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ComParte & Education
“Is this for me? – What makes young people participate” is a booklet developed within the scope of 15\25 Participa, an initiative in partnership with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Here, 51 Pros who were part of 15\25 Participa guide us through what “being young” means and the concerns and themes that drive them, as well as the “Participation Checklist”, a guide created through their experiences and recommendations about what works to help youth participate.
“The beginning of many solutions? Getting to know each other better”: This book brings together experiences and recommendations from more than 400 Pros of Education on the impact that the quality of relationships has on learning. Here, you will find very useful tools for repairing and strengthening relationships between adults and young people. A notebook waiting to be widely read, put into practice and shared, inspiring many teachers and professionals in the areas of Education and Youth in Portugal.
“The Pros of Education Inspire”: In 2018, the first national booklet was published with a compilation of the experiences and ideas of the 2643 Pros who participated in the Citizenship Roadmap in Portugal. Browsing through the 100 pages of Pros quotes invites you to take a journey into the depth of their recommendations. A document delivered to the Secretary of State for Education and the Secretary of State for Citizenship and Equality that has inspired Portugal.
ComParte Youngsters at the Pilot Schools: In 2015, the ideas of the Pros came in the form of publications, with a notebook being given to each of the schools that participated in the pilot project, in the Lisbon area. Thus, 7 publications were produced, involving a total of 590 Pros of Education, who were challenged to share with their school's management their experience on various topics inherent to education.
“ComParte & Education in the Citizenship Roadmap in Portugal”: In 2018, 50 publications were developed, corresponding to the number of schools participating in the Citizenship Roadmap in Portugal. The contribution of the Pros of Education thus reaches the boards of these schools, in a summary that mirrors what the Pros shared in the ComParte sessions.
ComParte & Integration
This notebook was created with the aim of carrying out an interim evaluation of the Program MEERU Approach and the impact of its Proximity Teams on the integration of refugee families (2022). It ends up exploring in depth the emotional experiences and the informal support network of these families, thus bringing clues that contribute as inspiration for the development of integration measures in the local and national system, through the activation of the civil community.
“What is it like to start from scratch?” is a notebook developed within the scope of Phase I of the National Mapping project (2020-2021), with the aim of portraying the experience of reception and integration of refugees all over the country. It portrays the experiences and recommendations of 60 refugees and asylum seekers, residing in Castelo Branco, Guimarães, Coimbra and Sintra, for local and national decision-makers and professionals working to continuously improve integration structures in Portugal.
This Notebook gathers the shares and recommendations of 38 Pros of Integration about the Welcome Kit – reception kit, developed and offered by the High Commissioner for Migration (ACM) to the majority of refugees and asylum seekers arriving in Portugal. It aims to contribute to an update of the current Welcome Kit (2022) so that it is more in line with what can make a refugee feel welcome in the first few days in their new host country.
As part of World Refugee Day 2021, ComParte heard the Pros of Integration about their perspective on this day, with the aim of understanding what it means and how they consider it should be marked. To this end, we started with the word “refugee” and how they feel when they are treated like that. This preliminary publication brings together their shares and reflections, aiming to inspire professionals and decision-makers who work with refugee people and who organize activities on this day to do so in a way that refugees feel that this day represents them.
The Impact of COVID-19 on the Integration and Reception of Refugees. In 2020, as a reflection of the COVID-19 pandemic, the social distancing measures implemented by local entities and the respective impact on social dynamics, a Booklet was developed, where the Pros of Integration share their experience, focusing on challenges and reflections emerging in this social context, and present ideas to facilitate the integration of refugees in Portugal.
Everyone taking part in the decision-making around hosting and integration in Portugal – Lisbon City Council: In 2018, following the meeting between the Pros of Integration, Lisbon City Council and other partners of the Lisbon City Council for Refugees (PMAR Lx ) and ComParte, a booklet was developed, where the Pros of Integration that arrived through this program make known their experience of integration in Portugal and present ideas to facilitate the reception of refugees in Portugal.
Everyone taking part in the decision-making around hosting and integration in Portugal – SEF II: In 2018 a notebook was developed with a summary of the perspectives of the Pros regarding the asylum process. This booklet was developed in the context of collaboration with SEF, being the second interim document to be shared with this administration.
Everyone taking part in the decision-making around hosting and integration in Portugal – SECI and ACM: In 2017, following the meeting between the Pros of Integration, the Secretary of State for Citizenship and Equality, the High Commissioner for Migration and ComParte, a booklet was written, in which the Pros of Integration share their experience of integration in Portugal and present ideas to facilitate the reception of refugees in Portugal.
Everyone taking part in the decision-making around hosting and integration in Portugal – SEF I: In 2016, following the meeting between the Pros of Integration, the SEF management and ComParte, a document was developed with recommendations from the Pros for the continuous improvement of the process of reception and integration of refugees in Portugal.