How does FATIMA work?

FATIMA works by implementing a six-step process in order to reduce isolation and barriers amongst migrant women in the four countries in which it is being delivered:


Each co-applicant will prepare publicity material to engage the target participant in the programme. The Personal Development Plan will be produced to access the baseline needs of the beneficiaries.

Language classes

The women will be assigned to the appropriate level of language class following the assessment by the tutor. The language programme will have embedded themes of integration and living in the host country. 

Civic Knowledge

The women will discover the local community and attend various activities and workshops, including visiting the doctor, trips to key cultural venues, seminars on the education system etc.


Each co-applicant will select volunteer mentors to match each beneficiary. The role of the mentor will focus on supporting the well-being of the women and helping them to fulfil their potential through unearthing their aspirations and goals and encouraging them to work towards these.

Employability support

The volunteer/work session will be arranged for the last two months of year 1 and year 2. At least 60 volunteering or work experience will be completed by beneficiaries, providing them with an opportunity to secure permanent work in the future.

Dissemination of learning to policymakers

The project will get known amongst EU, national and local level policymakers in order to influence policies on the integration of migrants into the EU.

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