On 4 – 6 October, the second mobility of the TRAIN Project (Trace Integration policies through Structured Dialogue) - an international meeting among five of the project partners- took place in Helsinki, Finland. In the course of the meeting, the representatives from Bulgaria, Romania, Estonia, Italy and Finland discussed the state of local activities undertaken in each respective country so far, in regard to encouraging Structured Dialogue between young people and policy makers. The partners also evaluated the results and feedback received, as well as planned the course for further action and activities, aimed at boosting integration policies within their national contexts.

TRAIN is an 18-month project aimed at young migrants and young Europeans. The project is developed to encourage the Structure Dialogue among young people and the political decision-makers through joint involvement of the parties. Through the Structured Dialogue the project consortium intends to give a voice to young people, creating a bridge between their recommendations and policy-makers. The project intends to stimulate the debate and a reflection on the causes of current migratory phenomena, studying a strategy for the social integration of young people, and developing ad hoc tools.

The project is designed to contribute to the definition of youth policies in the process of integration of migrants, towards an inclusive society, promoting tolerance and respect of human rights; to promote dialogue, mutual learning and cooperation between policy makers and young people with different cultures and backgrounds, encouraging a cross-cutting approach and comparing models in different realities, contributing to the development of new EU policies on legal migration and integration; to promote a participatory approach for young migrants and Europeans, enhancing their contribution to the creation of a better society, etc.

The project is implemented under the framework of the European Commissions’ Programme Erasmus+, within Key Action 3: Support for Policy Reform.