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Refugees Initiative

OLIVE Women

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INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

University of Wien

COUNTRY

Austria

CITY

Wien

Address

Währinger Straße 29, 1090

Institut für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft
Info: [email protected]

EUROPEAN PROJECT

Refugees Education Initiatives (Erasmus+ Social Inclusion program)
https://www.refugeeeducationinitiatives.org/

TYPOLOGY

- Help desk and supporting services for refugee students

TARGET GROUPS

- Newly arrived refugees
- Refugees of second generation

DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES

OLIve Women is a new tailor-made programme for women, who are of refugee or asylum-seeking status. The programme is free of charge, and offers a special series of seminars designed for women who are interested in exploring the possibilities of starting or continuing Higher Education, in improving their academic skills for higher education or in building their own professional course of action.

Activities
The seminar series features talks by academics, researchers, University Professors, and professionals from diverse areas. It offers participants the opportunity to engage in current discussions and practical activities, reflect and share. By doing so, we believe participants will be better equipped in order to set achievable academic and professional goals, for now and the future, in their host country. With this aim, participants are provided with topics such as the legal environment in Austria and European Union, women's rights, including rights of women with refugee and asylum-seeking background, public speaking, job interviewing, CV clinics, and other topics. Olive Women participants may join the core OLIve programme in addition to the tailor-made seminars, in particular: academic language courses in German and English and academic lectures, as well as labs such as advocacy and photography.