On May 24th-25th, 2022 a Transnational Partners Meeting of the 3 STEPS project was held in Athens, Greece, with partners both on site and online.

Before digging into the specificities of the event, let’s take a step back to better understand the concept of this initiative.

In the Paris Declaration of 2015, European Ministers of Education have re-announced their commitment for an inclusive education as an important door opener of social inclusion, therefore migrants and refugees shall be helped to ensure their full participation in society, good education and transition to the labour market. To increase the chances of migrants and refugees to remain within the educational and vocational system of their host country, the 3 STEPS project is aiming to provide them basic skills as well as a stable grounding for further personal achievements. The practices promoted through the project (Basic education and Tandem Now) aim to standardise a valid and adaptable teaching method in the various countries involved.

Having that in mind, it is now time to virtually come back to Athens. Thus, during the meeting, partners discussed the implementation of the piloting phases for both methods of inclusion of disadvantaged migrant youth in the 5 implementing countries through a training of educators/trainers/teachers and the training of mentors. Moreover, partners shared good practices in implementing the youth training with young refugees and migrants at local level while continuing in discussing the dissemination/exploitation of the project, as well as the creation of the 3 STEPS Network.


3 STEPS network is intended to provide channels through which the necessity of social inclusion of migrants and refugees in terms of education and vocational training increases its visibility and strength in the five countries of implementation


The goal of the latter is to provide channels through which the necessity of social inclusion of migrants and refugees in terms of education and vocational training increases its visibility and strength in the five countries of implementation (Spain, Turkey, Italy, Greece and France) across different entities, among those Universities, private organisations, social businesses on education, schools that are pursuing an agenda of inclusion and are committed to promote successful methodologies for inclusion.

The expected result is to obtain a well-established network of schools, public authorities, NGOs and volunteer organisations, important influencers and decision makers as well as transnational institutions able to call for policy reform. Joining the 3 STEPS network means having a communicative, trustworthy and empowered relationship with all the people interested in the project, and which we want to maintain until the end of its existence.

How to join? If you are a stakeholder in the field of migration, working at local, national or European level in one of the 5 implementing countries (Spain, Turkey, Italy, Greece and France) to foster inclusion of young disadvantaged refugees and migrants, you just need to contact the 3 STEPS partners through the project website

Overall, the meeting was the occasion for the whole consortium to discuss the progress and reflect on the effective promotion of developed materials and methodologies to support the integration of migrant and refugee learners!

 

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3STEPS – Fostering Education and Inclusion of disadvantaged refugee and migrant learners is a EU project funded by Erasmus Plus KA3 which involves partners from 5 countries, namely Italy, Greece, Turkey, Spain, and France. The project aims to upscale two methods: first good practice is known as “Basic Education” and the second good practice, “TANDEM NOW” which involves Ethnic Role Model Mentors and aims at helping youth with a migration background develop social and professional skills as well as the support needed to stay in school.

 

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