Almada, Portugal, 27 social and youth workers from Portugal, Sweden, Ireland, Finland, Greece and Cyprus were gathered to receive a well prepared and benefited training course with “Impact of Social Youth Workers on Young Refugees” project, organized by The PRSD – Providers of Social Responses to the Development of Portugal, and supported by Erasmus + Programme- Learning Mobility of Individuals.

In this mobility project, we aimed to increase the capacity of 27 social workers on supporting a person’s rights to have a say in their own recovery and building a person’s capacity as way to improve the social and economical inclusion for better life quality of young refugees based in Europe. We defined as specific objectives, to develop the quality criteria on policies intervene in social and economical work practices for social workers and their contribution to youth organization’s needs, capacity on refugees youth inclusion, to support immigrant organizations and local associations that work with young refugees youth to provide better social and economical programme, especially policies that increase the life quality of refugees youth groups, to train 27 social youth workers that can work properly with youth refugees resettlement program for advance fundamental principles of European Systems and opportunities of integration and solidarity, to increase the availability among social workers to work in the social and economical inclusion, within local communities involving and open process for accepting youth refugees in their actions, to increase the social and economical understand on young refugees as way to promote diversity, deepen the values of freedom, tolerance and promotion of human rights and cohesive communities and to increase the social workers motivation to introduce into social responsibility and economical learning by creating conditions to support young refugees on their own inclusive and fair existing programme in Europe.

This project focuses above all in social workers that work with refugees youth groups, coming from the families that are facing social and economical problems at local levels from the partner countries in Europe and at same willing to improve their organizational skills, social-economical competencies and their knowledge on job and entrepreneurial opportunities for better inclusion of refugees youth groups It aims to be developed in 2 stages, where the first mobility conducted in Almada/Portugal from 10th to 14th of October 2018 and the second mobility will be conducted in Nicosia/Cyprus from 1st to 5th of May 2019 and the evaluation, dissemination and exploitation of results June to July 2019.

Thanks to PRSD for hosting and conducting the first stage of the training program in Almada, Portugal and their warm hospitality. We also thank to Ludgero Gomes for his facilitation role in the training program.