What is the FemTalks Forum?

Onderzoek ICT Odisee - 21/08/2019

FemTalks Forum is a European endorsed project that combines different training methodologies into a single learning programme to empower female migrants. It is designed to help migrant women to integrate more easily into their new host country, overcome social barriers, find work or set up a business. The main aims of the project are to foster social inclusion and change the narratives of female migrants; it is also intended to improve the image of migrants in the EU and tackle stereotypes.

The women who take part in the project will be given the opportunity to develop a variety of skills, such as increasing their self-confidence and self-efficacy, networking, and improving their digital ability. They can, subsequently, put these skills into practice using an innovative digital sharing platform, allowing them to promote themselves and use social media in a professional setting. In turn, this is likely to increase their employability opportunities.

Another key resource incorporated into the project is ‘Forum Theatre’, a genre of theatre that explores social justice. Participants of the training will be offered a safe space to use theatre as an outlet to communicate, express their thoughts and feelings, explore the effects of choices they may have made or are planning to make in the future and combat oppression.

The project was collectively developed by six European partners and it is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The partners are:

  • Artemisszio- an NGO based in Hungary
  • Elan Interculturel- an NGO based in France
  • Inova Consultancy- an SME based in the UK
  • InterACT- an NGO based in Austria
  • Odisee VSW- a HE Institution based in Belgium
  • Materahub- an SME based in Italy.

Overall, the FemTalks Forum aims to generate positive change for female migrants, and we invite you to keep up to date with our work!

Posted in Articles on Jul 30, 2019

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