The EUCFI has initiated a new Project: Youth Work with the Ukrainian Displaced Youth

3/6/20242 min read

In collaboration with WIENXTRA, the European Centre for Freedom and Independence has initiated an important project to support the integration of displaced Ukrainian youth. The Youth Work with the Ukrainian Displaced Youth project will be implemented within the framework of the Erasmus+ program.


Help integrate displaced Ukrainian youth in local communities inside the country or abroad using the best practices of youth work with war migrants and immigrants in the EU, namely in Austria.


  • Provide an opportunity for 36 participants who work with youth as professionals and volunteers to take part in the special training and study visits in Vienna, Austria;

  • Develop a network of contacts for knowledge exchange and improvement of competences of youth workers working with displaced young persons in Ukraine and the EU;

  • Introduce best practices of youth work with war migrants and immigrants in Austria for further implementation of the youth policy in Ukraine.



  • Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine;

  • Community of Palanka, Cherkassy region;

  • Association of youth workers of Ukraine;

  • National Youth Center of Ukraine.


  • The European Centre for Freedom and Independence;



  • Stand with Ukraine Foundation.


  • Descoberta De Momentos.


Youth workers from the public and non-governmental sector from Ukraine, Austria, Poland, Portugal.

Total number – 36:

  • Ukraine – 19;

  • Austria – 7;

  • Poland – 5;

  • Portugal – 5.


  1. Preparatory meeting (Vienna, Austria) – March 8, 2024.

  1. Training and study visits (Vienna, Austria):

  • Training: April 22 – April 26, 2024;

  • Study visits: April, 23 – April 25, 2024.

  1. Final Conference (Poland + Online) – June, 12-13, 2024.


  • Integration of displaced young people in their societies;

  • Overcoming the consequences caused by the war;

  • Social inclusion of displaced young persons;

  • Psychological support for youth - forcibly displaced persons;

  • Cooperation of public institutions and non-governmental organizations in the youth sector;

  • Youth work in communities, youth centers;

  • Youth advocacy;

  • State youth policy.

Expected Results

  • 30+ youth workers from minimum 3 European countries get certificates of passing special training on youth work with war migrants and immigrants in Vienna, Austria;

  • A network of 50+ youth workers from Ukraine and European countries is established;

  • Recommendations based on the European experience in youth work with displaced youth are published and presented for beneficiaries in Ukraine in 2024.