The project “Empowering Youth Refugees and Asylum-Seekers through Arts in Refugee Sites in Mainland Greece” aims to integrate “YouCreate”, which has proven to be Terre des hommes leading methodology in the field of child protection, within the current MHPSS programme, (Mental Health Psychosocial Support) developed by Tdh since 2016 in migratory and humanitarian emergency contexts, in order to provide psychosocial support and ensure a holistic and integrated protection to unaccompanied minors and migrant youth living in Refugee Sites in Mainland Greece (Attica, Thessaly and Northern Greece). Specifically, the project aims to:
- Strengthen the resilience and improve the psychosocial and mental well-being of unaccompanied minors and migrant and refugee youth;
- Build capacity among Terre des hommes Hellas’ staff for the implementation and dissemination of the methodology and the implementation of self-managed activities among young people in the targeted open accommodation sites in Greece.
- 10 Adult Allies (child protection professionals, educators, psychologists, Tdh Child Protection Field Officers);
- 32 Youth Leaders (unaccompanied minors and migrant and refugee youth 16-21 ages);
- 160 young peers (15-21 ages) who will participate in the development and implementation of youth-led art projects.
In 2021, Terre des hommes Hellas, with the support of Alta Mane, foresees to organize the following activities:
- Organize 4 trainings (5 days) on the implementation of the “You Create” methodology, targeting 42 people in total (10 child protection professionals, educators, psychologists, Tdh Child Protection Field Officers, and 32 unaccompanied minors and migrant and refugee youth);
- Develop 10 youth-led art projects in 2 Safe Zones (Skaramagkas and Veria Refugee Sites), for Unaccompanied Children and in 4 Open Accommodation Facilities for asylum seekers (Skaramagkas, Veria, Alexandria and Koutsohero);
- Organize 2 online sessions on the Childhub platform aimed at connecting Youth Leaders and Adult Allies trained in Greece with their peers trained in other countries where the methodology has already been piloted (Egypt, Iraq, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania) and allow them to share the experiences and lessons learnt;
- Disseminate and replicate the project in other Open Accommodation Facilities for asylum seekers where Tdh Greece operates.