Report WGT Dialogue for Inclusion 2018

Young Locals and Young Migrants have an important contribution to an inclusive society, especially when it is about social inclusion by better integration of young migrants and prevention of migration in homelands! ONE WORLD Citizens

Young locals and young migrants have practical ideas to work out into local projects and startups and most important of all: they are willing to train, help and support each other, also on long term to realize social inclusion and new future perspective by job creation and employment!

That’s why it is essential to bring them together in international Youth Exchange programs and International Dialogues of youngsters and policymakers. To share vison, ideas and good examples of the projects they undertake and think along about inclusion oriented policy making.

To facilitate young locals and young migrants to take action together, OWC started building an international network of NGO’s in 2015 to organize Youth Exchanges in which youngsters share ideas about basic needs for better integration and prevention of migration. By which they worked out a local and global program to support project ideas for better integration and prevention of migration. A program that can be organized by & for youngsters locally and can be scaled up globally.

Key in this format is Empowerment of Social Entrepreneurship of youngsters, so that all project ideas can be worked out into sustainable projects or startups, to realize a positive, constructive contribution to the important topic of migration in Europe and beyond.

By the results we made in 2015-2017 it was time to start organizing the yearly Dialogue for Inclusion in which youngsters, newcomers and policymakers come together to share about social inclusion and recommendations for policymaking on migration. So we did in September 2018

The yearly Dialogue for Inclusion of youngsters and policymakers

From September 12 to 14, 2018 we organized the first Dialogue for Inclusion with NGO’s, youngsters and young migrants from 9 countries: Albania, Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, France, India, Nepal, Netherlands, Romania, Sweden.


In Preparation of the Dialogue

Life Story Research with young migrants

To find out which topics should be on the Dialogue tables on September 13, Martha Mutesi and her team interviewed young migrants about their needs for better integration and Pradeep Sapkota from Nepal shared his expereince about basic needs for prevention of migration.

These 4 of the 8 topics were chosen by the participants.

How can youngsters best collaborate, inspire each other by sharing ideas and work together in co-creation for prevention of migration?

How can we (young locals and migrants) work together to make each other feel home and to become part of the local community?

How can we minimalize the cultural shock, how can we help them to learn about the culture and get used to cultural differences?

How can we support young migrants in learning the essential skills they need to become part of the society and to build their new lives?

Interactive Dialogue method in 4 rounds

To make the Dialogue day dynamic and attractive for youngsters and policymakers Piyush Modi from India developed an interactive Dialogue format in 4 rounds.






See the report below to read more about it.

Report of the Dialogue for Incusion

Outcome of the Dialogue by video making

Topic 1

Topic 5

Topic 6

Topic 6

Topic 8

Contribution to recommendations for European policy making

The outcome of the Dialogue for Inclusion was shared during the BPE conference Youth Work Impacts Europe that took place in Slovenia on September 2018.

In the Becoming a Part of Europe (BPE) project 2017-2019, 8 European Erasmus+ Agencies work together for recommendations on policymaking for the European Agenda on Migration


This was our contribution to the recommendations.


Martha Mutesi, our inspirational spokesman!!

Our contribution to the recommendations

It's very important that young migrants, refugees and asylumseekers become part of a local community of youngsters that feels like new family and friends as soon as they arrive.

  • To learn by doing, in contact with peers about the new language, the essential skills they need to become part of the society, the daily life system (expectations) in the new country;
  • to share about their culture, values, homelands;
  • and have access to training in ICT Basic skills, development of talents, entrepreneurial skills and education.

By this young locals and young migrants are able to create meaningful projects and startups to build up their new lives, while contributing to the society.

Key activities for follow up of the social inclusion movement

Besides toe outcome of the Dialogue for Inclusion Conference 2019 we see:

  • To facilitate the positive movement for social inclusion by & for youngsters and young migrants empowerment of SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP is essential! By this the youngsters are able to work out their good ideas for inclusion themselves & together!
  • Therefore, from ONE WORLD Citizens and the YouthStart European Entrepreneurship Network we organize the FUTURE ROOTS program in which youngsters and young mirgants are trained to become Community Trainers of the Empowerment & Social Entreprenuership program and to become Community Leaders to lead the program in their cities, villages, countries.
  • Therefore, we continue organizing the yearly Dialogue for Inclusion Conference to bring active youngsters and young migrants together with local and European policymakers to make impact together on social inclusion by a strong and sustainlabe EU Agenda on Migration!

Call for Action
to everyone who want to be included

Follow up of  the FUTURE ROOTS program and yearly Dialogue for Inclusion Conference and creating the positive Movement for Social Inclusion can only happen if We Grow Together! If we want to work together as local and international communities and governments.

We, as citizens from more than 10 countries, we know by experience: we can work together to make it happen!


To be continued by the Future Roots program & Dialogue for Inclusion in 2019!

In co-production with our partners