USC, NKUA & UMINHO. All partners will be equally involved in the development of this activity.
From month 1 to month 24
1.1 Analysis of the state of play: review of regulations, initiatives and measures proposed in the framework of European and national projects dealing with this issue. European Passport of Qualifications (developed in the framework of a project fostered by UK Naric and its Norwegian counterpart NOKUT, with the participation of the Greek Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs) will be taken into account.
1.2 Production of the protocol of validation of academic competences and credentials: three experts (one from each partner university) will work on it. Preparation of a draft of measures, procedures and criteria for the assessment of the competences and qualifications to be validated in the second working meeting.
1.3 Dissemination plan. Once the final document is produced, a dissemination plan will be agreed in the 3rd transnational meeting tackling the main educational institutions and authorities concerned.
USC, NKUA, UMINHO and Local Council of Santiago de Compostela
Activity 2.1: Transnational cooperation between USC, NKUA and UMINHO
Activity 2.2: USC and Local Council of Santiago de Compostela
From month 3 to month 24
Having the transnational cooperation among the 3 universities of this consortium as backdrop of this activity, this project will support the implementation of a joint research project under the following procedure: a call for applications will be launched in month 3 among the academic community of the 3 participant universities, for engaging 3 researchers in the development of this initiative. Priority will be given to the third-country women researchers registered in the concerned universities and, in absence of candidatures in this category, third-country nationals in general, with the aim of fostering knowledge and capacity building of the concerned target groups. Specific selection criteria will be agreed by the involved institutions in the kick-off meeting of the project with the advice of the participant experts. Candidatures received will be assessed by the management team of the three universities that will count on the advice of experts in the field. The selected proposal will have to justify a research plan dealing with issues such as:
Definition of the profile and role of the refugee women in their family structure in order to contribute to a basic understanding of the main constraints they will face at the host societies.
Identification of refugee children needs and barriers for integration aiming at providing educational institutions, as main actors in this field, with proper guidance for addressing them. Recommendations for improvement of educational policies and protocols will be issued as a result of the research carried out.
Identification of good practices and policies in favour of integration of women and children applied within the EU in order to foster an improved policy framework at local, national and European level.
Identification of stereotypical ideas of gender at ethnicity that can hamper the implementation of future integration policies in order to set the foundations for removing them.
Definition of a focus-oriented administrative, social and civic action in order for public authorities to be able to properly address the integration issue of refugee women and children.
Tackling women integration by dealing not only with social and caring actions but also with key elements for successful access to the labour market.
.In order to enlarge the impact of the action, the project will also support the dissemination of the research results in recognized scientific publications under the open-access system and three guides will be produced in order to spread achievements and provide guidance to key actors and stakeholders responsible for coherent application of the integration policies:
Guide for integrating refugees in the European educational system (it will be distributed among educational institutions in the involved countries and electronically disseminated at European level).
Guide for integrating refugees in the European hosting communities (it will be distributed among public authorities in the involved countries and electronically disseminated at European level).
Guide for integrating refugees in the European labour market (it will be distributed among main actors of the business and labour market sector in the involved countries and electronically disseminated at European level).
2.2 Integration week (Month 19). To be held in Santiago and lead by the USC and the Local Council of Santiago de Compostela. Objectives:
Developing a series of integrating activities (workshops/exhibitions/interactive sessions....) with the participation of foreign families (special emphasis will be put on the projection of women and children as key actors of the integration of migrants) that will contribute to favour the participation of the third-country nationals in the academic and social life of the hosting community. The Local Council as well the USC will joint efforts and resources (services and facilities) in order to promote integration as part of the usual academic, cultural and social function of the public bodies. Results and experience will be shared with the other partners.
Fundació ACSAR & NKUA
From month 1 to month 18
Activities: The activities of WP3 will be implemented in Greece by the ACSAR Foundation in partnership with NKUA and the collaboration of local and international NGOs working for refugees in Greece.The WP3 plans to focus its development on two different targets:
Module 1. Organization of professional and volunteer teams to support refugees in Greece. Promotion, selection, training and organization of teams composed by professionals and volunteers to support refugees living in Greece. This activity will be organized from Barcelona and developed later in Greece.
Module 2. Management training for people working with refugees in Greece. Organisation of training courses and training activities for people working for refugees in centres, sites, NGO’s activities or other places in Greece. Design and implementation of training programs, production of materials and organization of sessions, monitoring, professional support and certification.
Module 3. Development of structured regular activities for refugees in Greece. Organization of regular and permanent activities inside and outside refugee centres, aimed at emotional recovery, empowerment and social participation. Activities can take place in any of the refugee sites, relocation centres or other spaces in coordination with UNHCR Greece
Module 4. Communication, awareness raising, dissemination. Creation of tools that will be published in Greece and Spain to communicate the activities and results of the action carried out. The tools will be produced with the active participation of the refugees
Fundació ACSAR & USC
From month 1 to month 19
Activities: The main focus of the application will be:
The functionalities will be tested with refugees with the help of the Greek Forum of Migrants. The GFM will also provide with invaluable information to be added to the application
From month 1 to month 6
Open to the participation of 30 people: social and youth workers depending on the regional and local authorities, members of NGO’s and civil society organisations as well as volunteers in position of providing support to third-country nationals in need of international protection.
USC, NKUA & UMINHO
Partners involved will individually develop this activity
From month 1 to month 12
Training activity developed and replicated by the three partner universities
Target group to be tackled: Asylum seekers that could be in the position of giving continuity to the education path they were obliged to quit when leaving their home countries or that could have access to the labour market (students either aiming at starting higher education studies, having already started university studies currently interrupted or having a university diploma that would enable them to reach the labour market). Among these categories, women will be given priority.