SPAIN, what a time to be young!

In a period of interconnections, contradictions, expectations and struggles, what is missed the most is your voice. Have you ever looked for a platform to express your identity and share your experience with other young people like you? TandEM is your chance!

Here’s what you can do:

Tired of how society and the media portrait you, and young people in your country? Join the TandEM social media campaign and use our Facebook and Instagram accounts to speak up! You can exchange views, experience, interest and dreams with other young people like you. It’s a way to be creative and share your ideas on issues like youth empowerment, multiculturalism, gender equality, religion, migration and rights. Help us deconstructing prejudice and xenophobia, and let people know that no matter what, you do feel part of Europe. Take a look at our Facebook and Instagram accounts.
You know that foreign student that during classes sits in the last row? The one you’ve always wanted to talk to, but your too shy to approach? Ok, it’s time to act! Join our mentorship groups and crate a network of support for foreign newcomer students that need a hand to orientate in your university and city. Who better than you can give some good advice on courses, CFU, exams (and nightlife)? In case you are that last row student, that’s your chance to meet new people, make some good friends and give the right start to your stay! To participate or support the existing mentorship program contact tandem@iom.int

…And here’s what we do:

The project has four main objectives: enhancing education, promoting understanding, encouraging communication, and supporting integration. Each of these goals will be promoted through specific regional and national activities, which will be implemented from 1st January 2018 to 31st December 2020. Besides the social media campaign and the mentorship program, the main project activities are:

Enhancing education: a regional study will explore foreign students needs and barriers to access to higher education, mapping challenges to integration in Southern European universities, and developing recommendations for national Governments, Universities, international organizations and students themselves. To participate to the research, please contact: tandem@iom.int

Promoting Understanding: universities, in partnership with local religious organizations, will organize conferences and meetings to foster inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue and understanding among students and young people, fighting islamophobia and intolerance. More information about our next events on our website.