The project was a direct reflection of the interests and needs of young people in partner countries and organisations across European countries affected by the refugee crisis. It addressed the need for a youth work response to the refugee and migration crisis in Europe and brought together 28 participants from organisations in seven countries.
The project’s overall educational objective was to develop participants’ youth work competences. Specific objectives were:
To train participants in the use of Not Just Numbers Manual
To reflect on realities of refugees and migrants in partner countries and the impact of the refugee crisis on young people
To develop campaign activities on the theme of migration and asylum countering xenophobia, radicalization, Islamophobia and intolerance
To work on joint future projects addressing the refugee and migration crisis
Working methods: IOM campaign materials, IOM/UNHCR Not Just Numbers Manual, complemented by non-formal learning methods including storytelling, small group work, energizers, ice-breakers, team-building and intercultural learning activities, trainer inputs, multimedia presentations, group discussions and presentations.
Project outcomes: increased skills, raised awareness, exchange of expertise and good practice between youth workers; increased number and quality of projects on migration and refugee issues.