NEAR is a two-year European project, funded by the European Commission under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), which aims to foster the integration process of newly arrived migrants (adults and minors) in host countries.
The project targets newly arrived migrants (adults, children and university students), diaspora members and associations, voluntary associations, local communities, the general public, and national and European organizations.
The methodology used involves a bottom-up, place-based approach and peer-to-peer work.
Location of the action
Portugal, Italy and Cyprus
Migrants, associations and local community
Area of Action
Human Rights and Volunteering
The project lasts for 24 months, running from March 1, 2021 to February 28, 2023.
Raise awareness about the importance of inclusion, as well as provide intercultural knowledge sharing between migrants and local communities (Lisbon, Nicosia, Perugia and Milan).
View the flyer, here.
Newly arrived migrants are faced with a number of obstacles, especially in terms of health care, education, housing, and all the procedural steps that need to be taken. These problems are aggravated in the long run by limited access to the labor market. In this sense, it is necessary to provide comprehensive information and legal guidance on their rights and obligations and to strengthen their integration by ensuring the involvement of the host society.
WHAT DO WE DO?
- Training for community workers – members of diaspora associations – on how to inform newly arrived migrants;
- Support to asylum seekers for their participation in the labor market;
- Support to newly arrived minors of compulsory school age through workshops, laboratories, urban walks and events, among other actions;
- Orientation for newly arrived university students, facilitating their academic path;
- Exchanges and interactions between local communities and newly arrived migrants through a communication campaign (maps, treasure hunt, …), built together with NEAR beneficiaries.
NEAR Project Presentation
PHOTOGALLERY OF THE PROJECT
SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE
This project is co-founded by the European Union’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF).
Throughout the years AIDGLOBAL has established partnerships with several organizations who connect with our mission. AIDGLOBAL thanks all public and private entities for the support shown in our work, in the certainty that we will continue our path towards creating change for a more just and equitable world through education.