Summer School - Young refugees as actors for social inclusion and intercultural dialogue
Co-organised with the Global Platform for Syrian Students
In cooperation with Kiron - Open Higher Education for Refugees
and Voice of Young Refugees in Europe
Aims and Objectives of the Summer School
The Summer School follows on the experience and proposals of the 2016 seminar to develop the capacities of young refugees as actors and agents of change in their communities. It is based on the principles of empowerment and participation of young refugees and it aims at reinforcing resilience and leadership skills. It will support social inclusion of young refugees in Europe by developing participants’ competences in their role as multipliers for youthparticipation, democratic citizenship and intercultural dialogue.
Fifty young refugees, students and youth leaders will be better able to act as multipliers and change makers regarding the situation of young refugees in the their communities
Eight youth-led projects will be initiated by refugees and youth leaders and will be supported and given visibility by the co-organisers
Youth organisations will be better equipped to respond to the challenges faced by young refugees in Europe
Informal networks of young refugees will be created and formal networks and organisations of youth and students organisations will be strengthened
The Council of Europe youth sector will be better equipped to understand and taken action regarding social inclusion of young refugees.
Profile and recruitment of participants
The Summer School is organised for:
Young refugees, including refugee students and students on forced mobility, motivated and committed to develop projects and initiatives for social inclusion and intercultural dialogue in their communities and organisations
Youth workers and leaders of youth and students organisations and projects directly working with refugees and supporting their social inclusion.
All participants should also:
Be within the age range of 18-30 years
Be able to work in English
Be available for the full duration of the activity.
PRACTICAL AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Venue and accommodation The Summer School will be held at University of Minho in Braga, Portugal. Participants will be accommodated in students’ residences seminar in double bedrooms. Meals will also be provided by the organisers at the university unless specified otherwise.
Dates: 27 August (arrivals) to 3 September (departures).
Working language: English
Travel and visa costs
6 Participants residing outside Portugal will be reimbursed of their travel to and from Braga according to the rules of the Council of Europe. Selected candidates will be informed in due time regarding travel procedures. Visa costs will also be reimbursed by the Council of Europe. The Council of Europe and GP4
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