MedLIT – Media literacy for refugee, asylum seeking and migrant women

MedLIT – Media literacy for refugee, asylum seeking and migrant women

Objectives Developing innovative learning tools to increase media and digital competences of low – skilled/low qualified refugee, asylum seeking and migrant women. Improving media and digital literacy skills of low – skilled/low – qualified refugee, asylum seeking and...
BYMBE – Bringing Young Mothers Back to Education

BYMBE – Bringing Young Mothers Back to Education

Objectives To adapt and promote good practices of support for young mothers for going back to school or in employment in Europe. To develop innovative outreach strategy and motivational campaign for awareness raising on the issue of early school leaving of young...
ARISE – Appetite for Enterprise

ARISE – Appetite for Enterprise

ARISE – Appetite for Enterprise

ObjectivesActivitiesResultsPartnersInfo & contacts

  • To foster networking, knowledge, experience-sharing among social workers, trainers, intercultural mediators and key stakeholders to strengthen resources supporting integration of migrant women and their access to work and development of entrepreneurial initiatives
  • To promote the social and entrepreneurial capacities of migrant women through development and exploitation of food-related knowledge and skills that provide possibilities for income-generating activities
  • To stimulate development and implementation of economically sustainable food-related innovative business ideas as a vehicle to promote mutual learning between the culture of migrant women and the one of the welcoming communities
  • To foster intercultural dialogue and a culture of welcoming communities in partners’ countries to reduce social exclusion of migrants and contribute to their better integration

  • Researching of quantitative and qualitative data collection on migrant women’s social, economic, learning needs, and analysis of business climate and preconditions for food-related business establishment
  • Offering international Training Course for 18 social workers/trainers/intercultural mediators
  • Implementing 20 Local Workshops to 12-15 migrant women per country on (I) development of personal and soft skills; (II) entrepreneurial education, entrepreneurial culture, entrepreneurial civil education; (III) visits to migrant-led enterprises and meetings with successful migrant entrepreneurs
  • Producing a toolkit for organizations promoting economically sustainable food-related innovative business ideas and cultural initiatives, the “Appetite for Enterprise” Toolkit

  • State of the Art Report composed of (i) Assessment of migrant women’s social, economic, learning needs, (ii) Analysis of business climate for food-related business establishment for migrant women – challenges and opportunities
  • Focus Groups, local Workshops and International Training Courses
  • nformal Network of Migrant Organisations, social workers, trainers, intercultural mediators, social partners and stakeholders, and migrant entrepreneurs
  • Local Enterprise Events (1 per country) to showcase business concepts to local audiences and stakeholders
  • “APPETITE for ENTERPRISE” Toolkit

  • Coordinator: CESIE (Italy)
  • Four Elements (Greece)
  • Verein Niedersächsischer Bildungsinitiativen e.V. (Germany)
  • Elan Interculturel (France)
  • Verein Multikulturell (Austria)
  • Folkuniversitetet, Stiftelsen kursverksamheten vid Uppsala Universitet (Sweden)

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Date of project: 01/02/2017 – 31/01/2019

DG of reference: DG Home Affairs – Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), Priority 1: foster integration of migrant women

Contact: CESIE: stefania.zanna@cesie.org


EQUALITY for CHANGE – Gender equality through global capacity building

EQUALITY for CHANGE – Gender equality through global capacity building

EQUALITY for CHANGE – Gender equality through global capacity building

ObjectivesActivitiesResultsPartnersInfo & contacts

  • To foster cooperation and exchange of experiences and good practices in the field of young women empowerment and non-formal education
  • To build a transnational mobility EU-Africa women Network to promote non-formal learning
  • To improve the mobility of young people and youth workers, as well as youth employability
  • To increase young women’s understanding of intercultural dialogue and cultural diversity
  • To improve the quality and recognition of non-formal learning by developing educational programs in the field of media and new non-formal educational didactics

  • Carry out local research on the needs of young women and creation of a strategic report about the status of gender equality in partner countries
  • Public campaigning on gender equality and women empowerment in each partner country
  • Deliver national seminar on women and multimedia/ICT in each partner country
  • Deliver international youth training on media, communication and gender equality, Slovenia
  • Job shadowing opportunities in each partner country
  • Experience short term European Voluntary Service (EVS) in Kenya and Italy

  • Guidelines on EVS and Youth Mobility of women
  • Public Reports on local project activities achievements in each partner country

  • Coordinator: KID PiNA (Slovenia)
  • De Lindenberg (Netherlands)
  • TYCEN – Tanzania Youth Cultural Exchange Network (Tanzania)
  • CAPEC – Cameroon Association for the Protection and Education of the Child (Cameroon)
  • KVDA – Kenya Voluntary Development Association (Kenya)

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Date of project: 01/02/2015 – 30/07/2016

DG of reference: DG EAC, Erasmus+, Key Activity 2 – Capacity Building in the field of youth

Contact: CESIE: giuseppe.lafarina@cesie.org


ARRC – ACTION FOR CHANGE: Achieving Resilience, Recovery and Choices for women and children following domestic violence

ARRC – ACTION FOR CHANGE: Achieving Resilience, Recovery and Choices for women and children following domestic violence

ARRC – ACTION FOR CHANGE: Achieving Resilience, Recovery and Choices for women and children following domestic violence

ObjectivesActivitiesResultsPartnersInfo & contacts

  • To develop and exchange best practice in establishing specialised services to enable women and children to recover and reduce the need for removal of children
  • To empower women victims of domestic violence (DV) in steering and delivering the project to ensure services are responsive to their needs
  • To develop the ‘invest to save’ business case for establishing specialised services and develop recommendations for establishing provision at local, regional and national level across partner countries
  • To improve awareness and understanding of the needs of target beneficiaries and encourage and assist member states to develop service options that address gaps in provision

  • Steering Committee in the UK, in Romania and in Italy, with the involvement of women survivors of domestic violence, organised in the Shadow Women’s Board
  • Organisation of 4 Round Tables on the topics of birth mothers and families and implementing adequate support services to prevent the placement of children from women living in violent environment – stakeholders, academics, researchers, policy makers, practitioners and the women’s shadow boards will be directly engaged
  • Desk-based and qualitative research (interviews with women survivors and practitioners) to map the existing services and report on the best practices in delivering support to the target group
  • Design and implementation of new services delivered as pilot projects for women at risk of losing a child to care as a result of domestic violence
  • Development of a Best Practice Toolkit for practitioners, based on the findings of the research, the Transnational Workshops, the Round Tables, the women’s shadow board, and pilot project evaluations

  • Women’s Resources and Women’s Shadow Board
  • 4 Pilot Projects in UK, Romania, Hungary and Italy
  • 4 Transnational Workshops and 4 Round Tables on the topics of birth mothers and families
  • Desk-top Literature and Best Practice Review
  • Pilot Project Evaluation Report
  • Best Practice Tool
  • Final Dissemination Conference in the UK

  • Coordinator: RBKC – Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (United Kingdom)
  • Advance (United Kingdom)
  • Inclusion (United Kingdom)
  • CFCECAS – Center for Lifelong Learning and Evaluation of Skills in Social Work (Romania)
  • G-Led (Hungary)
  • Borgorete (Italy)

Associated Partners

  • Westminster City Council (United Kingdom)
  • London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham (United Kingdom)

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Date of project: 01/01/2015 – 31/12/2016

DG of reference: DG Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship – DAPHNE III Programme

Contact: CESIE: noemi.deluca@cesie.org


MER – Mediterranean for gender Equality and Rights

MER – Mediterranean for gender Equality and Rights

MER – Mediterranean for gender Equality and Rights

ObjectivesActivitiesPartnersInfo & contacts

  • To provide useful tools and skills for youth workers who work with marginalised youth because of sexual issues in order to foster their social inclusion
  • To promote EUROMED cooperation in the youth field
  • To exploit active citizenship rights, including European citizenship, through an intercultural dialogue

  • The MER training course is characterized by non-formal educational methodology. The activities foreseen include: group- building activities, artistic workshops, debates, intercultural events, exchange good practices

  • Coordinator: CESIE (Italy)
  • BGRF – Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation (Bulgaria)
  • AA – Amel Association International (Lebanon)
  • AFPDM – Associação para a Formação Profissional e Desenvolvimento do Montijo (Portugal)
  • AUJEA – Association Union Jeunesse Euromed Algerie (Algeria)
  • BEIT-ARIEL – Beit-Ariel Science Center for Youth (Israel)
  • BNHRE – Bulgarian Network for Human Rights Education (Bulgaria)
  • Vocational Training Centre of National Status- EUROPROGRESS (Greece)
  • GEMS – International Educational Centre (Czech Republic)
  • HOT – Haus der offenen Tür Sinzig (Germany)
  • IO – Inside Out (United Kingdom)
  • La Volonté – Association « La Volonté » pour le développement de Metline (Tunisia)
  • LE – Lam Echaml (Tunisia)
  • LOLST – Leaders of Life for Sustainable Development (Jordan)
  • PiNA – Kulturno izobraževalno društvo PiNA (Slovenia)
  • PISTES – Pistes Solidaires (France)
  • YPCSD – Young Partners for Civil Society Development Association (Romania)
  • YFA – Youth Future Association (Occupied Palestinian Territory)
  • MURCIA-YS – Murcia City Council – Youth Service (Spain)
  • WASEELA – Waseela for training and development (Egypt)
  • APPPE-GHARADAIA – Association Pour la Preservation du patrimoine et la Protectio (Algeria)

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Date of project: 01/03/2014 – 28/02/2015

DG of reference: DG EAC, Youth in Action Programme – 3.1 Cooperation with the Neighbouring

Countries of the European Union

Contact: CESIE: training@cesie.org


ROOT – The involvement of Organized Criminal Groups in the Trafficking of Women for Sexual Exploitation: the case study of Palermo

ROOT – The involvement of Organized Criminal Groups in the Trafficking of Women for Sexual Exploitation: the case study of Palermo

ROOT – The involvement of Organized Criminal Groups in the Trafficking of Women for Sexual Exploitation: the case study of Palermo

ObjectivesActivitiesResultsPartnersInfo & contacts

  • To contribute to a real comprehension of the impact of organized crime in trafficking in women
  • To prepare a transnational project directed at eradicating the trafficking in human beings (THB) for the purpose of sexual exploitation in Sicily, in a European dimension

  • Carrying out a research on trafficking of Nigerian women in Sicily and on the role of organized crime
  • An information campaign on THB issues to enable the local community to tackle and prevent THB
  • Awareness-raising campaigns throughout Sicily
  • Educational activities in schools
  • Inter-institutional activities for the establishment of a transnational network amongst territorial stakeholders against THB

  • Coordinator: CISS – International Cooperation South South (Italy)
  • CESIE (Italy)

Associated partners:

  • “Il Pellegrino della Terra” association (Italy)
  • Rankin Associate (United Kingdom)
  • NIGARS association and other public and private entities engaged in fighting THB in Palermo

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Project dates: 01/09/2013 – 31/08/2015

DG of reference: DG HOME, Home Affairs, ISEC Programme – Prevention of and fight against crime

Contact: CESIE: silvia.ciaperoni@cesie.org


REPLACE 2 – Researching Female Genital Mutilation Intervention Programmes Linked to African Communities in the EU

REPLACE 2 – Researching Female Genital Mutilation Intervention Programmes Linked to African Communities in the EU

REPLACE 2 – Researching Female Genital Mutilation Intervention Programmes Linked to African Communities in the EU

ObjectivesActivitiesResultsPartnersInfo & contacts

  • To implement the REPLACE behaviour change toolkit for ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) with practicing communities in the EU
  • To evaluate the experience of using the methodological approach and the behaviour change framework within the toolkit, amongst those involved
  • To engage communities in devising strategies for change
  • To develop feasible evaluation techniques and protocols with communities for their strategies for change
  • To develop and improve the REPLACE Behaviour Change toolkit for ending FGM in the EU
  • To build sustainability of the toolkit through knowledge transfer and capacity building with a range of partners and communities in the EU

  • Working with the original Somali and Sudanese communities (UK and Netherlands) from previous REPLACE project (2010-11) to apply the findings from that work and the REPLACE approach and devise new tailored strategies for change in their communities
  • Applying the REPLACE approach and toolkit to other FGM practicing communities in other EU countries (Italy, Portugal and Spain) to identify facilitators and barriers to change that are specific to them, and important as the focus for intervention strategy design

  • Coordinator: Coventry University (United Kingdom)
  • Forward UK (United Kingdom)
  • The Federation of the Somali Associations in the Netherlands (Netherlands)
  • Associação para o Planeamento da Família (Portugal)
  • Gabinet d’Estudes Socials (Spain)
  • International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University (Belgium)

Follow the project IN ACTION

Date of project: 18/03/2013 – 18/11/2015

DG of reference: DG Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship – DAPHNE III Programme

Contact: partnership@cesie.org

www.replacefgm2.eu


SUNIA GEEL 2 – Take care of yourself 2

SUNIA GEEL 2 – Take care of yourself 2

SUNIA GEEL 2 – Take care of yourself 2

ObjectivesActivitiesResultsPartnersInfo & contacts

  • To provide a framework to reduce violence against women and children of marginalised ethnic communities and ensure that their needs for safety and support are met. Main target groups are: Sinti, Roma and Muslim migrants and travellers.
  • To develop a deeper more evidenced based understanding of the needs of the victims of domestic violence in relation to professional service provision
  • To build the capacity of marginalised communities and service providers to initiate and promote change within their own environments that will enable them to address the issue of Domestic Violence and uphold the rights of women and children
  • To respond to women & children experiencing Domestic Violence by providing emotional and practical support in a culturally appropriate way

  • Elaboration of a State of the Art Report that will give a general overview about the issue of domestic violence in the partner countries
  • Formulate and produce a Domestic Violence Response Programme for women and young people based on tools and activities for their empowerment, building self-esteem and decision making
  • Information seminars about the developed Domestic Violence Programme in all partners’ country
  • Different kind of workshops with victims of Domestic Violence and also with perpetrators in collaboration with refuges
  • Counselling and practical support to women, children and young people who are at risk of, or who are experiencing, domestic violence

  • Coordinator: Exchange House National Travellers Service (Ireland)
  • Associata Nationalặ a Universitặtilor Populare (Romania)
  • IEIE – International Education Information Exchange (Germany)
  • Verein Multikulturell Migrationsakademie (Austria)

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Date of project: 01/03/2013 – 28/02/2015

DG of reference: DG Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship – DAPHNE III Programme

Contact: CESIE: letizia.portera@cesie.org

www.suniageel2.eu