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European Structural Orientation Program for Migrants

ESOP is an empowerment exchange program for migrants in Italy and EU interns providing the necessary platform to support and manage mutual dialogue for an appreciative living together.

The program units on one hand focus on Italian and German language classes, introduction to IT, civic education, legal trainings and preparation for the labour market in Europe for migrants. On the other hand, through seminars and trainings, the European interns receive an important formation in intercultural communication strategies.

The program is not only implemented on a national level enhancing exchange with the local population, but follows an European approach based on the principles of solidarity and freedom of mobility.

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European Structural Orientation Program for Migrants

ESOP is an empowerment exchange program for migrants in Italy and EU interns providing the necessary platform to support and manage mutual dialogue for an appreciative living together.

The program units on one hand focus on Italian and German language classes, introduction to IT, civic education, legal trainings and preparation for the labour market in Europe for migrants. On the other hand, through seminars and trainings, the European interns receive an important formation in intercultural communication strategies.

The program is not only implemented on a national level enhancing exchange with the local population, but follows an European approach based on the principles of solidarity and freedom of mobility.

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Become active with “MovEurope!” for legal migration and volunteer for the freedom of movement of young people with a refugee background within Europe.

What is the context?

MovEurope! implements legal migration routes to Germany for refugees with a residence permit from another EU member state. Many thousands of refugees reach the EU via the external borders, primarily via Italy, Greece and Spain. According to European law, they must apply for asylum in this country and stay there permanently. The current EU legislation makes legal migration to other EU countries hardly possible. So far, the only options are a new asylum procedure or a life without a secure residence status.

What do we do?

MovEurope! is a way of enabling legal migration via a visa procedure for educational purposes (according to §17 AufenthG). As a necessary intermediate step on the way to training (Ausbildung), MovEurope! organises, with the help of a network of volunteers, internships (three months) and voluntary services (12 months) for refugees.

With which target group do we work?

The work of the project focuses on the one hand on people who are already in Germany with a residence permit from another EU country and are looking for an opportunity to live and work legally in Germany. On the other hand, we offer refugees, in cooperation with our partner institution in Italy, the opportunity to set the first steps to migrate legally to Germany.

What have we achieved so far?

So far we have been able to organise an internship for three people as their first stay in Germany, two of them in the Ruhrgebiet (North Rhine-Westphalia). For one of the three trainees, this gave them the opportunity to join a voluntary service in the same institution. Since we observe how positive the effect of the stay is on the lives of the refugees and how much this contributes to an active civic engagement of the people in the Ruhrgebiet, we would like to implement our project of legal migration in a sustainable and long-term way in the region. The establishment of an honorary network in the Ruhrgebiet should contribute to the fact that a larger number of refugees can legally stay in Germany, and specifically in the Ruhrgebiet and that their integration in the region is actively supported.

What can you do as a volunteer in the Ruhrgebiet?

Volunteering is possible in the following areas of the project:

  • Acquisition of volunteers/partner institutions (research and contact of potential volunteers/internships)

  • Accompaniment during the stays for the refugees (contact person during the stays, organisation of German courses, access to local social networks/ help/ leisure activities, provision of accommodation)
  • Public relations (dissemination of the idea of legal migration, documentation of stays in social networks, on the homepage and in the regional and national press)
  • Networking (networking of the project with other organisations working with the target group, acquisition of volunteers/interns)

  • Support in finding a training place after successful completion of the 12-month voluntary service, as well as during training (establishing contacts with employers, support in the application process and during training)

What can we offer you?

Through your engagement for MovEurope! you are not only committed to a constructive and innovative project that promotes social coexistence, but you also get the opportunity to take part in training courses organized by the association “migration_miteinander”. Especially in the first phase of the project development we will be active as members of “migration_miteinander” coordinating. The aim in the further course of the project is for the project to be implemented by the volunteers in the Ruhrgebiet on their own responsibility. In the background, however, the association “migration_miteinander” is always available to provide support.
Besides that, the introduction to the topic and above all intensive trainings are carried out by MovEurope! and offer the volunteers the opportunity to acquire know-how and become experts in this field. In concrete terms, this is to be achieved through weekend seminars on the following topics: legal training on legal migration, labour market integration, empowerment, intercultural and anti-racism training.
Not only MovEurope! volunteers can take part in the seminars, but also social workers who would like to receive further training in this area. In this way, refugees can be accompanied on the spot from illegality into a legal and participative future.

For further information and contact:

E-Mail: moveurope@migrationmiteinander.de

Phone: +49 1631505334

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Become active with “MovEurope!” for legal migration and volunteer for the freedom of movement of young people with a refugee background within Europe.

What is the context?

MovEurope! implements legal migration routes to Germany for refugees with a residence permit from another EU member state. Many thousands of refugees reach the EU via the external borders, primarily via Italy, Greece and Spain. According to European law, they must apply for asylum in this country and stay there permanently. The current EU legislation makes legal migration to other EU countries hardly possible. So far, the only options are a new asylum procedure or a life without a secure residence status.

What do we do?

MovEurope! is a way of enabling legal migration via a visa procedure for educational purposes (according to §17 AufenthG). As a necessary intermediate step on the way to training (Ausbildung), MovEurope! organises, with the help of a network of volunteers, internships (three months) and voluntary services (12 months) for refugees.

With which target group do we work?

The work of the project focuses on the one hand on people who are already in Germany with a residence permit from another EU country and are looking for an opportunity to live and work legally in Germany. On the other hand, we offer refugees, in cooperation with our partner institution in Italy, the opportunity to set the first steps to migrate legally to Germany.

What have we achieved so far?

So far we have been able to organise an internship for three people as their first stay in Germany, two of them in the Ruhrgebiet (North Rhine-Westphalia). For one of the three trainees, this gave them the opportunity to join a voluntary service in the same institution. Since we observe how positive the effect of the stay is on the lives of the refugees and how much this contributes to an active civic engagement of the people in the Ruhrgebiet, we would like to implement our project of legal migration in a sustainable and long-term way in the region. The establishment of an honorary network in the Ruhrgebiet should contribute to the fact that a larger number of refugees can legally stay in Germany, and specifically in the Ruhrgebiet and that their integration in the region is actively supported.

What can you do as a volunteer in the Ruhrgebiet?

Volunteering is possible in the following areas of the project:

  • Acquisition of volunteers/partner institutions (research and contact of potential volunteers/internships)

  • Accompaniment during the stays for the refugees (contact person during the stays, organisation of German courses, access to local social networks/ help/ leisure activities, provision of accommodation)
  • Public relations (dissemination of the idea of legal migration, documentation of stays in social networks, on the homepage and in the regional and national press)
  • Networking (networking of the project with other organisations working with the target group, acquisition of volunteers/interns)

  • Support in finding a training place after successful completion of the 12-month voluntary service, as well as during training (establishing contacts with employers, support in the application process and during training)

What can we offer you?

Through your engagement for MovEurope! you are not only committed to a constructive and innovative project that promotes social coexistence, but you also get the opportunity to take part in training courses organized by the association “migration_miteinander”. Especially in the first phase of the project development we will be active as members of “migration_miteinander” coordinating. The aim in the further course of the project is for the project to be implemented by the volunteers in the Ruhrgebiet on their own responsibility. In the background, however, the association “migration_miteinander” is always available to provide support.
Besides that, the introduction to the topic and above all intensive trainings are carried out by MovEurope! and offer the volunteers the opportunity to acquire know-how and become experts in this field. In concrete terms, this is to be achieved through weekend seminars on the following topics: legal training on legal migration, labour market integration, empowerment, intercultural and anti-racism training.
Not only MovEurope! volunteers can take part in the seminars, but also social workers who would like to receive further training in this area. In this way, refugees can be accompanied on the spot from illegality into a legal and participative future.

For further information and contact:

E-Mail: movEurope@en.migrationmiteinander.de

Phone: +49 1631505334

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European Citizenship Education for New Europeans

The European Union is in need of new European Citizens not least to satisfy the needs of its labour markets. At the same time, people escaping from war, persecution and poverty keep on arriving at the shores of the European Union. Most of them stay and with that are part of the group of New Europeans.

Coming from completely different cultural and historical contexts, sometimes combined with an individual low educational background, most of them have only a rudimentary knowledge of the European Union: its history and mechanisms, the European idea and the opportunities and it offers to its (active) citizens are unknown to most recently arrived migrants.  
Additionally, many migrants in the EU- mostly those residing in the EU’s southern member states- tend to be rather confronted with the limitations that the European framework (keyword:Dublin Regulation, sanctioning of secondary movements) has on their lives.

Currently European Citizenship Education (ECE) for this target group or is not done sufficiently or is done with inappropriate material and methods that doesn’t lead to the desired results.

For this reason migration_miteinander together with its European partners decided to launch the project ECENE (platform for European Citizenship Education for New Europeans) in order to realize the following objectives:

  • well- founded data on the target’s group knowledge of the EU and its attitude towards it
  • high quality material on ECE for New Europeans to be accessible for concerned actors and to be constantly developed and updated
  • enhanced professional exchange between concerned actors europe-wide and construction of a European network

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European Citizenship Education for New Europeans

The European Union is in need of new European Citizens not least to satisfy the needs of its labour markets. At the same time, people escaping from war, persecution and poverty keep on arriving at the shores of the European Union. Most of them stay and with that are part of the group of New Europeans.

Coming from completely different cultural and historical contexts, sometimes combined with an individual low educational background, most of them have only a rudimentary knowledge of the European Union: its history and mechanisms, the European idea and the opportunities and it offers to its (active) citizens are unknown to most recently arrived migrants.  
Additionally, many migrants in the EU- mostly those residing in the EU’s southern member states- tend to be rather confronted with the limitations that the European framework (keyword:Dublin Regulation, sanctioning of secondary movements) has on their lives.

Currently European Citizenship Education (ECE) for this target group or is not done sufficiently or is done with inappropriate material and methods that doesn’t lead to the desired results.

For this reason migration_miteinander together with its European partners decided to launch the project ECENE (platform for European Citizenship Education for New Europeans) in order to realize the following objectives:

  • well- founded data on the target’s group knowledge of the EU and its attitude towards it
  • high quality material on ECE for New Europeans to be accessible for concerned actors and to be constantly developed and updated
  • enhanced professional exchange between concerned actors europe-wide and construction of a European network

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TAMA TAMAN

”TAMA TAMAN” is the language of the Mandinka ethnic in west Africa and means ”to go on a journey together”.

And that is what the project is about. To go on a journey together with young people with and without refugee background. So that they get to know each other, live together for nearly two weeks and teach each other more about their own culture, religion and personal traditions. They go on a new and intercultural journey together.

 

The TAMA TAMAN project is an intercultural exchange which brings young people from different countries like Italy, Germany and others together so that they can share stories and take part of different seminars and workshops which are mainly about ‘identity’, ‘home’, critical whiteness and racism’ and how art can connect all the special parts in each of us and how it can be an expression of identity.

 

 

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TAMA TAMAN

”TAMA TAMAN” is the language of the Mandinka ethnic in west Africa and means ”to go on a journey together”.

And that is what the project is about. To go on a journey together with young people with and without refugee background. So that they get to know each other, live together for nearly two weeks and teach each other more about their own culture, religion and personal traditions. They go on a new and intercultural journey together.

 

The TAMA TAMAN project is an intercultural exchange which brings young people from different countries like Italy, Germany and others together so that they can share stories and take part of different seminars and workshops which are mainly about ‘identity’, ‘home’, critical whiteness and racism’ and how art can connect all the special parts in each of us and how it can be an expression of identity.

 

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Young Voices

Young Voices is a project realized in collaboration with the Associazione Interculturale Universo, Bandiera Gialla, Associazione Dry Art, Associazione Dry-Art, AISEC, flashgiovani and Associazione mosaico di solidarietà.
A first cycle was implemented from January to July 2018 with group of 15 young people
between 16 and 21 years coming from 6 different countries.

Objective of Young Voices is to bring together young people from different cultural and social contexts and to train them on gender issues and in the use of different media instruments such as video and radio. In the different workshops the participants confronted themselves with how gender issues in Italy and in their countries of origin are tackled and got sensitized for the topic. They learnt to express their opinion and to document them in written articles, videos and podcasts.

migration_miteinander was among others responsible for the workshop “Let’s speak English” in which we supported the participants through different interactive activities in expressing themselves in a foreign language. Furthermore, we promoted the dissemination of a questionnaire on gender issues and gender violence to the citizens of Bologna to increase awareness for the importance of the topic.

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Young Voices

Young Voices is a project realized in collaboration with the Associazione Interculturale Universo, Bandiera Gialla, Associazione Dry Art, Associazione Dry-Art, AISEC, flashgiovani and Associazione mosaico di solidarietà.
A first cycle was implemented from January to July 2018 with group of 15 young people
between 16 and 21 years coming from 6 different countries.

Objective of Young Voices is to bring together young people from different cultural and social contexts and to train them on gender issues and in the use of different media instruments such as video and radio. In the different workshops the participants confronted themselves with how gender issues in Italy and in their countries of origin are tackled and got sensitized for the topic. They learnt to express their opinion and to document them in written articles, videos and podcasts.

migration_miteinander was among others responsible for the workshop “Let’s speak English” in which we supported the participants through different interactive activities in expressing themselves in a foreign language. Furthermore, we promoted the dissemination of a questionnaire on gender issues and gender violence to the citizens of Bologna to increase awareness for the importance of the topic.

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