INSIDE – Social Inclusion for Employability

An estimated 9 million Syrians have fled their homes since the outbreak of civil war in March 2011, taking refuge in neighbouring countries or within Syria itself. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), about 2.5 million have fled to Syria’s immediate neighbours Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. 6.5 million are internally displaced within Syria. Meanwhile, under 100,000 have declared asylum in Europe with a small number offered resettlement by countries such as Germany and Sweden. Therefore, a lot of migrants face to a greater concern of unemployment by the reason of social exclusion.

Understanding that nowadays issues leads to growing needs of youth workers to improve and implement intercultural skills in work with migrants as well as to promote their active participation and social inclusion. New innovative and creative approaches can really have better impact on this, especially to improve the employability skills.

Addressing to a group of youth workers and civil society activists who often face the challenge working with migrants, this training course aimed at fostering their intercultural skills and competences. At the same time TC promoted new innovative ways of increasing employability among migrants through the social inclusion and inter-cultural dialogue. Furthermore this TC provided new tools to improve the work with migrant communities, particularly in the field of social inclusion and intercultural communication.


  • To improve the skills and competences of youth workers in the field of social inclusion and intercultural dialogue among migrants;
  • To promote active participation in migrants community through improving their employability skills using innovative and non-formal methods for better integration;
  • To raise awareness on the new Erasmus+ program for 2014-2020, in regards to youth and migrants topics.

Training course brought 32 people (including trainers and leaders) from different EU countries such as Latvia, Sweden, Republic of Macedonia, Czech Republic, Italy, Estonia, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Romania and Turkey. Training course was held in Ankara with coordination of Art volunteers group between 11th of July 2017- 18th of July 2017, travel days (1) included.

Profile of the Participants and Working Language:

The participants of the training course “INSIDE” were youth NGOs’ workers, youth workers, project coordinators, youth leaders and volunteers who are actively working in the youth field. AGE : 18+.

Working Methodologies:

Training course was based on non-formal education methods such as group works, simulations, individual reflections, peer to peer learning etc. It means that learning was based on participants’ experience, motivation and needs.

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