countries and institutions, international organisations, civil society, local authorities and national partners outside the EU. The Fifth progress report on the Partnership Framework on Migration, presented 6th September 2017 by the Commission, shows that measures put in place to better manage migration along the Central Mediterranean Route and with partners in Africa are starting to bear fruits. Our countries will still for years to come receive thousands of young refugees and migrants who have a statutory right to education in the country they finally come to. This is very challenging for the schools since they are dealing with a new target group we did not see much before. This requires not only a solid pedagogical approach since the refugees meet a totally new curriculum, but also the systematic work of professional youth workers that was not common before.

Often refugees move country more than once, compounding the disruption. Naturally, this sets back learning – as does the need to work, to help the family make ends meet. However, a big problem is transcripts: how can students prove what they’ve already learned? When you become a refugee, it tends to happen suddenly – fleeing for your life, you have no time to visit college administrators and get your paperwork in order. In the face of such difficulties, it is easy for once-ambitious kids to lose hope.

This is when the professional youth worker comes in as an extremely valuable asset to the schools.

 

Objectives of this project is in line with general specific objectives of the Erasmus+ :
  1. to foster quality improvements in youth work by running competence building of youth workers and potential youth workers and share good practise on the issue of migrants/refugees in a school setting.
  2. improve the level of key competences and skills of young people through mobility opportunities for those active in youth work.
  3. enhance the international dimension of youth activities and the capacity of organisations in their support for young people
Task distribution in the project :

The project will consist of virtual mobility where we share good practise, learn from each other and raise issues in an online community regularly during the project.

 

 NORWAY will be responsible for :
  • management, coordinating and running the project according to contract with NA,
  • structured social media dissemination strategy
  • developing draft risk assessment plan
  • conduct local multiplier event for 70 people
  • responsible for conducting a kick off event and blended mobility of young people (5 DAYS)
  • sending youth workers to 2 short time trainings
  • evidence based approaches to youth work in education
  • connection in history between the countries and building bridges for future
  • contribute with 2 trainers co-responsible on each training event

BULGARIA will be responsible for :

  • conduct multiplier event for 20 people
  • sending youth workers and youth to 3 training events
  • expert on Roma population and integration of those at risk of social exclusion
  • responsible for each training course assessment.
  • contribute to inclusion games and non formal learning methods
  • contribute with 2 trainers co-responsible on each training event

TURKEY will be responsible for :

  • the topic “youth workers in schools and cooperation with migrant families”
  • conduct multiplier event for 50 people
  • youth workers and large scale cooperation with refugee families
  • sending youth workers and youth to 3 training events
  • lessons on Turkish language and history
  • contribute with 2 trainers co-responsible on each training event
  • sending youth workers and youth to 3 training events
  • lessons on Turkish language and history
  • contribute with 2 trainers co-responsible on each training event
SPAIN will be responsible for :
  • evidence based approaches to youth work, migration policies and approaches
  • non formal learning activities and approaches
  • sending youth workers to 3 trainings
  • contribute to inclusion games
  • holding second transnational meeting
  • contribute with 2 trainers co-responsible on each training event

MOROCCO will be responsible for :

  • sending youth workers and youth to 2 training events
  • conduct multiplier event for 50 people
  • conduct one short time training event for youth workers
  • sending youth workers and youth to 2 training events
  • conducting one transnational short time training event for youth workers and youth.