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MYCOMM Makeathon Strives to Empower Migrant Youth Advocates Across Europe

MYCOMM Makeathon Strives to Empower Migrant Youth Advocates Across Europe

On June 13th, the Makeathon event took place in Nice, France, marking a significant milestone on the journey towards migrant youth advocacy for MYCOMM project. This pivotal event brought together thirty dedicated youth workers and migration experts from across Europe with a common goal of creating a European network of youth organisations committed to migrant and refugee inclusion, as well as reinforcing their capacities to communicate and influence policies and public perception.

As part of MYCOMM’s unique focus on audio-visual capacity, the Makeathon brought together youth organisations, migrants and refugees from all over Europe to create 3 videos on integration of migrants and refugees. These videos, produced by 3 different groups, focused on key issues related to inclusion with an overarching aim to raise awareness among migrant and refugee youth about social and economic challenges and vulnerabilities.

In addition, this multifaceted event also hosted meticulously crafted training sessions to further participants’ understanding and essential skills to enhance their advocacy initiatives. These sessions aimed to empower youth workers and migration experts, providing them with the necessary tools to effectively navigate and influence the intricate landscape of migrant youth issues.

Following this inspiring 3-day event, all attendees have had the opportunity to emerge as stronger and more influential advocates for migrant youth, equipped to raise awareness and drive meaningful change within their communities. This event has certainly laid the groundwork for a stronger, more dynamic advocacy movement across Europe, and furthered MYCOMM objectives to elevate the level at which the unique challenges faced by migrant youth are being addressed.

This research been carried out by the MYCOMM project consortium in the context of an Erasmus+ project, with the financial support of the European Commission. The views expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or European Commission. Neither the European Union nor the European Commission can be held responsible for them [Project no: 101089752]

Target Groups

Professionals, Youth

Education Level

Professional education