Output - WP1
WP1: SMART Volunteering competence framework for third-country migrant women’s social integration

The Work Package 1 aims at identifying:
a. challenges third-country migrant women face in achieving smooth social, educational and cultural integration, exploring their understanding of “volunteering” and the benefits it could bring for their social and economic integration if they would volunteer in a more strategic way.
b. perception and understanding of “SMART” volunteering amongst NGOs, and the third sector who currently support third-country migrant women;
c. perceptions and challenges the business sector faces when integrating third-country migrant women and the work they do in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility within this area.

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Output - WP2
WP2: SMART Volunteering Training Programme

In the framework of the WP2, the partnership will offer SMART Volunteering Awareness Training to voluntary organisations, NGOs, social workers, volunteer, as well as to business advisors and business training organisations. A 4 month training programme to 16-20 trainees in each partner country (face-to-face sessions and online exercises) will take place. The results of this WP will be further tested and enhanced under WP3, where those recruited in the civil society and business sectors will take part in Diversity Circles™. this purpose learner packs and facilitators guides will be developed which will facilitate the train the trainers.

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Output - WP3
WP3: Mentoring and Diversity Circles™

Inova has developed innovative personal development training through a blended learning methodology based on Action Learning: Mentoring Circles™, Career Circles™ and Enterprise Circles™. Mentoring Circles™ will be offered to female migrants from third countries in order to create their own learning path towards social and cultural integration. Combined with face-to-face and online storytelling, participants will be enabled to empower themselves and inspire their peers. The Mentoring Circles™ for female migrants from third countries contribute to the project objectives of social and cultural inclusion through the development of a high-quality programme that supports female migrants across Europe to better recognise their skills and learn how to transfer them to a new country with a new societal context. It will help them improve their social, cultural and even political participation, teach them about their rights and support the development of an analytical and critical mind. With this, female migrants will be given the opportunity to fend against segregation by society and self-imposed segregation. It will also enable them to find the SMART Volunteering opportunities that truly offer them something to gain; deeper social integration combined with valuable work experience. The Circles™ will furthermore help them to resist taking on voluntary work that does not correlate with the skills they want to develop and the fields in which they wish to be active.

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Output - WP4
WP4: Role Model Campaign

Within the SMART Volunteering project, we have the mission of creating an awareness campaign by bringing migrant woman and their success stories as role models for the European societies and contribute to their social inclusion. Indeed, in our society, it is not this type of life story that is considered as a model, but we believe it is necessary for many to be able to recognize themselves and be proud of what they have accomplished so far (from a professional and personal point of view).

The aim of this campaign in to support third country nation migrant woman by telling their stories and foster an effective integration by:

  • Sharing their stories in a safe environment, value their experience and empower them. Tackle stereotypes about migrant and have a positive impact in hosting societies.
  • Raising awareness of the positive contribution of migrant and improving the image of female migrant across Europe.
  • Sensitizing the public by promoting a positive image of women, in order to have an impact on all European populations hosting these non-European women, and thus provide support to these stakeholders.
  • Changing attitudes by engaging the public in our cause. Thus, we want the sustainability of the project's ideas, and that this campaign be a guideline for the future as well. We want to share it as a model for a thoughtful campaign, to support the change inherent in any project.

Please find our video campaign below and you are invited to share with us your story!

We created a short Storytelling Guide for Social Inclusion for you to share your story with a powerful communication method.

Enjoy the campaign and join us!

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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