The COS project team’s reflection at the start of the project enabled it to share its representations and to define collectively the criteria for choosing the peer helpers who would intervene.
Some of the participants were peer helpers, others had a dual role as business leaders and peer carers.
The missions have been defined and a contract of engagement signed
As for the partners, they have undertaken to act as co-facilitators on a voluntary basis during the 3 collective sessions.
« At the beginning, we had to understand the project first, so I made myself available for the meetings. I was there to give information to the refugees, to the peer helpers as well, and to the accompanying persons (CIP): to specify the procedures, to explain how to use a client portfolio, to network in order to find an internship, to give a presentation of the professions, training courses, the prerequisites to be able to go to training courses according to one’s project, to present what the catering industry is in France and to explain the differences, to give some keys on the pitfalls to avoid.“
« I came to present what the refugee food festival was all about.”