INFORMER: IntegratioN 4 feMalE migRants


Project Details

Project Name: INFORMER: IntegratioN 4 feMalE migRants
Programme: Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership
Adult Education
Project ID:
Duration: From 01/11/2020 to 30/04/2023
Topics: Social Inclusion, Adult Education, Integration of migrants & refugees, women migrants

Project Description

The 2018 OECD report “Triple Disadvantage? A first overview of the integration of refugee women” highlights that the integration of refugee women tends to be crucial for the integration of refugees’ children, and in turn, the integration of refugee and migrant communities in the long term. There is a strong link between refugees’ employment and their social network, especially contacts with the native-born; but women have far fewer networks than men, and mentorship schemes can help to create and sustain such networks.
Within this context, the INFORMER project objectives are: – support the economic and social integration of migrant women – support the capacity of migrant women to interact and feel at ease in their social environment and their participation to social and political life at local level and/ or – support migrant women moving into work and facilitate their sustainable labour market integration

Project consortium

Coordinating Partner:
Aspire-igen group Limited (Uk)


  • Stiftelsen Kursverksamheten Vid Uauniversitet (Sweden)
  • Fo.Ri.Um. Società cooperativa (Italy)
  • Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (Greece)
  • The Square Dot Team (Belgium)
  • Synthesis center for research and education limited (Cyprus)

Intellectual Outputs

IO1: Best Practice Handbook on Social Integration of RAV Women
IO2: INFORMER Digital Platform
IO3: Social Integration Mentoring Supporter MOOC
IO4: INFORMER Community of Practice
IO5: Impact Assessment and Policy Recommendation Report


A main regional impact envisaged for project is on the attitudes of RAV women who believe they cannot or do not have an impact on their own integration into society. As a result, the project will help to create a generation of better prepared RAV women, by equipping them with the knowledge and support they need to be able to have the life they deserve. Similarly, long-term settled migrant women who believe that they are too small to make a difference to national and European issues, will be given the tools to do that through the INFORMER project. Through their ability to think from an increasingly positive and perspective from the position of a mentor, they will be able to identify and address European societal integration issues; and by acting at local level, will understand the bigger picture in terms of how their actions permeate up to contribute to national and European migration and social integration challenges.
A key part of the project’s strategy for impact on the local/regional level will be the multiplier events held in partner countries. Whilst the audience for these will be national stakeholders, it is envisioned that the majority of participants will be drawn from regional partners. Thus, these events will act as regional networking events. Not only will this help to disseminate outputs across the region (helping to secure long-term sustainability of project resources) but it will also create a forum for wider networking and sharing of best practice amongst mentors and NGO staff involved in social integration activities. This will improve collaboration across the sector, having a positive indirect impact on safeguarding services and policy offered regionally.

Our Role

The Square Dot Team is leading the following outputs: 
• Deliver Impact Assessment and Policy Recommendation Report (IO5)
• Host training and project seminar events in Belgium