Description of the Project
PEPA is a project aimed at training migrant women by allowing them to support other women in learning and social activities, as well as to volunteer in their community. Although the project will benefit all types of migrant women, it is designed to be particularly beneficial to those who have a lower level of education or income, are socially isolated or in vulnerable circumstances.
Evidence from across the EU shows that migrant women have poorer employment, integration and learning outcomes than migrant men or EU-born women. Peer support and volunteering have been shown to significantly improve migrant women’s integration, learning and employment outcomes, as well as helping them build new social networks, gain confidence and improve their mental and physical health.
Direct target group
Women from immigrant and ethnic minority backgrounds
Migrant and gender organizations / voluntary / statutory organizations
Indirect target group
Training providers, practitioners, teachers, volunteers and facilitators
Partner organizations and their staff
Policymakers and other stakeholders