Bridges has been working in Europe, on transnational partnerships and co-operations, since 2005 and with over 21 partners in 14 countries.
To view the various Projects the Bridges Progamme has been involved with, click on any of the markers to find our more about our activities in that location.
Each programme has been involved with different aspects of social and economic integration of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. We have developed new qualifications for Scotland for people who support this group, exchanged our teaching material and methodologies and are currently looking at effective ways to help clients to have their past experiences and skills validated and recognised in Europe.
We have also previously considered ways to foster anti-discrimination in the workplace.
Our Best Practice guide available on the Publications Page, More Chances More Choices, has been widely distributed across Europe.We are a member of a number of European wide organisations and networks active in our sector and our Director, designer Maggie Lennon, is regularly asked to speak at conferences throughout Europe.
We regularly host visiting organisations from Europe and further afield who are also working in this sector.
Each year we offer an international internship to a postgraduate student from Aalborg University in Denmark.
Past and Present Projects
V.O.L.C.A.N.O. Erasmus Plus
October 2015-Sept 2017T
This is a knowledge exchnage and knowledge innovation project funded under Key Action 2 of the Erasmus Plus programme. It is based in the Social Care Sector, assisting migrants and refugees with langauge skills from A1-B1 to enter the Labour Market in Social Care and is driven by the changing demographics of an ageing population where demand for care services and at home care is curretly outstripping supply. Partners from Norway Croatia Italy Germany and Scotland.
Jan 2013 - Dec 2014
Key Competencies for Migrants, Promote Social Inclusion and Gender EqualityE-EPSOL Employment and Educational Pathways for Speakers of Other Languages
November 2011 - October 2013
This is a knowledge exchange partnership exchanging expertise from Bridges Programmes and Anniesland College with partners
IMPART (Improving Participation of Migrants in the Workplace)
Jan 2009 - June 2012
Learning network considering accreditation of qualifications and experience for migrant workers and refugees; Fostering anti-discrimination practices in the workplace and Integrated Territorial approaches
2005 - 2007
Bridges was involved in two distinct projects developing an Empowerment Toolkit for those working with asylum seekers and developing a model for accredited qualifications for those working with asylum seekers and refugees in Europe.
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