Fati: From Alienation to Inclusion

About the project

KA2 project: 2017-3-CY02-KA205-001111

Project website : www.projectfati.com

Coordinator: C.I.P. Citizens in Power

As the configuration of the recent European political scene testifies, there is an upward trend of the nationalistic and xenophobic atmosphere within the EU societies, which is undoubtedly being reinforced in the recent years, due to both the large refugee flows and the terrorist acts occurring across Europe. Accordingly, the Gallup study of attitudes toward immigration found people in Europe the most negative in the world towards immigration. The majority of residents (52%) said immigration levels in their countries should be decreased. And all that while migrants constitute the 4.6% of the European population, a percentage which could be ‘translated’ into numbers as 20 million of migrants. Consequently, the aforementioned situation invokes a matter of intricacy in order for the NGOs and other organizations, who are dealing with the issue of the integration of migrants and refugees, to work and emphasize on the notions of global interdependencies and equality, with the oversimplified argumentation occurs to be the wide range of resources that strengthen the dominant narrative.

The innovative character of the project ‘From Alienation to Inclusion’ lies on the effective collaboration of the project partners, who are seeking to create activities by developing a unique on-line environment which contains comprehensive training modules on social integration of migrants and refugees into EU societies, while seeking to eliminate all those social, linguistic and psychological barriers which prevent migrants and refugees from being integrated in the new environment. Also, the environment of the project is being endowed with a variety of other pioneer digital tools and applications, specially designed for the creation and establishment of a strong network amongst European NGOs, social enterprises and charities for migrants and refugees, thus forming strong alliances, sharing best practices amongst those organizations and preparing a fertile ground for future collaborations, by simultaneously supporting, in a practical way, the notion of global citizenship and developing a mutual European policy in order to defend human rights and to fight against racism. Accordingly, the ultimate aim of the project is to bring together such organizations, thus adopting a more collective and therefore effective action.

Simultaneously, the e-platform involves the wider EU public, mainly through the ‘Library of Commodities’ which operates for the purpose of provision of humanitarian aid, as the wider European public gains the opportunity to offer its used objects to refugee settlements located in the partner-countries. Additionally, through a ‘Directory of European NGOs, social enterprises and charities for migrants and refugees’, being created as a part of the outputs of the project ‘From alienation to inclusion, a strong network of such organizations emerges, therefore allowing their actions to acquire global dimension, primarily by using volunteers and services of other EU organizations located in other countries; such operation is being considered the initial point for the development of a mutual European policy on migrants and refugees.

In parallel, ‘From alienation to inclusion’ social media campaign, endowed with e-videos created by the consortium, has been specially designed to raise the awareness on the topic, thus conveying the necessary knowledge concerning significant notions interconnected with social inclusion, whilst the innovative e-videos provide information about the general operation and contribution of the European NGOS and the European programs- funds and inform about the functions and objectives of the project ‘From alienation to inclusion’. The media-campaign and the e-videos are seeking to promote the real process of integration within the specific educational method, thus achieving to convey the positive message of coexistence, interaction and equity, by providing a more humanitarian complexion of the issue which simultaneously manages to invoke the public feeling. Besides, Youth organizations are invited to participate to the Youth Film-making Contest, by firstly acquiring specialized knowledge on film-making tools and media campaigns with sociological ramifications, therefore empowering youth workers with a comprehensive film-making skillset that will allow the latter to incorporate this tool in their daily work with such groups and more.

Duration: 01-03-2018 till 29-02-2020

Fati Consortium