A global approach to migration: Challenges and opportunities

Project description: Since the mid-twentieth century, migration is linked to the globalization. At an era where migrant flood is overwhelming in the European Union and the surrounding countries, it becomes harder for countries to deal with this issue. In addition, Eurosceptics are raising in Europe and several countries wish to leave the European Union due to this problem. In fact, integration of migrants has always been an issue over time. Most of the youth workers and leader active in the human rights field believe that awareness toward migration issue should be raised and more projects to fight with discrimination should be organized. This is how we decided to form this training course. We will address youth workers’ need for technical and practical knowledge of tools to raise awareness on migration issues and fight with xenophobia and discrimination from early stages. By gathering young leaders and youth organizations, this TC aims to share, discuss and elaborate specific policies to integrate young migrants and refugees.

Main objectives: During a five-day training course in Saint-Malo, France, we aim to provide 37 youth workers from 11 different countries with the framework and fundamentals of migration, the knowledge of its practical aspects, and enrich their skills and capacities in order to design and implement projects to tackle with the migrants’ issue.

Specific Objectives:

  • introduce its participants to main concepts, theoretical issues and current discussions in the field of migration & asylum and migrant rights,
  • present an overview of contemporary migration and refugee movements in the world while acknowledging the global, regional and national frameworks for its governance,
  • explain diverse forms of migration such as regular, irregular and forced movements and the specific reasons why people choose to move,
  • equip youth workers with knowledge of tools to promote the idea of tolerance, intercultural dialogue, and human rights,
  • give a broad description of the body of international law related to migration and specifically the protection of migrants,
  • identify key international treaties and multiliteral agreements on migration signed and implemented by their countries and other multilateral agreements,
  • prevent challenges that Europe and the wider world may face in future due to migrants’ issue,
  • understand the challenges faced by migrants and by its citizens,
  • help youth leaders to build self-confidence, develop a sense of initiative and enhance their soft skills,
  • promote informal learning methods and Erasmus+ opportunities,

  • Programme and action:

    Erasmus+ KA1 training course

  • Dates:

    27.08.2017 - 02.09.2017

  • Venue:

    Saint-Malo, France

  • Number of participants:


  • Participating countries:
    • Belgium
    • Estonia
    • Finland
    • France
    • Hungary
    • Italy
    • Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Portugal
    • Spain
    • Turkey