The influx of immigrants from third countries in Europe has increased rapidly in recent years, making the need for measures for their smooth integration into society more vital than ever. In the intense debate that has been created around the theme, has been recognized the contribution of youth organizations and the key role they can play in this direction as their activities offer opportunities for dialogue and mutual understanding between indigenous and immigrants but also for the personal development of the latter. In contrast to this, however, the percentages of participation of third country nationals in youth activities are too low.
In this context the project «youth included» aims to increase the participation of third country nationals in youth activities with a view to their smooth integration into society.
Main results of the project are the improvement of the skills of those active in youth work and the representatives of immigrant communities in organizing joint youth activities and their improved relationship. The above mentioned will lead to an increase of third country nationals participation in youth activities which in long-term will help to combat their marginalization and will facilitate their smooth integration into society.
You can find the intellectual outputs of the the project here