Project number: 2019-1-TR01-KA204-077633
Duration: 24 months
Coordinator: Kahramanmaras Metropolitan Municipality
Financed by: Erasmus+ Program – Strategic Partnership – Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices.
Partners: Centro Internazionale per la Promozione dell’educazione e lo sviluppo (CEIPES); ANAPTIXIAKO KENTRO THESSALIAS, KAHRAMANMARAS SUTCU IMAM UNIVERSITESI; Kahramanmaras Il Milli Egitim Mudurlugu; FONIX AS; wisamar Bildungsgesellschaft gemeinnuetzige GmbH.

On the 5th and 6th of February 2020, in Kahramanmaras took place the kick-off meeting (KOM) of our new project “Building Entrepreneurial Capacity for Migrants through Online Learning” (BECFM).

There were two days intensives and full of work. All the participants presented their Organizations and the cities where they come from. Later, the coordinator explained the specific objectives of the project. The main one is to provide professional training for refugees, leading to better employment opportunities and living conditions. Through developing the abilities of refugee trainers and acquiring knowledge of intermediary organizations catering to the needs of the refugee community, the integration of refugees will be fast-tracked into the labour market or the start-up of a business, while promoting the development of innovative and effective mechanism ensuring employment.

During the meeting every organization presented a state of art report in which we described the refugee situation in each country dealing with the presence of refugees in camps, the employment legislation of them, the level of employment of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers in each country and the barriers (if they exist) for them to find a job, the approach to the public services and to the labour market.

This strategic partnership aims to support the development of adult learning and building entrepreneurial capacity for migrants, transfer of innovative practices as well as the implementation of joint initiatives promoting cooperation, peer learning and exchanges of experience at the European level.
This KOM was crucial to define the role of every organization in this project.
We agreed to organize five international project meetings, hosted by every country.

The first transnational meeting will be at the beginning of June. In the coming months all the partners will be involved to revise the state of art and preparing the material for next meeting in Norway.

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