Project - Impas


Partner Countries: Portugal, Sweden, Ireland, Finland, Greece and Cyprus.
Main topics:
- Entrepreneurial learning - entrepreneurship education.
- International cooperation, international relations, development cooperation.
- Integration of refugees.


This project "Impact of Social Youth Workers on Young Refugees" will involve 27 social youth workers that work in organization that support young refugees from partner organizations. The representatives of partner organizations from Portugal, Sweden, Ireland, Finland, Greece and Cyprus met in previous meetings and saw a common challenge of social workers with lack capacity on social and economical skills to provide better responses for young refugees on social-economical inclusion in Europe, and then, decided to do both mobilities that will be achieved in Almada and Nicosia using non formal education as base methodologies that will be implemented.

The action of the project underpin the purposes of knowledge, intervention, information, awareness-raising, minimization of risks and harm reduction associated with recreation contexts of social and economical impact, seeking to contribute to the social-economical contexts that are truly inclusive and for more complicated situations associated with the exclusion of young refugees, are reduced to the lowest possible number..

This project focuses above all in social workers from 20 to 35 years old that work with refugees youth groups, coming from the families that are facing social and economical problems at local levels from the partner countries in Europe and at same willing to improve their organizational skills, social-economical competencies and their knowledge on job and entrepreneurial opportunities for better inclusion of refugees youth groups. It will be developed in 2 stages where where the first mobility in Almada/Portugal from 10th to 14th of October 2018 and the second mobility in Nicosia/Cyprus from 1st to 5th of May 2019 and the evaluation, dissemination and exploitation of results June to July 2019.

In this mobility project we aims to increase the capacity of 27 social workers on supporting a person's rights to have a say in their own recovery and building a person's capacity as way to improve the social and economical inclusion for better life quality of young refugees based in Europe. We defined as specific objectives, to develop the quality criteria on policies intervene in social and economical work practices for social workers and their contribution to youth organization’s needs, capacity on refugees youth inclusion, to support immigrant organizations and local associations that work with young refugees youth to provide better social and economical programme, especially policies that increase the life quality of refugees youth groups, to train 27 social youth workers that can work properly with youth refugees resettlement program for advance fundamental principles of European Systems and opportunities of integration and solidarity, to increase the availability among social workers to work in the social and economical inclusion, within local communities involving and open process for accepting youth refugees in their actions, to increase the social and economical understand on young refugees as way to promote diversity, deepen the values of freedom, tolerance and promotion of human rights and cohesive communities and to increase the social workers motivation to introduce into social responsibility and economical learning by creating conditions to support young refugees on their own inclusive and fair existing programme in Europe.

We expected to have impact on fostering social-economical inclusion performance, and specifically the social-economical cohesion awareness, increasing the effectiveness of public services and policy on social-economical inclusion of young refugees and enhancing quality of life, health and creative output from the refugees youth groups, supporting initiatives of social workers and their organisations with regard to human values and social responsibility, as well economical learning, including refugees and European dimensions, promoting the presence and the role of social workers on refugees field as positive actors of change in capacitybuilding processes and inclusion. We focus our results on construction of social-economical demands to come meet the broader needs of the young refugees where they are included. In a long term perspectives, will potentially benefits in increasing values of social responsibility and economical skills for community development among young refugees, creating space for social workers and organizations share and build joint projects for the benefits of young refugees and developing joint actions and chained to social development, from working with young refugees with few opportunities.

Priorities will be given to::

- African Diaspora Youth workers and leaders.
- Young people with few opportunities from african diaspora community in Portugal..
- Young immigrants and descendants of Immigrants living in Portugal - Professional Youth Africans and students with economical and social problems.

Accommodation: The accommodation during the meeting can be in twin (double) triple or forth rooms (meaning: share a room with a person from the same sex) in the youth’s lodging.
Language: The work language will be English. The trainers and facilitators will ensure the translations between English and other languages (such French and Portuguese), in case it is nececessary.
Financial Condition: Taking in consideration that this project will focus in the youth with few opportunities that live with critical financial conditions, the organizers will work to provide conditions to reduce the cost for participants, like:
• Covering 100% of the cost of travel.
• Covering Accommodation and food.

If you are interested please, contact Ludgero Gomes Teixeira by:



African Diaspora Youth Network in Europe


Puntland European diaspora


Asda ry Finland








Sao Tome and Principe


Cape Verde


United Youth Of Ireland


Swedish Djiboutian Development Agency


Afican Empowerment Center


Udug Association Ireland