About Project

Project Details

Project Title: Civil Society for social inclusion of unaccompanied minors in transition to adulthood – learning communities for shaping transition interfaces (CiSoTRA)

Agreement Number: 2017-2920/001-001

Project Number: 592154-EPP-1-2017-1-SI-EPPKA3-IPI-SOC-IN

Programme: Erasmus+, KA3

Key Action: Social inclusion through education, training, and youth

3-Year Project: 31 December 2017 – 31 December 2020

Project countries: Slovenia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Turkey

Project Aims

The aim of the project CiSoTRA is to develop and implement an innovative methodology to foster social inclusion (including inclusion through education) of unaccompanied minor migrants in transition to early adulthood through holistic support networks, which would facilitate the transition from the youth support and education system to the adult education and employment system.

The project aims to be achieved through:

  • Identification of current good practices,

    based on mapping various pathways for migrants from arrival to “end” (integration in the country – further education or/and labour market, a transition to a country of origin or another one) and identification of gaps, shortcomings, gaps, and traps on that pathway.

  • Personal capacity building of key professionals

    (professionals from educational institutions, labour market, social care, local/regional/national authorities) – identification of needs and required competences for productive work in the field.

  • Identification of needs of unaccompanied minors and young adults

    (needs analysis through workshops including empowerment activities).

  • Institutional capacity building.

  • Improved cooperation of institutions/organizations in the region/country.

    To contribute to this improvement, a model for better social inclusion will be prepared.

Project Outcomes

  • Initial study – collection of relevant insights from national literature and good practices as a basis for future developments in the area.
  • General trainings for key actors at national/regional level – general knowledge for working with migrants – unaccompanied minors.
  • Specialised trainings for key actors at international level focusing on specific topics.
  • Workshops for unaccompanied minor migrants (up to 18) – to identify their needs at various stages of the pathway to integration & empowerment topics.
  • Workshops for unaccompanied young adult migrants (age 18 – 25) – to determine their needs at different stages of the path to integration & empowerment topics.
  • E-Learning classrooms (for general and specialised trainings & workshops).
  • National seminars for different stakeholders.
  • The “model CiSoTRA” for better social inclusion – an inclusive approach to support young migrants and to strengthen the links between various interfaces/organisations that are involved in the support for young migrants (learning communities among different actors).
  • An international conference at the final phase of the project will be organized, to disseminate project results at a larger scale.

Envisaged impact

  • Improved knowledge and skills of professionals who work with unaccompanied minor migrants and unaccompanied young adult migrants; allow stakeholders to be more aware of what kind of skills and expertise professionals need, and where improvements are needed to ensure better work by professionals with target groups.
  • Better capacity of schools and other institutions that work with unaccompanied minor migrants and unaccompanied young adult migrants.
  • Through workshops, unaccompanied minor migrants and unaccompanied young adult migrants will be better empowered, and professionals and other stakeholders will be more aware of their needs.
  • Substantive material will be produced by the project and available in e–classrooms.
  • The most demanding issues regarding social inclusion of unaccompanied minor migrants and unaccompanied young adult migrants will be exposed via national seminars.
  • An initial study will give insights on the current situations of each country and on how further policies in the area should be developed.
  • A “model” for better social inclusion will be prepared. Such a model could contribute to a better operation of organisations dealing with minor migrants and young adult migrants: on the one hand, by working more efficiently and avoiding overlaps in their work, and, on the other hand, by filling possible gaps with the view to cover all essential needs of target groups and to ensure a better transition to early adulthood.
  • Policy makers will have more information on how to develop further policies in the area.
  • Results of the project will be published to allow for future research in the area.