Migrant women represent around 46% of the migrant population in Europe, with higher percentages in southern countries (Eurostat, 2018). When migrant women and girls arrive to Europe, they face additional obstacles to integration compared to migrant men and boys, often having to overcome structural barriers linked to their being both a migrant and female, including facing stereotypes (European Commission, 2020:7). While migrant men usually arrive in Europe alone, women more often join as a family member at a later stage.… Read More »Integration of migrant women in the EU Labour Market: challenges and opportunities
In June 2020, a first group of migrants in the Region of Western Greece started their soft skills and technical training programme within the project, organized by Olympic Training and Consulting, in full compliance with the national and local safety procedures. All the participants underwent a skills’ assessment beforehand, via the EU Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals. Through this process, the lack of knowledge and skills for the utilization of ICT for online job seeking emerged as a… Read More »MILE training activities with migrants have resumed in Greece
On June 26th, 2020, the II Multistakeholder Working Group in the framework of the project “MILE – Migrants Integration in the Labour Market in Europe” took place online in Greece, organized by DAISSy Research Group of the Hellenic Open University (HOU). The II Multistakeholder WG – facilitated by Eleni Georgakakou, Project Manager and Researcher of DAISSy – aimed to discuss on the past but also the current challenging period and to present the next steps of the project. Furthermore, MILE’s… Read More »II Multistakeholder Working Group – Greece, 26th of June 2020, online meeting
Since end of February 2020, MILE activities “on the field” – including training and work placements – have been stopped, following the Covid-19 outbreak and the lockdown in the various EU countries. This has unfortunately impacted greatly on the migrants, refugees and asylum seekers who were already taking part in the project. As with (and possibly even more than) other vulnerable groups of the population, the Covid-19 affected them the greatest. See for instance: https://ec.europa.eu/migrant-integration/news/covid-19s-impact-on-migrant-communities. Therefore, the MILE partners kept… Read More »HOW MILE IS SUPPORTING MIGRANTS, REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS DURING THE COVID-19 TIMES
Webinar “The integration of migrants in the labour market in the time of Covid-19” – Italy, 10th of June 2020
On the 10th of June 2020, a Webinar on “The integration of migrants in the labour market in the time of Covid-19” took place in Italy, organised by ICEI in collaboration with the Network “Migrations and Employment”. The Webinar – facilitated by Alfredo Luis Somoza, journalist and President of ICEI – aimed at sharing experiences and providing useful information and suggestions to design and implement effectiveinterventions for the economic integration of migrants, refugees and asylumseekers, in a changing economic, social… Read More »Webinar “The integration of migrants in the labour market in the time of Covid-19” – Italy, 10th of June 2020
The project MILE so far. Supporting the integration of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in the labour market
ICEI is the project leader of “MILE Migrants Integration in the Labour market in Europe”, a project funded by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund of the European Union and carried out in Italy, Spain, Austria and Greece, which aims to develop, implement and mainstream an effective model for the integration of Third-Country Nationals into the labour market, based on multi-stakeholder cooperation and focusing on both employers and migrants’ needs. We have now reached the end of the first half… Read More »The project MILE so far. Supporting the integration of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in the labour market
The Capacity Building for Employers on the topics of economic integration of migrants and diversity in the workplace were carried out in Italy, Austria, Greece and Spain between October and December 2019. The capacity building – whose contents were based also on the results of the research “Voices of European Employers. Challenges and benefits of the inclusion of migrants in the labour market” – aimed to strengthen the participants’ skills, knowledge and competences in diversity management and the integration of… Read More »The Handbook for Employers is online
MILE training activities for migrants in Italy have started with the first 17 participants officially enrolled at our classes! The first 11 of them are taking part at professional courses in Baking, Main Courses and Pastry and dessert at the culinary school of our partner AFOL Metropolitana. They come from Nigeria, Morocco, Egypt, Gambia and enthusiastically take part at all programme’s activities. While 6 of them are following intensive course in IT, Web design and Project Management, run by MILE… Read More »MILE Training Activities for Migrants in Italy!
MILE partner HOU organized a two day Capacity Building event in the 9th and 10th of December 2019 on the challenges facing employers and trainers when integrating migrants in the Greek labour market. Participants had the opportunity to be informed about the main findings of the MILE survey; including main challenges in Europe and in Greece, best practices that could be transferred in the Greek market and suggestions by the employers on efficiently recruiting, hiring and employing migrants. Keynote speakers… Read More »Capacity Building in Patras!
Best practices and paths for the socio-economic integration of migrant women in Milan MILE coordinator ICEI and MILE partner EMIT Feltrinelli, have organised on th 4 of December, a practice workshop on the topic of women labour integration in the local territory of Milan. The event was an important occasion to connect relevant stakeholder who are active on the topic of assisting and integrating women with a migration background in Milan. Participants worked at simulation activities divided in groups, elaborating… Read More »WOMEN, MIGRATION AND LABOUR