Supporting the integration of displaced women from rural areas through the promotion of small initiatives in tourism

GLEN combines mutual learning in the Global North and Global South with inner-European exchange. European tandems from Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia as well as Germany form the project teams during a three-month internship in the Global South. They also visit three seminars together, where English is the working language. These experiences of peer-to-peer learning and a change of perspective are the foundation for GLEN participant’s Global Learning Activity.

This GLEN project deals with the mobilization and empowerment of marginalized and displaced women by engaging them in tourism activities. If you are interested in this internship you should have knowledge in social sciences, demography and geography, economy or tourism. Specific skills related to topics such as migration, culture, small initiatives and entrepreneurship in tourism, business plan development, data collection and analysis or media and communication are an asset. You can learn about the challenges of global migration, the social and economic integration of marginalized and displaced communities as well as about challenges in tourism development.

The host organization Community Development Center “Today for the Future” (CDC-TFF) strives to support the mobilization and empowerment of marginalized communities. The organization consists of twelve employees and 86 volunteers. CDC-TFF works on the empowerment of community groups and it encourages and provides support especially to women and young people. The aim is to improve their educational capacities, and life- and professional skills to foster empowerment and facilitate the entry in the labour market. Furthermore, the organisation intends to strengthen capacities of local communities. They are encouraged to get politically active in order to better respond to their own needs and challenges. The internship will take place in Tirana, Albania. Optionally, participants can be accommodated by staff of the CDC-TFF in a single room.

One of the GLEN interns will work with migration and displacement topics including data collection and analysis, survey preparation and conduction as well as field observation and bottom up recommendations. Moreover, other relevant topics are: analysis of reasons for migration, stereotypes, types of integration methods, best practices etc. The other intern will work in supporting displaced women to start small initiatives, working with women in tourism. Among the tasks are: support in designing a business plan and a local tourism entrepreneurship action plan as well as identifying women empowerment strategies.

The scheduled time period for the internship is three months between August 2017 and October 2017.

Trainings and seminars prior to the internship will be held in English.

The GLEN tandem will be formed by a Slovakian and a German participant working together with an Albanian intern.

Program component: GLEN Anglo

Language(s): English

Topic / area(s) of interest: Social Business, Tourism, Labour and Employment, Migration

Vocational field(s)/field(s) of study: Agriculture, Social Services, Media Communication, Tourism

Field(s) of study: Geography, Social Science, Tourism, Economy

Vocational field(s)/field(s) of study: Geography, Social Science, Tourism, Economy

Period of the internship: 3 months between August 2017 and October 2017

Country: Albania

Number of Participants: 2

Proposed by: Community Development Center “Today for the Future”

Classification of the internship in the development fields:

Number of the internship: 50004002-1101


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