From Us to You International (FUYI) Kick-Off Meeting Was Held in Budapest, Hungary on 26 – 28 February 2019
From Us to You International project aims to facilitate the emergence of positive peer role models and to boost the self-esteem, lobbying power and the equality of chances of the youth of Roma settlements and young migrants. Main project activities include the upscaled best practice and project-long training of 6 „young trainers” from the Roma settlements and migrant youth communities, who, having an „on-the-job-training”, will facilitate themselves a „voluntary training” for another 20 young Romas and migrants (planning and execution of socially beneficial voluntary projects involving another 150-200 persons). To tackle challenges related to targeted youth (discrimination, early school drop-off, unemployment), the alliance of 4 partners are engaged in influencing policymakers about social inclusion achieved by volunteering and competence development. The partnership is committed to actors of Roma settlement (field) work (Élményakadémia HU, People in Need SL, Outward Bound RO) or integrating young migrants into the society with decision-makers (International Labour Association NL). To reach our objectives, the FUYI uses a methodology based on inclusive, holistic and positive approaches and the synergy of outdoor experiential education and solution focus coaching. To achieve our goals, we’ll develop a Collection of Easy to Learn and Use tool kit of the two methods, E-book and Local Adaptation Schemes of the best practice, Sustainability and Further Upscaling Strategy. During FUY activities 1 train the trainer course, 4 upscaled local youth projects, job shadowing, 1 seminar, increased negotiations with policymakers and 2 dissemination events will be held for FUY staff/volunteers and external stakeholders. We will directly reach 390 persons active in the field of social inclusion and policy-making and we’ll contribute to increasing competencies to ease exclusion, thus, their integration opportunities, position in education and labour market will increase.
The project was coordinated by Elmenyakademia Kozhasznu Egyesulet in Budapest, Hungary in collaboration with:
Clovek V Ohrozeni, No (Bratislava, Slovakia)
Asociatia Societatea Pentru Tineret Outward Bound (Tirgu Mures, Romania)
International Labour Association (Nijmegen, Netherlands)