Thousands of people are still flocking to Europe for a search for safety and a better life. However, more often than not they end up in a place that does not want to use their potential, let alone welcome them. Is Europe going to keep the refugees out of work and out of the societies? It would be a huge burden and a fast track to a clash of cultures.
How to avoid that? The refugees must be integrated well. Their potential is an opportunity to grow and advance both culturally and economically. Our diverse consortium of youth NGOs believes that youth is the main drivers of integration; thus, we are willing to carry out a project “YMCA: Youth for Migrants – Challenge Accepted” that would concentrate on refugee integration through youth work and various youth initiatives (one of the main objectives of Erasmus+ KA1 action). This would allow youngsters to develop in a multicultural environment; thus building up their tolerance and increasing multilingualism. In the meanwhile, the refugees would integrate into the society faster, since the young would help them with the local language, culture, traditions, and other things crucial for normal life in a new country.