About the project
"MIGRA – Promote Integration by
Awareness Raising and Counselling"
This project is part of the Europe for Citizens Programme for the promotion
of active European citizenship. The Federal Minister for Women and Civil Service is co-financing the project.
1.8.2009 – 30.7.2010
Network of Austrian Counselling Centres for Women and Girls
contact: Rosemarie Ertl
Short description of the project
Objectives and actors
The goal of MIGRA is the awareness raising for the specific needs and
problems of women migrants, by providing information on the legal conditions as
well as by contributing to a change of attitude – based on the European values’
system (tolerance, solidarity, mutual understanding, etc.). Within the framework
of seminars, workshops and an international conference we would like to reach a
large number of multipliers. Experts will give trainings for the counselling of
women migrants and the counsellors will use their newly acquired know-how in
their work with the clients. Eleven partners from Austria, the Czech Republic,
Hungary, Italy and the Slovak Republic will be creating a strong network of
actors from public institutions and NGOs
The project will be carried out by organising four different types of events:
- Training Course: 6 workshops (half day) for
multipliers, who work as counsellors. The workshops will be given by
experienced trainers, who work in counselling centers for (female) migrants.
Topics of the workshops: legal basics, anti-discrimination, intercultural
competences, counselling/psychotherapy for women with migrant background,
mentoring for migrants, forced marriage.
- 3 expert workshops for multipliers in Vienna, Lower
Austria and Salzburg:
Lectures will be given by members of our
Austrian partner organisations: Ombud for Equal Treatment, Womens’ Ministry
and the Womens’ Department of Salzburg. Topics of the workshops will be
basics of the Austrian Law on Migration and examples and case studies taken
from the daily work of the above-mentioned Austrian partner organisations.
- 3 transnational seminars in Bozen (IT), Bratislava (SK)
and Prague (CZ):
Experts from our transnational project partners
will talk about chances, concerns and problems of female migrants in their
respective countries and their work concerning counselling and awareness
raising. The Austrian participants will talk about their experiences in
Austria concerning the chances, concerns and problems of female migrants in
Austria and share case studies of their daily work. These seminars will be
organised by the transnational partners.
- International Conference in Vienna with inputs
from the transnational partners concerning the situation of female migrants
in their countries. Presentation of project results.