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European Structural Orientation Program for Migrants

ESOP is an empowerment exchange program for migrants in Italy and interns from various EU countries 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. 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 interns from various EU countries 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. 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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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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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 fleeing war, persecution and poverty keep arriving at the shores of the European Union. Most of them stay and, by doing so, become 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: the European idea, its history and mechanisms and the opportunities 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 is not done sufficiently or is done with inappropriate material and methods which do not lead to the desired results.

Therefore, 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:

  • collecting of well-founded data on the target group’s knowledge of the EU and its attitude towards it
  • production of 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 the construction of a European network

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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 a group of 15 young people between 16 and 21 years coming from 6 different countries.
The objective of Young Voices is to bring together young people from different cultural and social contexts as well as 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 confront themselves with how gender issues in Italy and in their countries of origin are tackled and got sensitized for the topic.

They learn to express their opinion and to document it in written articles, videos and podcasts.

Among others, migration_miteinander was responsible for the workshop “Let’s speak English” in which we supported the participants through different interactive activities to express 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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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 fleeing war, persecution and poverty keep arriving at the shores of the European Union. Most of them stay and, by doing so, become 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: the European idea, its history and mechanisms and the opportunities 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 is not done sufficiently or is done with inappropriate material and methods which do not lead to the desired results.

Therefore, 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:

  • collecting of well-founded data on the target group’s knowledge of the EU and its attitude towards it
  • production of 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 the construction of a European network

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TAMA TAMAN

”TAMA TAMAN” in the language of the Mandinka ethnic in West Africa 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 to share stories and take part in different seminars and workshops which are mainly about identity, home, critical whiteness and racism. They learn and experience 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” in the language of the Mandinka ethnic in West Africa 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 to share stories and take part in different seminars and workshops which are mainly about identity, home, critical whiteness and racism. They learn and experience 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 a group of 15 young people between 16 and 21 years coming from 6 different countries.
The objective of Young Voices is to bring together young people from different cultural and social contexts as well as 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 confront themselves with how gender issues in Italy and in their countries of origin are tackled and got sensitized for the topic.

They learn to express their opinion and to document it in written articles, videos and podcasts.

Among others, migration_miteinander was responsible for the workshop “Let’s speak English” in which we supported the participants through different interactive activities to express 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 a group of 15 young people between 16 and 21 years coming from 6 different countries.
The objective of Young Voices is to bring together young people from different cultural and social contexts as well as 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 confront themselves with how gender issues in Italy and in their countries of origin are tackled and got sensitized for the topic.

They learn to express their opinion and to document it in written articles, videos and podcasts.

Among others, migration_miteinander was responsible for the workshop “Let’s speak English” in which we supported the participants through different interactive activities to express 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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