Online training on strengthening youth migrant organisations in public policy, advocacy and organisational sustainability

MYCOMM - Migrant and Refugee Youth COMMunication and advocacy for equity and inclusion

Online Introduction Module: Monday, 16th October

Virtual Workshops: 23rd-24th October

Together with VYRE, JEF Europe will be offering a series of training opportunities to strengthen capacities of youth migrant organisations in public policy, advocacy and organisational sustainability. 


The project MYCOMM (‘Migrant and Refugee Youth COMMunication and advocacy for equity and inclusion’) aims at strengthening youth organisations committed to migrant and refugee inclusion by connecting them at EU level and reinforcing their capacities to communicate and influence policies and public perception. It has a specific focus on audio-visual capacity of such organisations and the creative production of collaborative videos which tell powerful and personal narratives of youth migrant/refugees. This is coupled with capacity building for advocacy.

MYCOMM will target the staff of youth organisations, empowering them in social media strategies, creative communications techniques, audiovisual tools and public advocacy skills, which will allow them to better address key policy issues for migrant inclusion and generally raise public awareness. It thus also aims at generating organisational capacity to change negative preconceptions about youth migrants/refugees and impact policies. 

About the online trainings

This training is part of a training series, composed of three parts, and organised by the MYCOMM consortium. The first stage of the series focuses on social media techniques and strategies and addresses communication staff members of organisations, while the second part aims to co-produce thematic handbooks on audiovisual techniques and communication for awareness and entertainment with participants made up of professionals working in production.

This edition of the series is aiming to provide multi-national training opportunities for the policy officers and leadership of youth organisations working on migration issues, so as to discuss advocacy techniques and co-create common messages, campaign ideas for socially and economically vulnerable migrants and refugees. By the end of the training participants will be equipped with skills and knowledge to plan a local or national advocacy campaign, including key messages, targets, dissemination channels and indicators. 

The training is made up of 3 x 2 hour sessions. The first online introduction module is to be held on Monday, the 16th of October between 18:00 and 20:00 o’clock, where participants will gain knowledge and will be equipped with resources on advocacy practices in the field of migration, while learning about successful campaigning efforts that can inspire them to create their own advocacy campaigns on the local and national levels. Participants will also be encouraged to complete a home assignment in between the Introduction Module and the Virtual Workshops, in order to put into practice what they have learned during the introductory module. 

The Virtual Workshops  will take place on the 23rd and the 24th of October between 18:00 and 20:00 o’clock. These workshops will allow participants to work in smaller groups, share their experiences of their local and national realities and produce their own advocacy strategy reflecting the situation in their own environments. 

All sessions of the training will take place online on Zoom. Please note, that these are not individual and separate sessions, you should attend all of them if you wish to get a full learning experience.

During the training recordings are going to be taken for reporting purposes, however the recordings will not be shared with participants, only with members of the consortium and will be deleted once the reporting for the project is finished.

The online training sessions are supported by the European Commission.

How to apply?

Please apply by completing the application webform by the 12th of October at the latest: APPLICATION FORM. 

Once the form is completed, you will receive an email and a google calendar invite with the link to join the event by 13th of October at the latest. If you did not receive it, please make sure to check your spam inbox first.  

If you would have any questions, please consult the call for participants or write an email to