FETE – From Expats to Experts: United Civil Society through Inclusion and Empowerment of Young Immigrants

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  • To provide young immigrants with skills relevant for the European labour market through workshops and internship opportunities, also build bridges between immigrants and local communities and therefore combating stereotypes surrounding immigration.
  • To deliver a mentorship programme and guide for mentors as a tool for better inclusion of first-generation immigrants.
  • To contribute to a common European inclusion strategy based on research findings and project implementation results to be published and disseminated in Europe.


  • Research about a successful inclusion strategy and developing a strategy based on the research findings implemented and tested in Malta first and implementing the adopted strategy in Italy, France and Denmark.
  • Delivery of 7-day workshop training and 3 months small scale project implementation (Internships=Seeds) assisted and facilitated by the mentoring programme in Malta, Italy, France and Denmark.
  • Delivery of 5 day Youth Exchange in Malta, school workshops in each country and public debate in Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Disseminating the strategy based on theoretical research and practical implementation in 4 European countries as well as the Guideline for mentors.


  • 60 FETE participants complete the internships by the end of 2015.
  • Inclusion strategy: best-practice model “Inclusion in Action: Step-by-Step Guide for Immigrant Youth Inclusion in Local Communities“.
  • The online platform “Inter(n)changes” for young immigrants and local enterprises/ NGOs.
  • Mentoring guidelines “Youth Empowerment through Mentoring: a Guide for Youth Workers”.
  • 20 participants trained as Youth Ambassadors for Diversity and Youth Empowerment.


  • Coordinator: Crossing Borders (Denmark)
  • The People for Change Foundation (Malta)
  • CNAM – Pays de la Loire (France)

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Date of the project

01/09/2014 – 31/08/2016

DG of reference

DG EAC, Education and Training, Key Action 2: Co-operation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices – Strategic Partnership in the field of Youth




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