PAPYRUS – Professional Action and Practice for Youth Refugees and Asylum Seekers

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  • To raise the standards of youth work around working with migrants and refugees
  • To raise and sustain quality youth work in Europe by fostering strategies to combat segregation and discrimination of displaced youth
  • To create an inclusive and target group-engaged methodology which will produce innovative open learning and networking opportunity output on a dedicated web platform
  • To innovate through consolidating knowledge and skills around working with these vulnerable young people


  • Investigating interactive Youth Worker Context Case Studies;
  • Holding innovative face to face and virtual training and generate peer-to-peer networks to enable the maximum number of youth workers (all types and from all sectors in Europe) to share and learn about working with refugees
  • Creating a methodology model for the co-production of open resources around youth work best practice in Europe, which will provide a framework for future projects in this area
  • Creating innovative tools for youth workers and practitioners to enhance their capacity to deliver high-quality youth work


  • Analysis Report on Mapping of Comparative Youth Work Practices with Refugees;
  • Multi-language Training kit modules:
    1. Multicultural understandings and working in Multicultural Environments with Youth Refugees;
    2. Social inclusion of Refugee Families and Young People;
    3. Socioeconomic Empowerment of Youth Refugees
    4. Providing Psychosocial support for Youth Refugees
    5. Abuse Prevention and Safeguarding of Youth Refugees and Asylum Seekers.
  • Open Access Interactive Website and Database of Youth Worker Best Practice with Refugee Youth
  • Multi-stakeholders Dialogues: youth work tools and support to refugees and asylum seekers


  • Coordinator: The Manchester Metropolitan University (United Kingdom)
  • TUAS – Turku University of Applied Sciences Ltd. (Finland)
  • Kopin – Koperazzjoni Internazzjonali (Malta)
  • WEBIN – Western Balkans Institute Udruzenje (Serbia)
  • CESIE (Italy)

The project

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Date of the project

01/01/2017 – 31/12/2018

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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