Activity will draw attention to the labour market integration of migrants in Europe and equip participants with knowledge, method and tools needed for labour market inclusion, freedom of work, diversity in the workplace and social dialogue, notably for young people with immigrant backgrounds.
Besides, it will focus on the international dimension of youth activities and search for opportunities for cooperation and mobility with partner countries by laying a foundation for new project proposals.
From a lifelong learning perspective, the activity will link non-formal learning methods with youth field and provides access to a variety of online learning materials, documents and media content for 18 participants from Italy, Macedonia, Spain, Portugal, Germany and Turkey.
The learning teaching and training activity will take place in Ankara, Turkey. It has been the capital of the Republic since its founding in 1923. The government is a prominent employer in the city but Ankara is also an important commercial and industrial city, located at the centre of Turkey’s road and railway networks.
Cappadocia, the crowning historical jewel of Turkey, will be the visit place and participants will explore centuries-old troglodyte caves and pink-hued rocks in Goreme National Park, and watch hundreds of hot-air balloons take to the sky. While famous for its sunrise hot-air balloon rides, Cappadocia is also known for its enchanting cave dwellings. All across the region, particularly throughout Goreme National Park, you’ll find former homes carved into rock faces – communities lived in these caves right up until 1952. The Ihlara Valley will be another destination during our visit. What makes the valley unique is the ancient history of its inhabitants. The whole canyon is honeycombed with rock-cut underground dwellings and churches from the Byzantine period built by the Cappadocian Greeks. These local people were forced to leave the area and move to Greece in the 1923 Population exchange between Turkey and Greece. Sixteen of the valley’s 105 churches are open to visitors, and most of these are within 1 km of the official valley entrance in Ihlara.