MYCOMM is an Erasmus+ project of the European Union, which will address relevant issues such as communication and advocacy for equity and inclusion of youth organisations supporting young migrants and refugees.
Led by OBREAL Global, this project has a consortium consisting of CARDET (Cyprus), Young European Federalists -JEF- (Belgium), Cyprus Youth Clubs Organisations -OKEN- (Cyprus), the Rural Hub (Ireland), AEPDV Regarddons (France), The Group for European Integration – GIE – (Romania) and Voice of Young Refugees in Europe – VYRE – (France).
During this kick-off meeting, the different organisations met to plan the next steps of this European initiative and also decided on the formal composition of two key bodies of the project, the PMT (Project Management Team) and the Quality Team.
During these days of cooperation, the participants agreed on the steps to be taken in order to achieve one of the main objectives of the project, the implementation of a series of training sessions on communication that will be given to more than 25 organisations from different countries.
At this meeting, all the details were agreed upon in order to effectively implement this objective. The first step will be to carry out a SWOT analysis led by CARDET. At the same time, JEF will be in charge of mapping all the youth organisations dedicated to giving a voice to young people who have had to migrate and to the different refugee communities.
The next face-to-face meeting of the MYCOMM project will take place in Cyprus in June.
About the MYCOMM project
The MYCOMM project aims to contribute to a more inclusive society in Europe by strengthening the capacity and role of migrant and refugee youth organisations through training in communication and media skills, social networking and mutual learning, connecting these organisations at European level and promoting collective advocacy.
MYCOMM will contribute to European Youth Together as it will ultimately expand and strengthen an EU network for migrant and refugee youth advocacy, connecting and building on existing networks and developing human resource capacity in communication, social media and audiovisual skills. The methodology is based on exchange of practices between youth organisations, networking and capacity building. It contributes directly to the EU Youth Strategy (and its focus on communicating European values to migrants and refugees), the ‘Action Plan on the Integration of Third-Country Nationals’ and the ‘Communication on the protection of children in migration’. It is in line with EU Youth Objectives 3 and 4: ‘Inclusive societies’, ‘Information and constructive dialogue’.