European Network of Migrant Women


All our projects are aimed at securing & improving the rights of migrant & refugee women and girls

Project RIDE, funded by the European Union's AMIF Fund is led by UNITEE (Belgium) in collaboration with Diesis Coop (Belgium), Litus Novum (Germany), Legalcoop (Italy), Youth Included (Czech Republic), Simplexis (Greece), Code to Change (Netherlands), Chamber of Commerce of Bulgaria (Bulgaria) and the Cisco Networking Academy Europe and European Network of Migrant Women. The RIDE Project aims at including migrant and refugee women into the digital labour market giving them the possibility to re-skilling/upskilling in the digital sector by specially designed courses and trainings enabling them to start working. A major part of the project will be dedicated to preparing them for the labour market in their new home country and to raise the awareness about women rights in the host society. In this project, jointly with Code to Change, we will develop the framework for all partners to implement the digital training and mentoring activities across five EU states. The project started in February 2021 and will last for two years.

The project COALESCE, started in January 2021, funded by the AMIF Fund and led by the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies, in partnership with Immigrant Council of Ireland, Caritas and Refugee Council of Cyprus, Klaipeda Centre of Lithuania, Iroko Onlus of Italy and Marta Centre of Latvia, and European Network of Migrant Women, provides support to the female migrant victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation in Europe by providing gender-specific psycho-social, legal and economic support and assistance to third-country national women victims of sex trafficking It develops synergies and complementarities in facilitating needs identification, assistance and support, and improve transnational cooperation among front line professionals and practitioners. The proposal’s aim is to place the voices and authentic opinions of trafficked women at the centre of implementation.

Teach Digital is the project funded by Erasmus+ and coordinated by UK-based Go Woman is aimed at increasing digital literacy and empowerment through digital technologies of migrant and minority ethnic women across several European states (UK, Ireland, Spain, Denmark, Lithuania). The project, started in January 2021, will last for two years and as a Network we will be actively contributing to its methodology design and visibilisation.

Changing the System: Enhancing Participation of Young Migrant and Refugee Women in International Political Processes through Intercultural Feminist Action-Research. brought together academic research and grassroot action in order to build bridges, get a comprehensive view of the subject and therefore truly assess how to have a positive impact on young migrant women capacity and agency to engage in political participation. Through this project, we organised a series of workshops with young migrant women. Most of the participants are now actively involved within the European Network of Migrant Women and its young women’s group Radical Girlsss.

The project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, aims to improve understanding of the changing nature drivers of migration and to analyse patterns, motivations and emerging migration trends. The project’s ambitions are to also to demonstrate non-traditional data sources for migration research.

The project ASSIST, funded by the European Union’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), focuses on the integration of trafficked women recovering from sexual exploitation. This initiative takes into account the gender dimension of trafficking in Europe and the gender specific harms and trauma associated with trafficking for sexual exploitation.

SMART Volunteering for Female Migrants is a project, funded by the European Union’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), aimed at creating a multi-sector collaboration – between NGOs, Businesses and migrant women – in order to facilitate access of female migrants to employment through targeted and assisted volunteering programmes.

The GET CLOSE TO OPERA project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union develops and promotes inclusive and multicultural arts education and training programmes seeking to support best practice in migrant and refugee contexts. The training methodology will use Multiple Intelligence Theory and focus on Opera as the delivery artform.

#Womensvoices, a collaborative project between European Women’s Lobby (EWL), Women Refugee Commission and European Network of Migrant Women, conducted in 2017 was one of the first comprehensive studies bringing to light the violence, discrimination and exploitation faced by the refugee women arriving to Europe in the most recent waves of the refugee “crisis”.