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MovEurope!

Initial situation and problems

MovEurope! wants to enable legal migration to Germany for refugees with an Italian residence permit as well as the legalisation of those who already live in the Ruhrgebiet (a part of North Rhine-Westphalia) without a secured residence status.

The initial situation of our project: Many thousands of refugees reach the EU at its external borders, primarily in Italy, but also, for example, in Greece and Spain. According to European law, they must apply for asylum in the first country they arrive in and stay there permanently. So the current EU legislation makes legal further migration to other EU countries such as Germany, so-called secondary movements, almost impossible. However, the migration pressure of many people is very high. Thus, the only options so far are usually another asylum procedure or a life without a secured residence status – both often connected with the increase of marginalisation and non-participation in the host-society.

As the first project of this kind, we have developed a way to legalize this secondary migration using the visa procedure for training purposes (§17 AufenthG). As a necessary intermediate step on the way to get this kind of training visa (Ausbildung), we initially concentrate on the organisation of internships and voluntary services. By using the visa procedure, illegality can not only be prevented, but also the legalisation of illegal stays in Germany can be made possible. This creates the conditions for a self-determined and independent life.

Basic requirements for the implementation of the goal of legal migration and integration are:  orientation support for new arrivals for a life in the European context as well as a sensitised and enlightened civil population. On the one hand, many volunteers and some social workers unfortunately lack the expertise and important specialist knowledge regarding legal intra-European migration routes as alternatives to the current system. On the other hand, there is a fundamental lack of awareness among the civilian population of the existence of our target group and its needs. The active involvement of experts and the local population through public relations work, further training and a symposium on the subject of legal migration is therefore absolutely essential in order to draw attention to the issue and support fugitives on this path.

Approach and objectives

We would like to establish our project as a fixed offer in the Ruhrgebiet (a region of North Rhine-Westphalia), create a sensitisation and awareness raising of the civil population for the topic and train more people with special knowledge who can help us in the process of legal migration. MovEurope! is thus responsible for the acquisition of volunteers who want to become active in migration work and addresses itself directly to volunteer and senior agencies.

The induction and, above all, the 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 two 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.

In addition, MovEurope! wants to draw attention to the topic of legal migration with public relations work and the organisation of a symposium, especially in view of the increasing awareness of delimiting national values in Europe.

For further information and contact:

E-Mail:

movEurope@en.migrationmiteinander.de

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MovEurope!

Initial situation and problems

MovEurope! wants to enable legal migration to Germany for refugees with an Italian residence permit as well as the legalisation of those who already live in the Ruhrgebiet (a part of North Rhine-Westphalia) without a secured residence status.

The initial situation of our project: Many thousands of refugees reach the EU at its external borders, primarily in Italy, but also, for example, in Greece and Spain. According to European law, they must apply for asylum in the first country they arrive in and stay there permanently. So the current EU legislation makes legal further migration to other EU countries such as Germany, so-called secondary movements, almost impossible. However, the migration pressure of many people is very high. Thus, the only options so far are usually another asylum procedure or a life without a secured residence status – both often connected with the increase of marginalisation and non-participation in the host-society.

As the first project of this kind, we have developed a way to legalize this secondary migration using the visa procedure for training purposes (§17 AufenthG). As a necessary intermediate step on the way to get this kind of training visa (Ausbildung), we initially concentrate on the organisation of internships and voluntary services. By using the visa procedure, illegality can not only be prevented, but also the legalisation of illegal stays in Germany can be made possible. This creates the conditions for a self-determined and independent life.

Basic requirements for the implementation of the goal of legal migration and integration are:  orientation support for new arrivals for a life in the European context as well as a sensitised and enlightened civil population. On the one hand, many volunteers and some social workers unfortunately lack the expertise and important specialist knowledge regarding legal intra-European migration routes as alternatives to the current system. On the other hand, there is a fundamental lack of awareness among the civilian population of the existence of our target group and its needs. The active involvement of experts and the local population through public relations work, further training and a symposium on the subject of legal migration is therefore absolutely essential in order to draw attention to the issue and support fugitives on this path.

Approach and objectives

We would like to establish our project as a fixed offer in the Ruhrgebiet (a region of North Rhine-Westphalia), create a sensitisation and awareness raising of the civil population for the topic and train more people with special knowledge who can help us in the process of legal migration. MovEurope! is thus responsible for the acquisition of volunteers who want to become active in migration work and addresses itself directly to volunteer and senior agencies.

The induction and, above all, the 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 two 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.

In addition, MovEurope! wants to draw attention to the topic of legal migration with public relations work and the organisation of a symposium, especially in view of the increasing awareness of delimiting national values in Europe.

For further information and contact:

E-Mail:

movEurope@en.migrationmiteinander.de

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Yalla Integra!

Yalla Integra! aims to bring young people with and without a refugee background  together, allowing them to get to know each other and enjoy different activities as a big group or as a tandem in pairs

During the first phase of the project the participants will get to know each other and learn about each other’s common interests and hobbies. They will meet once a week and support each other in everyday life situations, make excursions, do sport or create a language tandem.

Every four months, 30 selected young people (between 18 and 30 years) will form 15 tandems. To prepare them for their common activities, all participants will take part in an intercultural and cultural mediation training beforehand.

In addition to that, Yalla Integra! will organize a monthly event for all participants of the project, such as trips in the surrounding area or neighboring cities. In order to consolidate the theoretical learning and to strengthen the practical exchange, participants will be involved in various sport activities, group games or other suggested activities.

During the second phase of the project, the participants themselves will organize a culinary evening called “The World cooks”. This activity will take place every 2 months. 3 refugees will introduce traditional dishes from their home country to 7 other curious participants. Together, they will cook these traditional dishes for a dinner with up to 60 guests; locals, other participants, etc.

The evenings will be rounded off with traditional music, dances, short movies or discussions.

Sounds interesting? Then fill out the following application form to join the project:

Apply here

For further questions contact us via email at: info@migrationmiteinander.de, call us 0177 870 8974 or visit our office in Cörmannstr. 25, 58455 Witten, opend from Monday to Friday from 10:00 till 17:00.

Yalla Integra!

Yalla Integra! aims to bring young people with and without a refugee background  together, allowing them to get to know each other and enjoy different activities as a big group or as a tandem in pairs

During the first phase of the project the participants will get to know each other and learn about each other’s common interests and hobbies. They will meet once a week and support each other in everyday life situations, make excursions, do sport or create a language tandem.

Every four months, 30 selected young people (between 18 and 30 years) will form 15 tandems. To prepare them for their common activities, all participants will take part in an intercultural and cultural mediation training beforehand.

In addition to that, Yalla Integra! will organize a monthly event for all participants of the project, such as trips in the surrounding area or neighboring cities. In order to consolidate the theoretical learning and to strengthen the practical exchange, participants will be involved in various sport activities, group games or other suggested activities.

During the second phase of the project, the participants themselves will organize a culinary evening called “The World cooks”. This activity will take place every 2 months. 3 refugees will introduce traditional dishes from their home country to 7 other curious participants. Together, they will cook these traditional dishes for a dinner with up to 60 guests; locals, other participants, etc.

The evenings will be rounded off with traditional music, dances, short movies or discussions.

Sounds interesting? Then fill out the following application form to join the project:

Apply here

For further questions contact us via email at: info@migrationmiteinander.de, call us 0177 870 8974 or visit our office in Cörmannstr. 25, 58455 Witten, opend from Monday to Friday from 10:00 till 17:00.

(Y)our Europe?!

The project (Y)our Europe?! is implemented by migration_together and partners from Bulgaria, Italy and Turkey.

The main objectives of the project are to make Europe more tangible and to prepare young people to actively work for peaceful coexistence in multicultural societies.

(Y)our Europe?! starts with a youth exchange in Witten from 15 to 29 July. 12 young people per country between 18 and 30 years, with and without a refugee background, will participate.  

We organise various activities such as workshops on Europe and living together, excursions and intercultural theme evenings. Participants will learn to use tools such as social networks to promote intercultural exchange and communication.

After the exchange they will develop their own project ideas within Idea Labs to bring Europe into their own local context and to set an example for solidarity and multicultural societies.

In September, the ideas will be publicly presented to a jury at a large pitch event and then implemented on site with our support.

To register, fill in the following form: https://forms.gle/L3WytzngygFubE5L7

(Y)our Europe?!

The project (Y)our Europe?! is implemented by migration_together and partners from Bulgaria, Italy and Turkey.

The main objectives of the project are to make Europe more tangible and to prepare young people to actively work for peaceful coexistence in multicultural societies.

(Y)our Europe?! starts with a youth exchange in Witten from 15 to 29 July. 12 young people per country between 18 and 30 years, with and without a refugee background, will participate.  

We organise various activities such as workshops on Europe and living together, excursions and intercultural theme evenings. Participants will learn to use tools such as social networks to promote intercultural exchange and communication.

After the exchange they will develop their own project ideas within Idea Labs to bring Europe into their own local context and to set an example for solidarity and multicultural societies.

In September, the ideas will be publicly presented to a jury at a large pitch event and then implemented on site with our support.

To register, fill in the following form: https://forms.gle/L3WytzngygFubE5L7