The GENERAL AIM of BRIDGE-IT project is to create formal and informal learning opportunities to bridge ICC problems in this context.

Specific objectives
Create face-to-face and online training courses, for both relational parties involved in ‘first-impact’ bureaucratic-institutional interactions: ACMs (public officials, police and border officers, social workers etc. dealing with newly arrived migrants) and AMs (e.g. refugees, migrants to be regularised, asylum seekers), on the basis of  a collection of real-life communication materials (video recordings, written texts, forms, etc.) from a range of bureaucratic-institutional contexts from different countries (EU and candidate).

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The project will provide a training concept for the fight against racism and xenophobia, a handbook, training events, comparative studies and analyses.

In European societies, increasingly reshaped by migration, the fight against racism and xenophobia is a key challenge for democracy and civil life. Despite anti-discrimination legislation that is in force in EU Member States, there is still a fundamental problem in identifying the different forms of racism and xenophobia. These may consist of violent actions (e.g. physical attacks) against people or of hate speech – ‘racial’ and xenophobic discourses “which spread, incite, promote or justify racial hatred, xenophobia, anti-Semitism or other forms of hatred based on intolerance, including: intolerance expressed by aggressive nationalism and ethnocentrism, discrimination and hostility against minorities, migrants and people of immigrant origin”

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Language Voices

As the growing number of migrants in Europe struggle with limited financial resources, this project aims to improve and facilitate their access to second language studies through participation in Language Voices language cafés, which are informal meetings based on volunteering but also systematically organised. The migrants gain access to social, informal environments of the resident country while integrating into a community of learners and tutors, which is often a key success factor in establishing a quality life in a new country.

The project will provide:

1) a preparatory training and handbook so that the multilingual Language Voices concept can easily and successfully be replicated throughout the EU or anywhere else in the world;

2) a comprehensive material bank with language learning and cultural material and resources and a possibility for online communication and language exchange;

3) a mobile application to find language exchange events available in the partner countries;

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LANGO is a free web portal and phone app working together to teach languages to refugees and migrants.  Learn English, Dutch, French, Greek, or Turkish.

The LANGO phone app will include subjects that are necessary for linguistic and cultural adaptation in a new country. Illustrated vocabulary to facilitate recognition. Audio files for pronunciation nuances.  Animated audio-visual content to engage users in innovative ways. The topics will involve country-specific concepts to assist integration in each of the partner countries.

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Internationale uitwisseling project. Het project zet zich in voor sociaal verantwoorde digitale innovatie voor jongeren die tot risico groepen behoren.

Daisy staat voor: Digital Active Innovative Social Youth

Een kans voor het grijpen

Sinds december 2014 is Vrouw & Welzijn bezig met het project “EEN KANS VOOR HET GRIJPEN” van het Oranje Fonds 


For low-skilled adult migrants and refugees, the acquisition of literacy, numeracy and digital skills can facilitate their integration by providing access to valuable information and resources. These skills enable migrants and refugees to access education, health care and other services, understand political and administrative processes, and find support systems and organizations. These skills can also support learning the language of the host country, looking for work or the procedure for the recognition of qualifications.

Skills4Integration is a project that focuses on the integration of adult migrants and refugees and other vulnerable groups, such as those re-entering society from prison, who have notable disadvantages in terms of reading, writing, numeracy and digital skills. The project will address this by developing a web platform that offers online training, supported by video tutorials for adult migrants, refugees and vulnerable groups. The lessons will focus on learning-by-doing and cover the most relevant skills for navigating life in their new country of residence. This project will promote the social inclusion of low-skilled adult migrants, refugees and vulnerable groups in their host countries by building their literacy, numeracy and digital skills.

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Unroot Project

The UNROOT project is based on the fact that gender-based violence (CFCS) affects women at all levels of society and across Europe, regardless of age, education, income, social position or country of origin/residence.

UNROOT is convinced that only an interconnected overarching strategy that focuses on preventing GBV change can be achieved. The Netherlands, Cyprus, Belgium, Greece and Austria will be directly involved in and benefit from the UNROOT project. The activities will take place in strategic rural communities that have had little or no involvement in similar activities in the past.


The main objective of this project is to train and prepare adult education trainers to support professionally inactive mothers, who want to develop both their personal development and their entrepreneurial mindset. As a result of the training, mothers will not only improve their employability, but also strengthen their participation in social and civic life.

The project initiative arose from the identification by the participating partner organisation of a substantial gap in the training of trainers, on how to adequately support mothers who want to develop their entrepreneurial skills, knowledge and awareness. Two of the partner organisations focus specifically on gender issues and have extensive knowledge and expertise on the current needs of mothers and gaps in VET on best practices and methods to support vulnerable mothers.