European Cooperation for Refugees (ECR)

Erasmus+ youth workers training course project organized by Pi Youth Association (Pi Gençlik Derneği) in Izmir, Turkey in partnership with Fundacja "Zielony Słoń" (Poland).

Summary of the project

       Nowadays, it is clear that the return of refugees to their countries will be delayed to an unknown time and with 24 camps in 10 cities and the largest refugee population in the world, if we think that more than 75% of Syrians are children, young people and women, projects for raising public awareness at global and local level are important. The feelings of euthanasia and alienation make it especially difficult for young people to adapt to economic and social life. We see that the efforts of NGOs for refugees are generally oriented towards basic needs. The number of NGOs working especially for children, young people, women and disabled people is very low and the number of qualified personnel is insufficient. The demand for NGO staff, which will carry out individual studies with the local Syrian refugees, is increasing day by day. There is occasionally co-operation between NGOs working on this area, but there is no general coordination and communication network. In order to develop sustainable projects, especially among NGOs for children and young refugees, there is a need to increase the dialyzers of youth workers and to improve their capacity. As an association, we think that it is necessary for NGOs to work on refugees; we have developed this project to raise awareness of youth workers, increase NGO dialogue, encourage EVS activities, and work on capacity building to encourage them to address issues related to refugees in youth work. The project aims to make young people aware of the social activities of Turkish and European youth workers of Syrian young refugees and to create a social impact in the youth field.

     The project will be based on youth and migration. The project will provide young leaders with a basic knowledge of migration in order to help them understand the processes behind this phenomenon and, by this means, enable them to see the connection between the European emigration of the 19th and 20th centuries and immigration taking place today. The project also aims to fight xenophobia between cultures. Every society should be aware of it – the problem of integration of migrants and especially of young people who belong to the migrant community. Youth work and youth organizations should become important contributors in integration and intercultural dialogue work in order to create favorable conditions for cultural diversity. Migration is changing social structures of European countries it is a crucial issue that youth and non-governmental organizations working with minorities have to face in their daily work in order to create cohesive societies based on mutual tolerance and respect.
   The main objectives of the projects are; to analyze the impact of immigration on the identity of immigrants and the host country, to identify different types of discrimination and to determine the status of immigrants in the context of human rights, to know the history of migration in the Europe and current situation, reasons of migration, to explore the concepts of freedom of movement, xenophobia, social exclusion, racism and hate, to understand the impact of discrimination, to stimulate intercultural learning and dialogue, to raise awareness on the issues, to foster partnerships and relations with immigrants and organizations through exchange of best practices, to facilitate exchange of knowledge, analysis of EU policies & to propose amendments develop strategies and policy lines for the future as a basis for successful campaigning on local, national and European level, and to empower youth workers and leaders about project development, human rights advocacy, empowerment tools e.g. campaigning, policy analysis, arts, communication.

TRAVEL COSTS AND REIMBURSEMENTS: The reimbursement of the travel expenses for Polish participants will be made up to the limit of 275 euro/person for round trip.


Participants are requested to have all tickets for round trip.
Mandatory documents to give to get reimbursed:
1. Boarding pass (Plane)
2. E-ticket (Plane)
3. Any other kind of tickets, bills & payment proof, which you will receive during the travel.
4. Payment proof (from card history) for the PLANE ticket & for every ticket purchased online.

Participants from Poland have travel reimbursement limit up to 275 euro/person for a round trip.


Summary Info About Project

Project Name: European Cooperation for Refugees (ECR)
Project Type: Erasmus Plus KA1-Youth Workers Mobility (Training Course)
Subjects: Youth (Participation, Youth Work, Youth Policy), Post-Conflict/Post-Disaster Rehabilitation, Inclusion - Equality


Project Number : 2017-2-TR01-KA105-047209
Project Venue : İzmir – Turkey
Project Dates : 1th January 2018 – 31th December 2019
Project Duration : 12 Months
Activity Dates : 4 – 13 May 2018
Number Of Participant : 4 person from each national group, total group number 36 participants.
Age Limit : 18+
Partner Countries: Hungary, Italy, Bulgaria, Poland, Lithuania, Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey.


  1. Turkish coordinating organization - Pi Youth Association (Pi Gençlik Derneği) - charges  35 euro/participant

  2. Polish sending organization - Fundacja "Zielony Słoń" (Green Elephant Foundation) charges sending fee of 80 Polish zloty (20 euro) from each Polish participant of the youth workers training course for the statutory expenditures accordingly to its Rules (Regulamin mobilności PL)

Responsibilities of Participants:

  • Participants must have full participation in all activities.

  • All travel documents must be submitted to the host organization during the project (during the activity period), as described in the other section, so that travel payments can be made in full and on time.

  • Participants with special needs must inform the hosting and sending organizations before activity 

  • All the participants get informations about Erasmus+ from sending organizations before project.

  • Participants need to prepare some meeting games for first days to meet each other. 

  • Participants need to prepare some activities, presentation, games, music, dance etc. and buy food, drinks, for your cultural night. Every country will have a cultural night on the project.

  • You need to gather all travel documents according to the rules set in Infopack in order to obtain reimbursement

Application form is managed by the Turkish coordinating organization. The selection of participants will be done in mutual cooperation. 











This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.