Bridges! Not Walls –
Migration in Dialogue

The is an 18-month cooperation between Eurobug Youth Work (IE) (Coordinator), Europimpulse Network (ES), Eurobug Lithuania (LT), and CGE Erfurt e.V. (DE) seeking to identify and challenge barriers of access between migrant and civil society, and to network several migrant communities into a transnational network for migrant civic engagement. This project is funded by Leargas through the Erasmus+ program of the European Union.

It is partners experience that youth organisations and civil society more broadly often lack the capacities to engage young people from migrant background.

It is important that organisations that are engaging with migrant communities, and organisations that are composed of these communities are empowered to collaborate, cooperate and exchange expertise, so that the unique challenges these communities face can be collectively navigated – so that the unique strengths of these communities can take their valuable place within civic, social, and cultural life. This understanding of the landscape of migrant participation within NGOs/social movements/civil society is the driving motivation behind this project.

Drawing on our experience in this sphere, the consortium submit the solution to this is multifaceted to:


young migrants need to lead and create the movements and tools which will overcome their marginalisation


he barriers young migrants, including refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented young people, are facing while engaging with communities of practice and experience.


sustainable practices and resources for integration of migrants within democratic life.


The partnership is comprised of young organisations with a genuine interest and commitment to empowering migrant communities and challenging their marginalisation. Within the consortium are two youth organisation, two NGOs with expertise in developing educational programs and e-Learning material. Three partners have ongoing migrant youth projects and a strong history of specialised programs and supports for migrant youth.