The selected relevant priorities relate to the main objectives of our project “from EXclusion to PArticipation”. Project partners will explore and exploit the potential of lifelong learning for strengthening social inclusion and consequently improving employability of disadvantaged group of migrant women (aged between 20 and 64 years) in EU. Strategic partnership will strive to make learning a visible and creative part of their life and to contribute to a reduction of low-skilled migrant women by developing their basic and transversal skills (in particular social competences, cultural awareness and expression, digital, communicational and entrepreneurship competences) by using innovative and more effective teaching methods.
For 2016, the European Commission and the Member States have highlighted as a priority the creation and promotion of education systems, training and youth inclusive. Following the terrorist attacks, the situation of international tension and the related migration has strongly emphasizes – from the Paris Declaration of March 2015 – the role that education and training can and should play in helping to create an inclusive society, and at the same time act as a “bridge” between the world of education and the labor market. The influx of migrants and refugees is a challenge for all organizations working in the field of adult education which have more of a reason to work on cultural diversity and develop projects that promote tolerance and inclusion. In this regard one of the horizontal priorities in the 2016 Erasmus + Program Guide is dedicated to “promoting fairness and inclusion, facilitating access to participants from disadvantaged backgrounds and with fewer opportunities compared to their peers.”
Our priorities are also related to activities that aim to prepare and enhance in a better way education and training professionals so that they can better meet the challenges of equality, diversity and inclusion in the learning environment; activities that promote the integration of refugees and asylum seekers and newly arrived migrants, and developing awareness of the refugee crisis in Europe.