Project - International seminar in Almada

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Almada / Portugal – 12th to 17th of November 2018
Theme and aims of the Activity
The PRSD Network promoted this international seminar in Almada where 30 young immigrants and refugees and experts came together during 6 working days to develop key programmes that can be used by youth and immigrant organizations that work with young refugees and immigrants with few opportunities to improve their civic and political participation as way to improve their integration and life condition in their hosting countries in Europe. This seminar was developed in the framework of BUILDING project in partnership between European and African youth organizations from Portugal, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands, Greece, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau and Kenya to increase the capacity of NGOs working with young migrants and refuges to influence policy at local and regional level, empower local organizations staff to better involve young migrants and refuges in the decision making process of their programmes and activities, increase the political influence of young migrants and refuges in their communities and regions and promote and support the role of immigrant youth organizations on social-economical responses and capacity-building activities that contribute to living together in dignity and dialogue through a network of explicitly sharing of experiences and knowledge. The main themes of this seminar were Migrants and Refugees Inclusion, Youth Participation, Social Responsibility, Social and Economical Inclusion, Youth Employment and Social Entrepreneurship. This International Seminar was hosted by PRSD Network and took place in Euro African Youth Centre in Almada - Portugal from 12th to 17th of November 2018. The main aim of this was to develop tools to support organizations that work with young migrants and refugees, to support the integration and development of sense of belonging of young migrants in their communities of and increase the involvement of the business sector on the integration of young migrants. In this International Seminar the main working language was English and had residential format, where the session were based on non-formal education methodology using experiential learning methods and the previous experience of participants to enlarge the group learning process. A diversity of methods were used to particularly address the different learning styles within the group, using group work, role plays, plenary discussion and practical and theoretical contributions to promote best practices, studies and works among African diaspora organization.
Type of Activity
International Seminar - Resilient Local Communities together with Young Migrants and Refuges.
Target Group
Young migrants and refuges, youth workers, social workers, youth leaders, youth entrepreneurs, project managers, University teachers, researchers, immigrant students, community leaders, youth trainers and facilitators, experts on non formal education, free lancer educator and young immigrants living in social and disadvantage neighborhoods.
Venue of the event
Almada
Duration of Activity
Three days
Number of (direct) participants
30
Number of indirect participants
500.000
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    Adyne

    African Diaspora Youth Network in Europe
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    Pedan

    Puntland European diaspora
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    ASDA

    Asda ry Finland
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    ASANTE

    Greece
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    Tchintchor

    Guiné-Bissau
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    Novisi

    -Spain
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    Marapa

    Sao Tome and Principe
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    ANDSJ

    Cape Verde
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    UYI

    United Youth Of Ireland
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    SDDA

    Swedish Djiboutian Development Agency
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    AEC

    Afican Empowerment Center
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    UDUG

    Udug Association Ireland