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Building Bridges: MOVE Youth Lab on Immigration and Youth in Europe

Building Bridges: MOVE Youth Lab on Immigration and Youth in Europe

The MOVE Youth Lab, an innovative workshop focusing on immigration and youth in Europe, was held on Saturday, May 25, at the historic Ledra Palace in Nicosia with an overarching goal of promoting inclusivity and EU values among the youth, as well as engaging immigrants and refugees through gamification techniques.

Joined by over 20 participants, including VET professionals, immigrants, youth workers, and politicians, the workshop aimed to equip all attendees with the knowledge and skills necessary to foster inclusivity and EU values, utilising a tailored Training Guide created as part of the MOVE project. In particular, the participants were introduced to the MOVE GUIDES and engaged in various non-formal educational activities designed to enhance understanding and practice of these values. Notable activities included “Who I Am,” “Step Forward,” and “Human Bingo for EU Values,” each offering interactive and engaging ways to explore themes of identity, diversity, and European integration.

In addition to these activities, the workshop featured a brief presentation outlining the objectives and goals of the MOVE project, along with an explanation of the OCA game, another key development of this initiative. This combination of theoretical and practical elements provided participants with comprehensive insights into diversity and its practical applications in promoting inclusivity among immigrants and refugees.

Besides reporting high levels of satisfaction with the workshop’s organisation, methodology, and content, the participants also had a chance to offer constructive feedback, suggesting the inclusion of more visual aids and interactive elements, such as roleplays, to further enhance the learning experience. This positive feedback and suggestions for improvement will certainly serve an instrumental role in refining and finalising MOVE’s materials, before they become available on the project’s website. 

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them. [Project Number:2021-1-CY02-KA220-YOU-000029051]

Target Groups

Youth, Migrants, Policy makers, General public

Education Level

Higher education, VET, Adult education