Η ΕΛΙΞ, εταίρος του εκπαιδευτικού προγράμματος με τίτλο “Human rights for young refugees in Europe - New home – new opportunities”, που διοργανώνεται από την οργάνωση Worldwide Friends Iceland της Ισλανδίας, αναζητά 2 συμμετέχοντες ηλικίας 18+ προκειμένου να συμμετέχουν στο πρόγραμμα.
Το σεμινάριο θα πραγματοποιηθεί από τις 3 έως τις 10 Οκτωβρίου 2019 στην πόλη Fjardabyggd της ανατολικής Ισλανδίας. Στο πρόγραμμα, που συγχρηματοδοτείται από το Erasmus+, θα συμμετέχουν νέοι από την Ελλάδα, Φινλανδία, Νορβηγία, Αρμενία, Ιταλία, Ισπανία και Βέλγιο.
Η προθεσμία για αιτήσεις είναι στις 15 Σεπτεμβρίου 2019!
Project title: Human rights for young refugees in Europe “New home – new opportunities”
Dates: 3rd to the 10th of October 2019
Location: ICELAND, Fjardabyggd in the East of Iceland
Participants profile: Participants should have specific experience or interest in the situation of young refugees and migrants.
Veraldarvinir / Worldwide Friends Iceland is hosting a seminar in Iceland 03rd to the 10th of October focusing on human rights for young refugees in Europe.
The youth sector is getting more important in Europe for the integration of refugees and migrants into a new society. There are many active organizations in this field which are contributing to this work and supporting migrants in their situation through co-operation with different sectors of the communities. Those groups or organizations are focusing on different aspects in the integration process - family, justice, human rights, work, housing, informal or formal education, etc. Hence, it is important that those organizations can work together and learn from each other.
The aim of this seminar is to make a contribution to the human rights of young refugees and migrants by offering a space for different sectors to understand the situation of this target group and to build cross-sectoral bridges, on the basis of the knowledge developed by different fields, and particularly the youth field.
In 2017 Worldwide Friends hosted a seminar with the title “Successful resettlement by fostering better understanding and support for refugees”. Following up after this successful experience, with this new seminar we would like to deepen another key aspect of the resettlement of refugees, which is their integration in the hosting country. This process “relates both to the conditions for and actual participation in all aspects of the economic, social, cultural, civil and political life of the country of resettlement as well as to refugees’ own perceptions of, acceptance by and membership in the host society” (UNHCR, The Integration of Resettled Refugees Handbook).
UNHCR data says that there were about 134,000 migrant arrivals in Europe in 2018. As 23 April 2019, the total number of refugees in Europe is 18.876 of which 2.603 refugee children, according to UNICEF data.
The focus of our project will be looking at how to integrate young refugees at local level through practical means and strategies that translate international directives and national policies. Young refugees are those people until the age of 18. Their young stage of their lives turns them into a very vulnerable group, due to experiences that may have involved violence, exploitation and trauma, as well as the continuing risk of violation of their human rights and fundamental freedoms. We also recognize the importance of considering those young refugees that, reaching the age of majority, being no longer under the protection of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child cannot have access to the same rights and opportunities as under it. Therefore, they may have been exposed to a change in their ability to access services and support across many essential services and sectors, such as welfare, education, health care.
Our seminar will refer to what is contained in the recent recommendation by the Council of Europe regarding how to integrate young refugees in Europe, released on the 24th of April 2019. We will focus in particular on the recommendations about the role of youth workers and how to empower them and their potential. The potential of youth workers in the process of integration is recognized as based on holistic approaches which support their personal and social development and the young refugees’ intercultural competences. Member States and other youth sector stakeholders are encouraged to learn more about and better understand the situation, experiences and aspirations of young refugees in transition to adulthood and how the youth sector can support them. The recommendation will provide us with a scheme we can follow in order to tackle the topic of the integration of young refugees from all the angles.
We will also recall the principles contained in the “Action Plan on Protecting Refugee and Migrant Children in Europe (2017-2019)” elaborated by the Council of Europe. We will focus on the third pillar “enhancing the integration of children who would remain in Europe”.
Furthermore, another legal instrument we will take into account is the “Action Plan on the integration of third country nationals” released by the European Commission in June 2016 which represents a comprehensive framework to support Member States' efforts in developing and strengthening their integration policies.
Another legal instrument we will consider is the UNHCR “Strategic plan 2017 – 2021” that elaborated “5 core directions” as guiding lines for the process of integration of refugees. During this seminar, we will deepen the direction n. 5 “Include”. We will stress in particular the importance of the collaboration and the creation of a multi-dimensional approach to the integration of young refugees that takes into account all the sectors involved.
Objectives of the project are:
- sharing experiences and good practices with participants and exchanging ideas for creating new actions or training courses for youth workers;
- creating a network of organizations across Europe, sharing the commong goal of supporting young refugees;
- finalizing how a child rights based – approach can benefit the process of resettlement of young refugees;
- finding a cross-cutting approach to have an overall perspective on the resettlement of refugees that takes into account all involved sectors (i.e. legal, social and educational).
We will create a blog and a Facebook group, in order to include and manage all the outcomes and information provided by participants. Through these mediums, participants will be able to post their ideas and support each other in creating new projects.
Veraldarvinir is also publishing a magazine called UNA 10 times a year and one of those magazines will be dedicated to this project. Our partners in more than 100 countries are receiving this magazine and also many of our partners and members in Iceland. It can also be found on our website http://wf.is/news/ .
In addition, there will be an event in Fjarðabyggð where the Icelandic participants will have the opportunity of promoting the Erasmus+ program by showing and talking about the project to Icelanders. This event will take place in October 2019.
All processes and activities of the training will be monitored and evaluated throughout the whole duration of the project. We will assign a person who will be responsible for ensuring the success of the activities and their objectives.
Accommodation during the workcamp
The seminar will take place in the WF house in Stodvarfjordur. Beds and sheets will be provided and everyone is asked to bring his/her own warm sleeping bag. All houses have internet connection. The house is fully equipped.
Scoured by Ice Age glaciers, the dramatic east coast boasts long, narrow fjords with steep sides and jagged peaks which contrast with inland fertile farmlands. Natural harbor’s mean picture-postcard fishing vil-lages and seemingly never-ending roads cross the re-gion, providing beautiful sweeping views. “Fjarðaby-ggð" is an association of villages in the Eastern fjords of Iceland. It includes the towns of Eskifjörður, Fáskrúðsfjörður, Mjóifjörður, Neskaupstaður, Reyðarfjörður and Stöðvarfjörður, all tiny fishing villages with steep mountains towering just behind the houses. In this area you will see some of the features that make Iceland a unique place in the world: spec-tacular fjords with a rich sea life, a great variety of birdlife, and countless breathtaking hiking paths. You will explore the area during your stay in the east.
We will take the group for a trip around Iceland – here are some of the places that they will discover: Skógafoss – one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland; Reynisfjara, a black vulcanic beach near Vik with high basalt columns and surrounding cliffs full of caves; Jökulsárlón, a 600m deep glacial lagoon where iceberg from Vatnajökull melt and float down to the sea, and many more.
Because on the first and the last day the group will travel around Iceland, participants must arrive the day before the project starts and leave the day after it ends.
Here is a video from Stodvarfjordur and some places that our participants will discover https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bur8L667jD4
Η διαμονή και η διατροφή καλύπτονται πλήρως από τους διοργανωτές.
Το κόστος μετακινήσεων επιστρέφεται στους συμμετέχοντες μετά από την ολοκλήρωση του προγράμματος και αφού έχουν καταθέσει τα απαραίτητα δικαιολογητικά (αποδείξεις, εισιτήρια, boarding pass, κλπ.…). Σύμφωνα με τους όρους του προγράμματος Erasmus+, το μέγιστο ποσό που καλύπτεται για τα μεταφορικά είναι μέχρι 820€(*) για κάθε συμμετέχοντα.
*(It means that if you have a budget of 820€ and you spend 700€, you will receive all 700€, and in this case will be the 100% of the travel. Otherwise for example, if you spend 900€ with a budget of 820€, we will reimburse you up to 820€.)
Το ποσό συμμετοχής προς την ΕΛΙΞ είναι 100€.
Για να δηλώσετε συμμετοχή συμπληρώστε στα αγγλικά την παρακάτω φόρμα συμμετοχής μέχρι τις 15 Σεπτεμβρίου 2019!