Vet opportunities for migrants and refugees” is a project approved under the Erasmus Plus program KA2 Strategic Partnerships for VET Development of innovation.

About the Project

“Vet opportunities for migrants and refugees” (acronym “VET4MIGRE” is a project approved under the Erasmus Plus program KA2 Strategic Partnerships for VET Development of innovation (Action No. 2017-1-DK01-KA202-034224).

The project starts from the result of a research conducted by the European Commission in 2015 (according to which more than 1.8 million immigrants of non-European origin reside in Europe and risk to be marginalized) and from the observation of the situation of difficulties that migrants and refugees encounter in destination countries.

It is therefore more important than ever to develop new, creative and far-sighted strategies and practical ways, so that the refugee and migrant population adapts, integrates and becomes a positive member in the host country: one of the safest ways seems to be to integrate them into the labor market by offering training and mentoring opportunities necessary to become self-employed, as migrants and refugees can indeed become an important workforce for the host countries.

So the project, in line with the above, wants to try to include migrants in the European economy by favouring:

  1. strengthening skills in ICT and innovations;
  2. improvement of soft skills, abilities and competences,
  3. promotion and exchange of good practices
  4. development of situations that facilitates better integration

Output

Intellectual Output

The project will develop the following four intellectual outputs of different types (reports, guides, DVDs, Internet platform), on which the whole partnership will work for a period of 28 months:

  1. Target Groups Report based on a context survey done in all partner countries in relation to migrant inclusion in EU local economies
  2. Guide for Migrants Entrepreneurs
  3. Tool Kit for VET Migrants’ Providers
  4. Online Migrants Entrepreneurship Course

Other outcomes

Other outcomes to be realized are:

  1. Project brand;
  2. Web site (in all partners languages and in English);
  3. Leaflet (in all partners languages and in English);
  4. Research of best practices (only English);
  5. e-Book of best practices (only English);
  6. Facebook page;
  7. Facebook group;
  8. Mailgroup;
  9. Four newsletters (in all partners languages and in English);
  10. Dissemination campaign;
  11. Monitoring activities;
  12. Evaluation activities

Events

The project will develop also the following activities:

a Joint Staff Training Event in which the staff will learn the methodology of a fast teaching in language course (expected in Bulgaria in April 2019)

5 Transnational Project meetings to reflect on, monitor and evaluate the activities developed and to plan the new ones in Denmark, Perfugas (IT), Spain, Greece and Potenza (IT)

5 Multiplier Events in which all the outcomes will be publicized/popularized in Denmark, Italy, Greece, Spain and Bulgaria

Partners

Crossing Border

(Denmark)

Crossing Borders (CB) is a no-profit civil society organization that is also accreditated for EVS as coordinating, hosting and sending organism. Its mission is to create dialogue space in the world and to build the capacity of youth, media workers and educators to realize a world in peace with itself in which diversity is celebrated.

crossingborders.dk

Youth Europe Service

(Italy)

Youth Europe Service is a no-profit association that wants to promote:

  • Integration of people with disabilities or disadvantaged (migrants, refugees, etc.)
  • Solidarity and civil living together
  • Knowledge and protection of the historical, cultural, artistic patrimony
  • Development of the social, cultural and sports activities to create an European citizenship
  • Youth exchanges, mobilities abroad and cultural events, trainings, etc.
  • New entrepreneurs & job opportunities
  • Activities and initiatives in tourism development and promotion.

yespotenza.wordpress.com

Panepistimio Thessalias

University of Thessaly (Greece)

University of Thessaly, with 18 Departments and various Research Centers, is a University with a prominent position in the Greek national educational system. Established in 1984 as University Of Thessaly it has its administrative and academic center is in the City of Volos. The University of Thessaly is extended over the whole Region of Thessaly with academic Departments in Volos, Larissa, Trikala, Karditsa and Lamia offering educational services for over 12000 students.

www.uth.gr

MINE VAGANTI NGO

(Italy)

Mine Vaganti NGO is a no-profit organisation born in Sardinia in 2009. It has 4 offices in Sassari, Uri, Olbia and Tempio Pausania covering all the North of Sardinia and with other branches in the rest of Italy. MVNGO promotes intercultural dialogue, social inclusion through Sport and environmental protection using Non Formal Education.

minevaganti.org

AGIFODENT

Asociacion Granadina para la informacion, formacion y desarrollo de las nuevas tecnologias (Spain)

AGIFODENT is a no-profit institution established in Spain to inform about the actual problems in Europe. It is an association with a lot of expertise in VET activities, offering training for companies, continuous training, catalogues of courses, training for workers, etc.

agifodent.es

Narodno chitalishte

“Badeshte sega 2006” (Bulgaria)

Narodno chitalishte “Badeshte sega 2006” was established in 2006 by experts in the field of education and training. Its mission is: “to enrich the process of personal development and learning”. It works in youth sector, non-formal learning, personal development of children and youth, support for people with fewer opportunities, social inclusion, etc.

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