Professionalization of Youth Workers.
Integration of Migrants through Multi-Medial & Art-based Learning.

It is said, that Europe is undergoing the so called „migration crisis”; more and more people come to EU countries searching for a better future. Now that we can observe tensions resulting from the flow of people coming to EU countries, it is crucial for youth work, as Agenda 2020 states, to enable people living together in diverse societies, including „preventing discrimination on any ground”.

The core idea that underpins the project proposal is to create for youth workers a supportive environment for work (with a low threshold) in favour of social inclusion of young people with migrant background and reinforce their role as (European) citizens. This will be achieved through providing them and youth organizations with the set of methods and tools supporting youth workers’ in their professional activities on developing and improving migrants’ basic soft skills, taking initiative and extracting their potential by using art as a driver for education and integration.

The main target group are youth organizations and youth workers dealing with young people with migrant background. The project focuses on shaping their competencies in work with migrant youth. Increase of YW knowledge and skills will influence young migrants, who form the second main target group.

Project elements
  • “MYgrant mediART – Multi-Medial & Artistic Methodologies for Youth Work with Migrants” - an e-book
  • on-line Learning – digital library of methodologies and tools to support youth workers in workshops delivery
  • “MYgrant JOURNEY” – Intercultural Citizenships – a board game
  • “MYgrant EVENT - How to organize my own event?” (Guide for Event Management)


The project is coordinated by the Arbeitskreis Ostviertel e.V. in the Citizen Centre Bennohaus (Germany) in cooperation with Gruppo Umana Solidarietà (Italy), Polskie Gry Planszowe (Poland) and Foundation for the Promotion of Social Inclusion MALTA (Malta). Click here to find more information on the partners.