What is the project about?
Enabling newcomer citizens of Europe for direct participation is a project led by two refugee-led organizations: New Women Connectors in the Netherlands, and Unire in Italy with an objective to enhance good practices and new educational approaches for adult migrant & refugee inclusion.
With personal experience in situations of displacement, refugees and migrants are best placed to offer practical and sustainable solutions to gaps in services and assistance as well as policy formation. The aim of the project is to strengthen migrants' and refugees’ competencies to deliver self-advocacy, become agents of change, and play a catalyst role in their communities.
Moreover, we aim at creating inclusive, online and offline, spaces for new narratives in migration debates on national and EU levels and provide the opportunity to come together and collaborate on the areas of shared concern.
This project is especially aimed at activists and leaders with refugee, asylum seeker, migrant and stateless backgrounds and members of refugee, migrant and diaspora-led organizations across Europe.
Part of the project is a series of online training called "Imago Labs". The training program will define a capacity-building path for 25 people from migrants and refugee backgrounds, structured to discuss and shape a common understanding of key issues that could increase trainees’ potential for active participation in democratic and policy processes.
The second part of the project is a series of in-person training called "Exchange Labs".
Exchange Labs will consist of 2 separate training events in Italy and the Netherlands to share and exchange best practices and innovative educational approaches for migrant and refugee inclusion.