Youth Migration Services 2015

COUNTRY: Germany
CLIENT: German Federal Ministry for Family, Senior Citizen, Women and Youth
PROJECT DURATION: 01.01.2015 – 31.12.2015
OVERALL PROJECT VALUE:  12,315,067.00 €   


Youth Migration Services (YMS) is a social assistance programme designed to accompany migrants with an individual integration scheme including integration courses on their way to education, vocational training placements and employment. Immigrants need a socio-pedagogic assistance with a focus on migrant specific issues helping them to overcome the numerous barriers and obstacles they are confronted with.


The overarching goal is to integrate vulnerable groups socially and economically. The objective of the project is to support the German Federal Ministry for Family, Senior Citizen, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ) in the implementation of the migration service programmE; aiming at:

  • the improvement of integration opportunities (through alphabetisation, language skills, vocational training and social skills),
  • to promote equal opportunities for all, and
  • to promote participation of migrants in all fields of the political, cultural and social life.

Type of Services Provided

  • Grant management, including supervision, definition of criteria to receive funds, financial administration, quality control, monitoring and evaluation and reporting to client
  • Technical assistance to BMFSFJ on planning and management of the programme (strategic and financial planning, quality management according EFQM standards);
  • Development of programme methodologies & identification of best practices;
  • Evaluation and analysis of the programme’s impact;
  • Advice to BMFSFJ on migration social protection measures (e.g. questions related to education and social insurance, situation of social needs, etc.);
  • Individual case management and competence identification checks;
  • Institutional capacity building for the 90 IB migration service centres (CSOs) throughout Germany;
  • Organisation of courses and assistance services to the target group

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