Migrant women amongst most vulnerable in Europe – WINGS project

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Migrant women are amongst the most vulnerable social groups within European society today said WINGS project consortium.

Dutch Social Enterprise, Netwerkpro has announced that it has officially partnered up with organisations SYNTHESIS (Cyprus), Glocal Factory (Italy), HIGGS (Greece), GEI (Spain) and Skills Zone (Malta), to develop an innovative and interactive education program which is set to empower migrant women in Europe.

The WINGS (Social and Economic Empowerment of Migrant Women)  Project, is funded by the European Union and the aim is to tackle the prominent issue of migrant women being amongst the most vulnerable social groups in society today.

Migrant women will be able to benefit from tailored training programmes. The 50 hour blended training will cover aspects of everyday life. Topics will include familiarization with cultural aspect, i.e the health system, social insurance & contributions, legal framework, enrolling children to school, learning how to job hunt; as well as fundamentals such as CV writing and job interviewing.

“We have to start looking at the big picture in a more sustainable light. Social and economic integration is vital to the empowerment of migrant women” said Dutch Project Manager, Hester Wolrich.

The project is set to run for 2 years and target at least 1300 stakeholder across Europe, which will include migrant women, adult educators and organisations.

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