The Impact of Social Rights for Young Migrants in Disadvantage Neighbourhoods
This project "The Impact of Social Rights for Young Migrants in Disadvantage
Neighbourhoods" was achieved due the extraordinary success of previous projects
made in Helsinki, Almada, Athens and Dublin achieved by the partners AEC -
African Empowerment Centre, ASDA, UDUG, JURE, ADIF and ASANTE which,
the representatives and participants of last project saw the needs to increase the
capacity of migrant youth workers to improve their social capacity for the integration
of young migrants in disadvantage neighbourhoods in their countries. The project
focused on the impact that migrant youth workers can have on social rights for young
migrants in disadvantage neighbourhoods coming from the families that are facing
social and economical problems at local levels from Sweden, Finland, Ireland, France,
Portugal and Greece and at same willing to improve their organizational skills, social
competencies and their knowledge on youth opportunities for better inclusion of
migrant youth groups. This project, likes in all AEC projects, guaranteed the full
participation and access to the programme and workshops to all the participants,
particularly to the ones with few opportunities the operational, financial and insurance
supports to participate. No one with lack of resources to pay or book their flights was
excluded due economical problem In both trainings the trainers ensured the
translation and full communication to increase the level of participation of everyone
before, during and after the programs.
Our partners combined forces in an equal partnership that aims to lever social rights to the benefit of the whole community in the neighbourhoods where their work. The form of this partnership was important because are in the agreement of planning, investigating, stimulating and taking action with the aim of improving the social rights. This strategy was what the partner brought to the project and a high ambition we had, and to fulfil the associated tasks and expectations was taken necessary procedure to work as a reliable group able to perform accordingly. We involved local bodies as well as local NGOs that can perform better and more effectively which already showed they interest to bind themselves formally and appear fully responsible and accountable.
This project was developed in 3 steps and 2 stages: •1st. Preparation moments: From January to February 2019.
This preparatory moment of project had and strategic and preparatory character and was achieved by the steering committee team for the project that prepared very well both mobility and the strategy for the follow-up and dissemination. During the preparation, the team used Skype meetings, Viber, whatsApp and exchange emails to have good plan and setting the agreement between AEC and partners and learning agreements with participants. This moment served also to find agreement on the partners, team and participants• 2nd. Main activities 1st Training Mobility: Strategic Training Mobility for African Youth Workers
- STOCKHOLM - Five working days from 26th to 30th of March 2019. The training mobility involved 18 youth workers participants that had chance to get more capacity to understanding well how the social rights works in each partner countries and how it can be useful to support people that live in disadvantage neighbourhoods. In this first moment of the mobility training project was used methodology of non-formal education, with residential format where participants had change to increase their skills on social rights. 2nd Training Mobility: Migrant Youth Workers Mobility training
- ALMADA - Five working days from 20th to 24th of June 2019. This training was meeting of migrant youth workers that brought together youth workers with African origin in unemployment risk situation to a space to share their experiences. It was achieved with residential format and non-formal methods divided into daily sessions where participants had spaces to present and share their knowledge and at same time improve the capacity to support people at local territories. • 3rd. Community Feedback Activity - follow up - Evaluation, Dissemination and exploitation of results (in Europe and Africa from July to August 2019).
The AEC and partners took the advantage of other meetings, such International Training in Stockholm in April, Mobility of Youth Workers in Brighton, Strategic Meeting in Cognac, Transnational Meeting of Professional Trainers in Bonn, Strategic Meeting between Finnish, Swedish and Portuguese Diaspora organizations with Cape Verdean government in Praia city, Organizational meetings between AEC with civil society organizations and national government in Bissau, Strategic Meeting between diaspora organizations with civil society organizations and national government in Sao Tome and Principe and University of Mediterranean to spread the results and successful impact this project to the others migrant workers and immigrant organizations and how this can be multiplied in Europe and Africa. Impact
In this project we ensure that the representatives of AEC, steering committee and migrant youth worker participants would understand that both mobility in Stockholm and Almada were part of social rights for young migrants in disadvantage neighbourhoods. This mobility project allowed the migrant youth workers from AEC and partners to share ideas for projects and developing them together as well as writing down individual action plans to be done in Cape Verde. This project was important to encourage other migrant youth workers and organizations from Europe and Africa to become promoters and organisers of other international youth workers mobility in cooperation with AEC