WHAT

The aim of FORUM is to combat the stigmatization of migrants and refugees, with special attention to the women situation, through intercultural dialogues, raising the knowledge about the EU policies and promoting a democratic and civic participation, particularly within groups that are less involved in the UE policy making-process

FORUM MAIN TOPICS

  • Gender perspective of migrants issues. Migrant women situation and rights access. Migrant women organizing. Building communities and alliances.
  • EU Policy impact and needs. EU civic and democratic participation. EU Migration and Asylum. Policies migration and asylum EU and members’ state policies.
  • Rise of Extremism. Build Intercultural Dialogue. Combatting the stigmatization of migrants and minority groups.
  • Volunteering. Cyberactivism, Media Literacy and Campaign Design for social transformation

HOW

Intercultural dialogues, raising the knowledge about the EU policies and promoting democratic and civic participation.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:

  • To foster intercultural dialogues and to collect proposals to advocate with European institutions
  • To raise the knowledge about EU policies and values
  • To promote solidarity, volunteering and active participation in order to create cohesion and to respond to societal challenges
  • To strengthen civil society, local actors and organizations made up of, or engaged with, migrants and refugees.

FORUM PROJECT ACTIONS:

  • DIALOGUE. Finding Common Grounds

  • CAPACITY BUILDING and CIVIC PARTICIPATION.

  • ACTION. POLICY and ADVOCACY Campaign

ACTIONS

A Kick-off Meeting Will be organized in Granada, that will include: a Project presentation to the Media; a Partners, university centers and local NGOs presentation in order to create a base for future collaboration, and a Partnership agreement: implementation and dissemination strategy as well as a internal communication plan.

Each partner will hold debates, conferences and roundtables, open to the public, focused on: the rise of extremism; stigmatization of migrants and refugees; migration and asylum EU and members’ state policies; solidarity and EU citizenship participation to face the EU challenges.

  • Training activities will be implemented aiming to provide a theoretical basis of knowledge, essential to subsequent praxis oriented activities through civic participation. Each partner will offer tailor made training activities on main project´s topics to civil society, especially to NGOs made up of migrant and refugee women.
  • Each partner Two discussion groups on EU migration and asylum policies, in order to analyze them and to define recommendations to improve them and to fight the minorities’ stigmatization.
  • A webinar will be organized, in order to exchange conclusions between debate groups of different countries.
  • Report drafting and recommendations.
  • A net of volunteer groupswill be created and trained to lead a campaign against migrants and refugees stigmatization (A4).
  • With this aim, project’ partners will carry out coursesof Cyberactivism, Media Literacy and Campaign Design for social transformation in coordination with CSOs engaged with migrants and refugees.
  • A webinar will be organized, in order to work on the Campaign jointly between volunteer groups of different countries.

A Campaign Against stigmatization of migrants and refugees led by the volunteer groups will be implemented. The A2 report with recommendations will be delivery to policy makers, centers for migration research, local and nationals institutions

and migrants CSOs as a part of this campaign. All the project results will be disseminated through the Media.

A final report will be elaborated. Each partner will organize a public act of presentation with local and national policy makers, media, CSOs and general public.

WHO

Groups that are less involved in the UE policy making-process: young people, migrantes, refugees and asylum seekers.

Center for Development Cooperation (CICODE).

Universidad de Granada. Granada, SPAIN

Forum Femmes Méditerranée.

Marseille, FRANCE

Centro de Estudios e Investigación sobre Mujeres.

Málaga, SPAIN

Akina Dada Wa Africa Network of Migrant Women in Ireland.

Dublin, IRELAND.

Reseau Europeen Des Femmes Migrantes. European Network of Migrant Women.

Brussels, BELGIUM

Associazione Le Fate Onlus.

Verona ITALY