We are running the FATIMA project (Female Active Citizenship Training IntegrationMigrant Accompaniment project) which supports priority 1/2 AMIF. It aims tointegrate 210 Migrant women in 4 EU countries and develop and disseminateknowledge and influence measures targeting migrant women, aiming to reduce theirisolation and barriers to their participation in civic life.
Female Active Citizenship Training Integration Migrant Accompaniment project
Europe remains a focal point for the world’s largest movement of people since World War II, and many countries have struggled to cope with the challenges of increased migration. Although migrant women share many integration challenges with men,
their risk of exclusion is often more pronounced, facing gendered discrimination in addition to racial and class discrimination. In addition, they are often less visible in data collection, and so may be mis- and under-represented in policy. A gendered
approach to integration is necessary, but lacking. Around 49% of migrants now in the EU from developing countries are women and, contrary to common perceptions, an increasing number are travelling independently of men, in search of work and as
heads of families.
Employment provides vital income and opportunities for migrant women to support themselves and their families. However, these women are most likely of any group in the labour market to be unemployed. Moreover, migrant women are overrepresented
in the care and domestic sectors which allow for little to no career progression and social mobility, exacerbating existing economic and social exclusion risks.
The FATIMA project builds upon existing measures to economically integrate migrant women, whilst also recognising their role not only as economic actors, but also as social actors who are critical in supporting the integration of their children, families
and wider communities.
The general objective of FATIMA Project is the effective integration of migrant women into the EU so that they are able to actively contribute to society and support their children and families to also be active members of their new community.
FATIMA will run activities that aim at promoting active participation in society overall and also activities that will support the post arrival integration of persons in need of international protection or resettled from a third country. Under both priorities, the
European dimension of the objectives will be carried out by this project through knowledge sharing across the 4 participant countries and capacity building across the partners.