In 2022, after the outbreak of war in Ukraine, an unprecedented situation arose when more than 100 000 people received temporary protection in Slovakia. In order for Slovakia to respond effectively to this situation and to ensure adequate conditions in the medium and long term for children and their families from Ukraine who remain in Slovakia, it is important that key actors have reliable policy tools at their disposal. The largest part of the initial reception measures for people on the run has been implemented by municipalities. However, local governments also play a key role in supporting their further integration – they are closest to their citizens and have different roles and responsibilities related to the integration of children and their families from Ukraine.
CVEK’s role in this project is to develop, in cooperation with selected municipalities in different regions of Slovakia, comprehensive medium to long-term and sustainable strategies for the inclusion of Ukrainian children and their families, other foreigners and/or vulnerable population groups at the local level.
The project consists of two phases: 1) a research phase aimed at mapping the situation and analysing the needs in each participating city, and 2) a participatory phase for the creation of strategies for the integration of children and their families from Ukraine, foreigners and/or other vulnerable groups in each city.
Timeframe: 1 May 2022 – 30 May 2024
The project is supported by the European Union under the Erasmus+ 2021-2027 – KA210-Youth
The project connects young people from diverse backgrounds in the Bratislava region. We focus specifically on strengthening the involvement of young people from vulnerable groups such as migrants, Roma, young people with disabilities, LGBTI young people, and young people from socially disadvantaged backgrounds. Young people from vulnerable groups face several barriers to participation (lack of skills, information, self-confidence). In the framework of the project we work directly and intensively with about 15 young people from different groups in the framework of an action group. The action group has been created together with them on the basis of the research on their situation and needs that was carried out in the initial phase of the project. The aim is to strengthen their competences and skills for better participation at local level. Together with them, we will also design a youth strategy for the local government.
Our project partner from Germany, YES Forum, will provide valuable advice and consultation during the project.
Timeframe: April 2023 – December 2023
Implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic under the subsidy programme for the promotion, support and protection of human rights and freedoms and for the prevention of all forms of discrimination, racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and other manifestations of intolerance.
This project is a follow-up to our successful participatory project Radicalisation and Extremism Prevention Mechanism – Police and Young People Together, in which we created a mechanism for preventing radicalisation of young people at local level together with a group of young people and experts and practitioners.
In the current project, we are focusing on raising awareness among the professional public and educating professional groups in the field of preventing radicalisation of young people. The main objective of the project is to raise awareness of our prevention mechanism among different actors at local level who are interested in implementing measures to prevent radicalisation of young people but do not know how to proceed. In the framework of 5 workshops for local actors we will provide them with inspiration as well as concrete “guides” and methods on how to approach the prevention of youth radicalisation, who to involve and how to do it.