PEPA

Peer Empowerment Programme for Achievement of Migrant Women

2020-1-PL01-KA204-082178

Project description

PEPA is a project aimed at training migrant women by giving them the opportunity to support other women in learning and social activities, as well as to volunteer in their community. Although the project will benefit all types of migrant women, it is designed to be particularly beneficial to those who have a lower level of education or income, are socially isolated or in vulnerable circumstances.

Evidence from across the EU shows that migrant women have poorer employment, integration and learning outcomes than migrant men or EU-born women. Peer support and volunteering have been shown to significantly improve migrant women’s integration, learning and employment outcomes, as well as helping them build new social networks, gain confidence and improve their mental and physical health.

Objectives

  • Increase the number and quality of peer support and volunteer opportunities for migrant women.
  • To create more capacity for practitioners and more opportunities for migrant women, in the longer-term PEPA will foster better communication and knowledge sharing between individuals and agencies working in this space.

Intellectual Outputs

  • a best practice guide, to be used by practitioners supporting migrant women
  • peer support guides, to be used by migrant women themselves
  • a collection of learning materials hosted on a digital e-platform

Partners:

Fundacja Instytut Re-Integracji Spolecznej (coordinator) – www.fundacjairis.com Poland

Go-Woman! Alliance Community Interest Company https://www.gwacic.comUnited Kingdom

NIKANOR LTD https://nikanor.bg/en/Bulgaria

Institutul Bucovina https://bucovinainstitute.orgRomania

DOMSPAIN www.domspain.esSpain

Vux Huddinge https://www.huddinge.se/forskola-och-skola/vuxenutbildning/Sweden