Last Friday, the 14 of September, a Focus Group in the framework of the LikeHome project took place at the premises of the University of Alicante. The main objective of the meeting was to test the recently developed e-tools meant to help newly arrived migrants and refugees to find an education opportunity in their new host countries. The group was compounded of the participants originating from Ukraine, Colombia and Russia, as well as professors of the University of Alicante. The members of the group followed all the steps necessary to create an account, complete the online tests, create an e-portfolio and navigate through the e-database to find information about the educational system of the different countries included.
The findings of the Focus group will help to improve the platform for its best use in the future.
Pathing the way for newly arrived migrants to the German Labour market the District of Kassel invented the “Refugees Day” – a sort of speed dating between refugees and employers. For one day refugees could attend a traineeship in a company and both sides get an impression, if the work is suitable and the worker is suitable for the employer. With the help of “LikeHome” this initiative has produced a video to share as an example for best practice in Europe.
The Report of Adaptation of Seven Best Practices produced within our project LikeHome details the needs and challenges regarding the integration of newly arrived migrants and refugees into the labor market and education system of the receiving society. The purpose of this report is to provide useful information to be used to underline and understand strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of adaptation of the seven best practices, based on previous analysis of them made by LikeHome partnership consortium. Target groups that were involved in this research are mainly non EU refugees with and without status, low skilled newly arrived migrants/refugees, unemployed migrants, refugees applying for asylum, newly arrived migrants from South-Eastern-Europe. Local economy representative, vocational education trainers’ representative, government representative.
Adaptation of Best Practises – EVALUATION OF THE BEST PRACTICES REPORT
The Like Home Project management meeting took place at the department of Psychology of the University of Bologna on the 13th of June 2018. All the partners were present and contributed to the discussion on the status of the project implementation. A fruitful debate took place on the way forward for the upcoming activities. A special emphasis was placed on looking for strategies to further disseminate the project at national and European level.
The Like Home Project management meeting took place in EFvet heart quarter in Brussels on the 13th and 14th December. All the partners were present and contributed to the discussion on the status of the project implementation. A fruitful debate took place on the way forward for the upcoming activities. A special emphasis was placed on looking for strategies to further disseminate the project at national and European level.
The Needs and Challenges Analysis Report produced within our project LikeHome details the needs and challenges regarding the integration of newly arrived migrants and refugees into the labor market and education system of the receiving society. The report includes not only the perspectives of immigrants but also the specific needs and challenges from companies, education centres and governmental authorities or certification bodies.
You can find the full report here.
German TV report about chances and challenges for refugees in apprenticeships.
In Bologna, a training course for interpreters aims to provide them with the basic competences of consecutive interpretation and professional ethics.
Read more. (Article language is Italian)
The OECD series Making Integration Work draws on key lessons from the OECD’s work on integration. The objective is to summarise in a non-technical way the main challenges and good policy practices to support the lasting integration of immigrants and their children for selected key groups and domains of integration. Each volume presents ten lessons and examples of good practice, complemented by synthetic comparisons of the integration policy frameworks in OECD countries. This second volume deals with the assessment and recognition of foreign qualifications.
A Commission’s initiative to support labour market integration
The Commission launched the initiative “Employers together for integration” on 23 May 2017 at the occasion of the second meeting of the European Dialogue on Skills and Migration to give visibility to the activities put in place by employers to support the integration of refugees and other migrants into the labour market.