The Learning Partnership, AXIA, has focused on identifying ways of enhancing support for young adult migrants in various projects in the partner countries. The common goal of these projects was to enable and empower them to effectively participate in society. The partnership succesfully identified approaches of reducing levels of discrimination against young adult migrants, of giving them a voice so that they are able to communicate their needs and wishes, and of improving services and practices to enable young migrant adults to be more successfully included in society and the job market. The partnership shared information about different approaches to enabling fuller participation, worked with groups of young adult migrants to identify and consider the implications of their expectation and needs, showcase effective practice among partners, and produced success criteria for effective support for young migrants.
The partnership focused on a number of key approaches and themes including career mentoring, work shadowing, work experience, support networks and counselling services, and by way of discussions and presentations of international projects raised awareness among key agencies.
In addition, the partnership carried out several interviews with young adult migrants in order to identify their needs and expectations and consider the implications of these for practice. Each of the scheduled partnership meetings focused on at least one of the above mentioned approaches or themes.
The partnership developed a number of products
• a tool for identifying the expectations and needs of young adult migrants,
• a document portraying case studies of young adult migrants in the different countries
• a set of key success criteria.