Joint Staff Training Event – Luxembourg

 

As a result of the COVID 19 pandemic, the joint staff training event in Luxembourg was held after the JSTE in Bonn, Germany. This joint staff training event was held from 16 February till 20 February 2022. The duration of the event was 5 days which included 2 travel days. Thirteen participants including the host took part in the activity. This event was necessary because migration is one of the most pressing socials, economic, and political issues facing modern societies, and because there is a lack of knowledge about the subject, which perpetuates other problems that affect migrants and refugees as well as the societies that are hosting them. The training’s major objectives were to exchange volunteer initiatives for refugees and effective strategies created in Luxembourg to help refugees and their families. The primary goals were to provide more in-depth knowledge on the fundamental ideas and historical circumstances of immigration and refugees in Europe. The participants’ knowledge and understanding of the issues and difficulties experienced by immigrants and refugees grew. The activity turned out to be the most effective for enhancing the capacity of volunteers and staff members working for the partner organizations. The training addressed subjects including how to disseminate knowledge about the approaches for analyzing the issues facing migrants and refugees and how to create focused solutions. The participants gained knowledge on how to develop original, project-based solutions to the migration problem. The workers and volunteers who took part had access to efficient training materials and techniques for working with refugees and migrants. The ability to work for/with migrants and refugees was improved via the use of peer-to-peer knowledge sharing methodologies, and a forum was created for the exchange of experience and information in the field of migrants and refugees. Additionally, via the use of a structured dialogue technique, the training event provided a chance to collaborate on shared solutions, promote inclusive societies, and propose particular policies to encourage the inclusion of migrants and refugees (especially young people). In addition to talks and games, the training session covered the contribution of volunteers to the refugee crisis. The participants engaged in group work and in-depth discussion on how to develop platforms that facilitate immigrants’ and refugees’ assimilation. Since the citizens are also responsible for the smooth integration of immigrants and refugees, the importance of active citizenship was put into perspective. Participants learnt how the information on the refugees and the conditions they left in their home countries must be provided to the citizens.