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The project "No Gaps - Transnational methodology for socio-labor intervention with young women asylum seekers and refugees” (2018-2-ESO2-KA205-011654) is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European union. The duration of the project is 24 months /01.09.2018 - 31.08.2020/.

The partnership consortium consists of five EU organizations – Guarani NGO (ES), Solidaridad sin Fronteras (ES), KEK IEKEP (GR), BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH (AT), Gender Alternatives Foundation (BG).

The No Gaps Project aims to create an integral and replicable methodology of intervention at European level for professionals working with young migrant women, asylum-seekers and refugees.

To this aim, the project has set the following objectives:

  • 1. The recognition of previous competences.
  • 2. The socio-labor intervention based on individual needs that develops the professional qualifications of women asylum seekers and refugees, thus increases their prospects for finding a decent employment.
  • 3. The access to professional training as a key to guarantee a successful integration.
  • 4. The promotion of social inclusion.

Target groups:
Direct beneficiaries: Professionals working with women asylum seekers and refugees at national and European levels;
Indirect beneficiaries: Young women asylum seekers and refugees.


NO GAPS intends to create the following Intellectual outputs (I.Os.):

I.O.1 Innovative Database

The aim of this output is to provide a comprehensive database of good practices, programs, policies, methodologies, pedagogical approaches and resources in:

  • Social work intervention with women asylum seekers.
  • Recognition of previous competences.
  • Detection of needs and individualized itineraries.
  • Promotion of social inclusion through volunteering and participation.

This database will help to identify innovative intervention strategies and methodologies and will allow to establish the bases of the subsequent work in the following Outputs.

I.O.2 Training Curriculum for an integral socio-labor intervention with young women, asylum seekers and refugees.

The aim is to design a Тraining curriculum defining and developing the knowledge, skills and competences needed so that the professionals who work with these women can develop an integral socio-labor intervention with them. As well as setting a framework for the assessment of learning outcomes based on the European Credit System for Vocational and Educational Training (ECVET) methodology and tools.

This Output will allow organizing the necessary learnings that the professionals must possess to develop an integral intervention that improves the socio-labor integration of the indirect beneficiaries of the project.

I.O.3 Open Educational Resource for an integral socio-labor intervention with young women, asylum seekers and refugees.

  • Theoretical and practical contents necessary to complete the training curriculum.
  • Testing the intellectual outputs with a group of professionals and young women seeking asylum.
  • Professional Toolbox that includes all the templates and materials to be able to develop the integral intervention.

This Output includes three sub-outputs.

1: Create a handbook with the theoretical and practical contents necessary to complete the training curriculum:

It will be developed on the basis of the theoretical framework and competences identified within the I.O.2 "Training Curriculum".

2: Piloting:

Piloting is the activity that will allow testing of the NO GAPS methodology.

In this activity the trained professionals will develop the NO GAPS intervention with their beneficiaries (young migrant women, asylum seekers and refugees)

After the intervention has been developed, the agents involved (professionals and beneficiaries) will carry out an evaluation of different aspects of it. The objective is to put into practice the methodology to check how it works. What are their strengths and weaknesses and obtain data on their effectiveness. It will also be a good experience to detect and apply improvements.

3: Create a Professional toolbox:

The "NO GAPS toolbox" will contain documentation and resources to implement the NO GAPS intervention methodology. The activities and resources contained in this box will be based on the handbook and the results obtained in the piloting phase.

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