ENGAGE Supporting Migrant Women as Integration Leaders

ENGAGE is a European project that aims to support migrant women’s role as integration and community leaders.
Immigration is not a new phenomenon for Europe and migrant communities have always made a major contribution to the economic development of EU countries and to the cultural diversity which characterizes European society today. Successful integration of Europe’s migrant communities into social, civic and political life is important in order to fully harness the economic potential and cultural diversity and achieve a cohesive and inclusive society in Europe.
Women have always had a significant role in the development of society. ENGAGE project partners recognized that supporting migrant and refugee women to become integration leaders in their communities can positively impact the integration process.
Central to the idea of ENGAGE is the provision of new, bespoke integration curricula and a suite of flexible and adaptable training resources. These resources will support migrant women to become integration ambassadors and leaders in their communities. They will also be helpful for adult educators who are tasked to provide the necessary education, knowledge and skills to migrants and refugees.
The objectives of ENGAGE are:
- to develop a bespoke, accredited Integration Leader curriculum addressed to migrant women that supports the acquisition of key skills essential to their new role as integration leaders in their communities;
- to develop an in-service training programme for adult educators and trainers who work with migrants;
- to develop a cascading model of integration where each trained Integration Leader engages a minimum of 5 migrant women in a micro-network;
- to provide a toolbox with integration resources for migrants.
The main outcomes of ENGAGE project will be:
- Integration Leaders Curriculum for migrant women with both face-to-face and self-learning components.
- Digital Toolbox with Integration Resources
- In-service training programme for adult educators who work with migrant women.
- An E-learning portal and Digital Toolbox with all project resources
- A final project policy paper
ENGAGE will develop training materials to develop the skills of migrant women. ENGAGE will also provide integration resources that migrant women can use as tools to transfer information to their communities.