On Friday the 8th of April 2022, the Greek Forum of Refugees (GFR) held a peer review regarding the Erasmus+ project titled “Training Kit for Empowering Refugee-led Community Organizations”.
The main objective of this project is to contribute to a substantial improvement regarding the quality of human rights enjoyment by refugees connected to the aim of promoting the active inclusion of marginalized, vulnerable and excluded communities. The project focuses on the empowerment of these individuals or associations of refugee/migrant background that want to have an active role in their communities and strengthen refugee inclusion at a national and European level. Hence, this project aims to produce an educational package that will tackle the everyday challenges the communities face by identifying their needs, strengths and trends and, furthermore, provide the skills to overcome them.
The meeting took place at the premises of the NGO “Freedom’s Gate” and was attended by colleagues from the University of West Attica (Department of Public Health Policy), the Greek Forum of Migrants, the European Federation of Associations of Families of People with Mental Illness (EUFAMI) organization, Greek Council for Refugees (GCR), the Ivorian Community of Greece (Communaute Ivoirienne de la Grece), the Wind of Renewal organization (Άνεμος Ανανέωσης), the Freedom Gate Greece (Πύλη Ελευθερίας), the Erymanthos organization and the Collaborativeterra.net (Δίκτυο Αλληλέγγυας Συμβουλευτικής – ΔΑΣ).
The purpose of the peer review was to present the draft of the manual of the Training Kit for Empowering Refugee-led Community Organizations, both of a national and E.U. context. The manual combines all the work done so far by the project’s leader and partners that has reached its final stages. The presentation inevitably led to a discussion among all the participants of the peer review drawing out their invaluable feedback. The participants were also asked to fill in a short questionnaire, containing relevant questions, at the end of the session. Such peer reviews were held in all the project partners’ countries. The discussions that transpired along with the feedback from the questionnaires of each national session will be incorporated in the development of the final Training Kit.