Mountain ViewThis project activity has a double objective: firstly to explore the profile of  an “immediate target group” for the project, regarding the refugees who will benefit directly, through learning-needs identification and pilot-testing of the methodology and the learning packages of the project; and secondly to establish who are the stakeholders of refugee integration in each country, and specifically in the implementation region of each country taking part in this project, seeking their help and mobilizing them to become part of the project and assure not only its successful implementation, but also its legacy in the future.

Project partners established contact with key stakeholders in their respective regions, who currently work for the inclusion of refugees, including the authorities in charge, NGOs, training organizations, the media, local employment agencies etc; informed them about the project and its foreseen activities and results; and invited them to take part in a survey, aiming to identify the learning needs of themselves, as support and training staff, as well as the learning needs of the refugees in their area. With the help of these stakeholders in each country, a group of refugees was selected to take part in a focus group.

Following the survey of stakeholders and the focus group with members of the target group of refugees, the resulting data for each country were analyzed, and are presented together in a synthetic format as a Synthesis Learning Needs Report for the two target groups, i.e. the stakeholders and the refugees. The conclusions of this Report state how the results of the REHAC project can help to improve the skills and competences of the target groups, leading to a more effective and smooth integration of refugees in their host communities. The Report is used as a trigger for discussion and awareness raising among the host communities in the 5 participating countries, as well as for mobilizing a wider group of policy makers and education professionals, to take an interest in the project, and eventually try out the proposed learning methods and tools.

You can access the Synthesis Learning Needs Report here.