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Praxis in Europe

Praxis is currently involved in the following European projects
 

European Migrant Adivsers Toolkit (EMAT)

 

EMAT is a toolkit for Information Advice and Guidance providers to help them deliver improved advice and results for migrants.

In the current uncertain climate, with rapidly changing labour markets and rising unemployment, the challenge of finding work becomes tougher every day for all unemployed people. Unemployed migrants can face many additional obstacles when they are seeking work, such as language and cultural differences, education standards, accreditation of qualifications, lack of knowledge from employers and advisers concerning the legal position of migrants and whether or not they have the right to work. Some migrants also face discrimination and hostility.

Accessing the high quality advice and guidance which they need has always been hard for migrants. With increasing pressures on them, advice agencies are becoming harder pressed and even less equipped to meet their needs. The growing numbers of new programmes and services aiming to help integrate new migrants into host communities and countries too often lack a high quality Information, Advice and Guidance element geared to their needs which can deliver high quality support to help them make informed choices about their education, training and employment options.

This is what led to the idea for developing a European toolkit for information, advice and guidance providers. The project, which involves partners from 5 EU countries, is a Development of Innovation project funded by the EU’s Leonardo da Vinci programme.

You can find out more by going to the project website: http://migrant-toolkit.eu


 

Mentoring for Excluded Groups and Networks (MEGAN)

 

This transnational project is funded by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity and is aimed to pilot and evaluate mentoring as a means of facilitating the social inclusion and employment of vulnerable groups including Roma, migrants, young people, women, long term unemployed and offenders. Partners in Hungary (BAGazs) are currently testing models of mentoring with Roma youth as the target group and partners in Portugal (Aproximar) are working with the long-term unemployed.

Praxis is currently supporting Foreign National Offenders (FNO’s) who are under probation supervision by matching them with a mentor with the aim to help facilitate successful reintegration into the community and to reduce reoffending rates.

By acting as a positive role model and trusted advisor, mentors will provide practical advice, assistance and emotional support to empower mentees to turn their lives around. Mentors can assist in a variety of ways, based on each mentees individual needs, by working on practical skills such as help writing a CV or practising English to visiting a museum or gallery.

Praxis provides full training and support to mentors and mentees throughout the course of the mentoring relationship. This includes knowledge on how the criminal justice system works, information on migrant issues and development of mentoring skills.

You can find out more about how to get involved in this project emailing: fabricio@praxis.org.uk

 

Learning to Learn by Teaching - Grundtvig EU Partnership Project

 

This partnership project involving nine agencies from 6 countries: Belgium, Latvia, Portugal and 2 each from Italy, Romanian and United Kingdom.

The project focuses on transnational exchange for adult learning and the aims of this partnership are:

  • For teachers; to learn to teach to adults a second language using web tools, ICT, LCMS ( Learning Content Management Systems- Moodle based) and working on transnational cooperation;
  • For students; to learn a language together with a tradition and culture using new technologies in co-operative transnational and multicultural perspective.
  • For both teachers and students; reduce digital divide and develop transnational-transgenerational co-operation; reduce distances among countries.

To this effect, the project envisages to conduct transnational exchanges through project meetings in the six partner countries.

 

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