The ENFEM project is implemented by ADDMA within the framework of the AMIF (Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund) European program, with the aim of integrating female third country nationals (TCNs). In particular, the project aims at exchanging practices at a European level, through a cross-sectoral network, and at the development of local strategies to facilitate the socio-economic integration of TCN women through employability and entrepreneurship. In addition, it seeks to provide opportunities for the creation and/or development of local networks (multi-stakeholder networks) following the EU action plan for integration 2021 – 2027.
The ENFEM project gathers up-to-date information on the current situation, at national, regional, and local level, through focus groups and literature research and creates a “Local Integration Strategy” (LIS), as well as training in the areas of language, cultural dimensions, labor rights and business skills. Both the created strategies and the training packages will take place in 11 European cities, including Athens and Thessaloniki. Finally, the collected results will act as a bridge between TCN women, local public and private stakeholders and organizations, and they will be accessible, enhancing active participation and contribution to women’s employability and entrepreneurship.
Female third-country nationals (TCNs) are one of the most vulnerable population groups in the EU countries, as a result of which they face a lot of discrimination and socio-economic exclusion. Athens, as a European capital where many female third-country nationals reside, can be an example of developing local strategies for inclusion through employability and entrepreneurship.
ENFEM implements an approach of creation and collaboration of a cross-sectoral network consisting of local authorities, market players, NGOs, organizations dealing with third-country nationals and organizations led by women. Such network, through a bottom-up approach, empowers its members, through knowledge transfer and good practices exchange to address integration challenges in alignment with the needs of local societies and their citizens. Through this multi-stakeholder cooperation, mutual understanding, respect, and encouragement of the exchange of knowledge, skills, and experiences both at national and European level are promoted, as suggested by the Urban Agenda Partnership.
The project has a duration of 24 months, started in December 2021, and is expected to be completed in November 2023.
Total budget: € 1,246,507.20.
ADDMA budget: € 75,884.40.
Official website of the project: https://enfem.infoproject.eu/