European Cooperation for Refugees (ECR)

Project Name : European Cooperation for Refugees (ECR)
Project Type : Erasmus Plus KA1-Youth Workers Mobility (Training Course)
Subjects : Youth (Participation, Youth Work, Youth Policy), Post-Conflict / Post-Disaster Rehabilitation, Inclusion – Equality
Project Venue : İzmir – Turkey
Project Dates : 1th January 2018 – 31th December 2019
Project Duration : 12 Months
Activity Dates : 4 – 13 May 2018
Number Of Participant : 4 person from each group, total group number 36 person
Partner Countries : Hungary, Italy, Bulgaria, Poland, Lithuania, Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey

Nowadays, it is clear that the return of refugees to their countries will be delayed to an unknown time and with 24 camps in 10 cities and the largest refugee population in the world, if we think that more than 75% of Syrians are children, young people and women, projects for raising public awareness at global and local level are important. The feelings of euthanasia and alienation make it especially difficult for young people to adapt to economic and social life. We see that the efforts of NGOs for refugees are generally oriented towards basic needs. The number of NGOs working especially for children, young people, women and disabled people is very low and the number of qualified personnel is insufficient. The demand for NGO staff, which will carry out individual studies with the local Syrian refugees, is increasing day by day. There is occasionally co-operation between NGOs working on this area, but there is no general coordination and communication network. In order to develop sustainable projects, especially among NGOs for children and young refugees, there is a need to increase the dialyzers of youth workers and to improve their capacity. As an association, we think that it is necessary for NGOs to work on refugees; we have developed this project to raise awareness of youth workers, increase NGO dialogue, encourage EVS activities, and work on capacity building to encourage them to address issues related to refugees in youth work. The project aims to make young people aware of the social activities of Turkish and European youth workers of Syrian young refugees and to create a social impact in the youth field.

The project will be based on youth and migration. The project will provide young leaders with a basic knowledge of migration in order to help them understand the processes behind this phenomenon and, by this means, enable them to see the connection between the European emigration of the 19th and 20th centuries and immigration taking place today. The project also aims to fight xenophobia between cultures. Every society should be aware of it – the problem of integration of migrants and especially of young people who belong to the migrant community. Youth work and youth organizations should become important contributors in integration and intercultural dialogue work in order to create favorable conditions for cultural diversity. Migration is changing social structures of European countries it is a crucial issue that youth and non-governmental organizations working with minorities have to face in their daily work in order to create cohesive societies based on mutual tolerance and respect.

The main objectives of the projects are; to analyze the impact of immigration on the identity of immigrants and the host country, to identify different types of discrimination and to determine the status of immigrants in the context of human rights, to know the history of migration in the Europe and current situation, reasons of migration, to explore the concepts of freedom of movement, xenophobia, social exclusion, racism and hate, to understand the impact of discrimination, to stimulate intercultural learning and dialogue, to raise awareness on the issues, to foster partnerships and relations with immigrants and organizations through exchange of best practices, to facilitate exchange of knowledge, analysis of EU policies & to propose amendments develop strategies and policy lines for the future as a basis for successful campaigning on local, national and European level, and to empower youth workers and leaders about project development, human rights advocacy, empowerment tools e.g. campaigning, policy analysis, arts, communication.

Project Output

Project Short Movie

Documentary Movie

What Can We Do (Proposal)

Young Refugees Workshop Report


European Cooperation for Refugees (ECR)

One thought on “European Cooperation for Refugees (ECR)

  1. I would love to get involved in your project with refugees. How can I apply? I’m an italian girl

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