Moveurope! – promotion of mobility for refugees in the european context is a project funded by the erasmus + program in which we work to promote the access of young refugees to mobility programs in the european area.
The dublin regulation determines the country responsible for examining a refugee’s asylum application and where it should remain. So-called ‘secondary movements’, therefore relocation within the eu, are unwanted and are often severely penalized. At the same time, many refugees face strong migratory pressure and, therefore, a constant need for mobility. Given the limited access to mobility tools for refugees and poor knowledge of the existing tools, secondary movements in most cases lead to life in irregular conditions in the european country of destination or to a second asylum procedure and at the launch of the so-called dublin procedure.
The consequences range from a life in the shadow economy with the violation of basic human rights every day (irregular stays), to long-term second asylum procedures and (fear of) deportation, leading to non-participation in the host society and the construction of a new life reduced to the national context of residence. In all cases, social and professional inclusion and the development of active european citizenship are strongly compromised. Youth workers working with young refugees are not trained to face these challenges from a european perspective and therefore often lack the instruments necessary to provide solution strategies.
Moveurope! It wants to counter this phenomenon by training youth workers to make existing national and even more european mobility tools accessible to refugees. The project consortium plans to create a manual on the legal framework and mobility opportunities, a toolkit for the implementation of this information through non-formal education, and the development of teaching concepts about it both online and offline.