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Inclusion of Migrants via Art and Education
Date du début: 1 juin 2016, Date de fin: 31 déc. 2016 PROJET  TERMINÉ 

After 2009, w th the economic impact of the crisis which affects EU, many countries were forced to cut down the cost of social services towards migrants, while on the same time latest EUROSTAT statistics show that the number of young migrants that face the risk of social exclusion and poverty has increased up to 48.4% of the total population. Especially great migration flow to Europe after 2013 which is the at the peak after WW2 resulted in need for urgent actions for inclusion and integration of young migrants throught the Europe. Increasing young migrant’s employability could be a solution to this problem, as the concepts of employability and social inclusion are interconnected and depend heavily in each other. Now more than ever, there is a growing need for skilled youth workers to support young migrants towards their way to active social inclusion.However, it is also essential disadvantage youth such as migrants to have a shift of view from “only” traditional employability skills and employment places towards more innovative and creative approaches. A summary of European Commission’s recent researches have shown that: participation in non - formal education, knowledge and use of ICT tools, and having a creativity-driven way of thinking can increase employability especially for young migrants.In the path already tracked by Europe 2020 Strategy and its flagship initiative “An agenda for new skills and jobs” and “Youth on the Move”, as well Council Conclusions of 13 on November 2012 on the participation and social inclusion of young people with an emphasis on those with a migrant background, IMAGINE aims to support youth workers to their mission of a better integration of young migrants through employability by providing innovative and creative tools. As a result, initiative, creativity and entrepreneurship will be enhanced both in the direct target – youth workers – and in their final target – migrants – for Europe more inclusive, cohesive and employable.Objectives• To stimulate creativity and innovation on a EU context for NGOs and youth workers by matching and exchanging ideas, knowledge, good practices regarding young migrants’ employability and active inclusion;• To promote and emphasize the importance of using new tools combining non formal education, ICT and culture/art/creative thinking towards increasing of young migrants’ employability and social inclusion• To give the opportunity to youth workers to discover the current situation of young migrants in the partners’ countries regarding inclusion and employability and share common challenges and issues• To create a safe learning environment with up- to date information about social inclusion, intercultural dialogue and employability skills’ trends through non formal education methods;• To inform participants on Erasmus+ program for 2014 - 2020 and give special focus on active inclusion of youth and migrants project themes.The working methods are primarily based on the active participation and learning of participants promoted through non-formal and informal activities. Theoretical sessions will also integrated but in an interactive way. The main methodological approaches will be based on:- Creative thinking methods - - Experiential learning - Cooperative learning - Peer learning - Open Space Technology - Outdoor activities - Field visitThe main topics of the TC will be distributed in the flow of the learning path as follows:- Information, knowledge exchange and competences development about art, intercultural dialogue and youth work- youth (un)employment and wellbeing: how social inclusion through artistic tools contribute and can be an opportunity for career development- Follow up, dissemination and evaluation of the TC.During IMAGINE project two experience trainers in field and two facilitators will moderate the learning process of participants. Smart will gather 29 youth workers or young migrants from Greece, Romania, Poland, Estonia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Italy and Turkey in Izmir between 16-26 September 2016. During this 7 days training course participants will share their experiences and gain new skills and increase their knowledge.



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