Integrating youth immigrants â€“ Reaching Equilibrium APV in Estonia
Between September 21st to 23rd was held the APV of New Year’s Exchange “Reaching Equilibrium – Youth NGOs in Inclusion and Integrating Youth Immigrants” in Viimsi, Estonia. The APV gathered together all the group leaders from the promoter countries.
During the meeting we went through the programme of the activities in order to finalize the programme and start making preparations for the upcoming event. While discussing the topic of migration we realized that it is quite an issue in each country and are glad to note that we are looking forward to the event not only because of the tradition of celebrating new year’s with an exchange but to organize an exchange on the topic that is needed to be discussed among the partners of YEU.
The main aim of the exchange is to discuss the inclusion of youth immigrants in the societies in general and youth organizations in particular. In addition we decided to contact the topics of rights. Throughout the discussion the matter of granting the rights of migrants was raised as well and added to the programme. We see the importance of rights to be discussed as the situation of migrants’ rights in each of partner countries is quite bad. There are still plenty of occasions where the authorities are talking about integration and inclusion but the actions in societies prove the other way around.
In addition to the preparatory work that the leaders and participants are doing in their local communities, we have created a Facebook page for the event. Therefore if you are interested in the topic and want to stay up to date with the project, look us in Facebook under “Reaching Equilibrium” name! All the latest news and discoveries on the topic will be published over there!
Furthermore, if you are interested in applying to be a participant in the exchange, please find the call for participants on YEU webpage!
Project Manager and Newsmail Editor