Models for Integration and Prevention of Exclusion: Empowering Migrant Youth (iYouth)
Component I. Development of models and training materials on integration and prevention of exclusion
- The project conducted peer reviews assessing how current policies and actual practices advance integration of migrant youth and help preventing social exclusion in all iYouth partner countries. Peer reviews were conducted by teams consisting of representatives from one institutional and one youth partner from each iYouth country, so as to ensure a wide range of relevant expertise, perspective and hands-on experience in migrant youth work.
- Building upon the peer review findings, joint models for advancing integration and preventing exclusion among young migrants were defined. The models feeded into development of training materials that equiped (migrant) youth organizations to practically enhance migrant youth integration and prevention of their exclusion.
- A public online training platform at www.iyouth-project.eu was developed for delivering and disseminating the materials to a wider group of young persons engaged in youth organizations. Materials are available in all partner country languages and in English.
Component II. Capacity-building of migrant youth organizations
- An EU Training-of-Trainers (ToT) prepared partner youth organizations to deliver the iYouth training materials in their countries;
- A national workshop in each partner country familiarized a wide range of youth organizations with the platform and its contents and established and/or strengthened networks between youth organizations;
- Pilot peer tutoring initiatives in each partner country, established and run by partner youth organizations, will put the training materials into practice.
Component III. Awareness raising and Dissemination of results
- National multi-stakeholder symposia in each partner country advanced information sharing on project outcomes and networking between youth organizations and relevant authorities;
- A project publication and a final seminar in Brussels served to disseminate project results throughout the EU.
The iYouth project is managed by IOM Helsinki with support from IOM offices in Vienna, Prague, Marseille, and Warsaw.
Youth Organizations/Implementing Partners:
- Austria: Interface Wien
- Czech Republic: META o.s.
- Finland: Kanava ry
- France: Agence de développement des relations interculturelles pour la citoyenneté (ADRIC)
- Poland: Armenian Cultural Association and Foundation Our Choice (Nash Vybir)
- Austria: Austrian National Youth Council
- Czech Republic: Ministry of the Interior
- Finland: Youth Department, City of Helsinki
- France: Ministry of Youth (tbc)
- Poland: Warsaw Municipality (tbc)
- European Commission: Fund for the Integration fo Third-Country Nationals, Community Actions 2010
- Finland: Ministry of Education and Culture
- Austria: Ministry of the Interior / State Secretary for Integration
- Czech Republic: Ministry of the Interior /Department of Migration and Asylum Policies
The results of the project are available at the Online Training Platform at www.iyouth-project.eu including the results of the final seminar in Brussels on 21st February 2013: www.iyouth-project.eu/seminar .