ENHANCEMENT OF MIGRANTS ABILITIES AND RECOGNITION OF THEIR ACQUIRED COMPETENCES IN EUROPE
"Saluzzo Migrante" project aims to support migrants, in particular seasonal workers in the agricultural sector, offering: support (legal, sanitary, educational), welcome services and social and cultural integration. It is a local projetc of "Caritas in-migration" (www.inmigration.caritas.it) financed by Caritas Italiana. This website was designed with the aim of creating a single channel of communication on the theme of migration and to refer to the knowledge of this phenomenon.
An Italian website which provides comparative information on the costs of sending remittances with the aim of ensuring greater transparency and clarity of information and encouraging those operating in the market to improve the products and services offered to migrants. It is the result of the shared vision and goals of its supporting partners: IOM (the International Organisation for Migration), ACLI, ARCI, ARCS, Banca Etica, CeSPI (the Centre for International Political Studies), ETIMOS, IPSIA, UCODEP and WWF Italy. The site was made possible thanks to the interest and generous contribution of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (the Directorate-General for Development Cooperation and the Directorate-General for multilateral Economic and Financial Cooperation).
The Office for the Pastoral Care of Migrants is the Office of the Archdiocese of Turin which has the statutory task of operating in the following areas: immigrant foreigners, italian internal migrants,refugees, refugees, stateless persons and asylum seekers, italian emigrants, Roma, Sinti and Nomadi, With the twofold objective of favoring the socio-cultural insertion of the foreign communities present on the diocesan territory, as well as of following the foreign Catholic communities, while promoting ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue.Offers services of:Reception, listening and information on resources offered by the city, orientation and training, support in the preparation and submission of practices relating to residence, citizenship, and family reunification.
Born in 2011 with the Mediato project, is becoming an incubator of projects focused on training and information for operators who relate to foreign users: from teachers/trainers to administrative staff of school, from practitioners to jobseekers. The community of professionals and institutional partners has expanded, enriching the exchange of information and continuous updating of all its stakeholders.
Diaconia Valdese promotes projects for migrants, asylum seekers and refugees, accommodation: Widespread hosting at local level (Piedmont Region, near Pinerolo) through the inclusion of migrants in apartments where they can independently manage daily life. Other activites:
- linguistic, cultural, legal and work orientation with the help of other local vocational bodies and job center.
- facilitating initiatives to access to socio-health and educational services
- projects for inclusion in training courses and training internships. Internationally, Diaconia Valdese is a partner of the European Fast Lane project (www. fastlane-project.eu) aimed at improving the methodologies for the integration of refugees into the labor market
- legal and logistic support to the so-called "dublinati " (Dublin Regulation).
1. UNION GENERAL DE TRABAJADORES DEL PAIS VALENCIANO (UGT-PV)
The General Union for Workers (UGT) is a class Trade Union where all employed workers, associated workers in cooperatives, self-employed workers who do not have employees and unemployed workers or those who have ceased their work activity can be integrated. Through its Center for Information and Socio-Labour Advice for Immigrants, which is located in eleven cities in Spain, subsidized by the Ministry of Employment and Social Security and co-financed by the European Social Fund, UGT seeks the "socio-labour insertion" for the migrant collective, as well as offer information on matters such as employment or aid.
2. FUNDACION PASCUAL TOMAS (FPT)
FPT focuses its activities on cultural and educational development of workers (employed and unemployed) in order to enable them to adapt to an evolving work environment within an increasingly competitive society. FPT in its different training centres, distributed at various locations in the geography of Valencia Region, delivers vocational training courses for employed and unemployed workers from most industrial sectors, being one of the main training providers at regional level. To be remarked the commitment with research, publishing reports, teaching materials and support for the education, related to the socio-learning environment of workers. Its target students form a wide range of heterogeneous groups. FPT promotes access to training to people with special needs, migrants, refugees and vulnerable groups.
3. FEDERACIÓ VALENCIANA D’EMPRESES COOPERATIVES DE TREBALL ASSOCIAT (FEVECTA)
As a representative organisation FEVECTA’s main tasks is to act as a lobbying organisation. It campaigns on behalf of its membership and the co-operative movement in general, for example FEVECTA was actively involved in the reform of the Valencian Co-operative Law and lobbies the state and political parties at all levels to gain support for the promotion of worker co-operatives. FEVECTA makes it easier for migrants to start their entrepreneurial activity by creating cooperatives as a work alternative work, providing guidance services on worker cooperatives as a collective self-employment model for migrants, together with initial training on the management of worker cooperatives, advice for the creation of the cooperative in the three stages of project gestation (analysis, start-up and follow-up), legal and economic advice to the cooperative companies that are constituted.
4. ASOCIACION AMIGOS MIRA ESPAÑA
Asociación de amigos MIRA España is a non-profit organization with social-community nature which, since 2010, has continuing and progressively worked with the most vulnerable population in Spain, especially migrants, women, children and youth. With a presence in twenty-seven cities, Amigos MIRA España develops programs and provides services that generate high impact and help strengthen interpersonal relationships of beneficiaries of their work with the community.
“Iniciativas de Futuro para una Europa Social” (IFESCOOP) is a non-profit cooperative which works with the regional and local Public Administration (Regional Government and City Municipalities), Social Partners (Trade Unions and Employers Associations), as well as many other institutions and organisations in different fields, mainly related to adult education and vocational training. IFESCOOP provides vocational training for different target groups, where priority is given to specific disadvantaged groups such as migrants, women, disadvantaged people, etc. At European level, IFESCOOP promotes and develops international projects within the framework of the programs of the European Union.
6. REFUGEES WELCOME
Refugees Welcome is a non-profit organization founded on February 14, 2016 and we are part of the international Refugees Welcome network, founded in Berlin in 2014 and now active in 14 countries. It is a civil volunteering network present in the different autonomous communities in Spain as well as on a European scale. It facilitates coordination between host families and asylum seekers (through NGOs specialized in working with refugees) who are in need of a place to stay. This initiative offers support throughout the process and advice for host families in search of funds.
7. PLATAFORMAS SALESIANAS
Plataformas Salesianas is a network formed by the Salesian social entities of Spain, promoting the integral inclusion of children, adolescents, young people and families at risk, migrants and refugees, and other vulnerable groups. They do this by strengthening the intervention work carried out by their entities and the generation of proposals and synergies for social transformation and the fight against inequalities. Plataformas Salesianas develop individualized integration projects in the education system and socio-labor integration for migrants.
8. INCORPORA NETWORK
Incorpora network was funded by Obra Social La Caixa, and its aim is to promote access to employment for groups at risk of social exclusion, including migrants and refugees. This program funds labour insertion projects for NGOs and institutions in all the different Autonomous Communities in Spain, making it one of the largest networks promoting labour inclusion in the country. Institutions that are part of the Incorpora network offer free integration services for candidates, free candidate search, and support and awareness-raising activities for companies.
9. CARITAS ESPAÑOLA
Caritas Spain is the official confederation of the social and charitable action organisations of the Catholic Church in Spain, it was established in 1947. The Caritas network in Spain is made up of 70 diocesan offices and more than 6000 parish Caritas. Its staff consists of more than 4600 people, together with 83 000 volunteers at the national level. Through programs for migrants and refugees, employment and social economy nationally, assistance for family and elderly – among many others – Caritas Española works for the defense of the rights of all people and their integral development. Through its campaigns and publications, Caritas Española denounces situations of injustice and invites everyone to work toward a society that respects the dignity of all people.
Accem is a NGO, a non-profit organization, that provides counseling and reception to refugees and migrants in Spain promoting social integration, equal rights and duties of everyone regardless of origin, sex, race, religion or social group. Accem works to create a fairer society, balanced and equal, based on the conviction that a plural society provides us all with social and cultural enrichment. Accem develops programmes that deal with the needs of refugees and immigrants; counseling, reception, return, training and social and labour integration with special attention to the most vulnerable; the unaccompanied minors, women and ethnic minorities. At the same time they develop projects addressed to the whole population such as professional training, volunteers and to raise public awareness.
VluchtelingenWerk Nederland (Dutch Council for Refugees)
Refugees have a right to a fair asylum procedure, and subsequently access to adequate housing, education, health care and work. The Dutch Council for Refugees is an independent, non-governmental organization that defends those rights.
Dutch Knowledge Centre APL
The Dutch Knowledge Centre for APL is responsible for the knowledge management and dissemination on the subject APL and RPL and validation processes in the Netherlands. It also plays an important role in the further development of APL and validating learning outcomes in the Netherlands and in all the matters concerning the quality standards for APL in the Netherlands. The centre works under guidance of the Dutch Ministry of Education.
Dutch Qualification Framework (NLQF)
The National Coordination Point NLQF (NCP) is an independent body which is responsible for the development and implementation of the NLQF. The Dutch Qualifications Framework (NLQF) is a new way of describing Dutch qualification levels. It is a systematic organisation of all existing qualification levels in The Netherlands.
Recruitment and selection in the agricultural sector and agribusiness for companies in the Netherlands and abroad.
A training institute and the training desk for employers and employees in greenhouse horticulture.
Wekwijzervluchtelingen.nl is a portal developed by the Dutch government in cooperation with companies and non-profit organisations. You can find information about legislation, policy, support opportunities and best practices regarding refugees and (voluntary)work, integration and education. They aim at supporting the integration of refugees. Their main target groups are employers, education institutes and societal organization. But it also offers practical information (in Dutch) for refugees.
Blik op Werk
Blik op Werk is an independent quality- and knowledge institute. They strive for opportunities for healthy work for all citizens of the Netherlands. In their vision sustainable participation in work helps citizens to be social and healthy and be part of the society. It is a non-profit organization.
In the website you can search for companies and integration / language courses with the quality label Blik op Werk.
is a news web site with main national information about migration, you can find information about legislation, policies and integration. It's in Italian language.
the web site deals with local, regional, national and international information about inter-cultural mediation, diversity and integration.
is a web site, developed by Piedmont Region on anti-discrimination: regional activities, inter-regional projects and the local press monitoring.
is the web site about initiatives tackled by Piedmont region: observatory on migration, research and data analysis
The Association Carta di Roma has been founded in December 2011 with the goal of implementing the Journalist's Code of Conduct on immigration. Carta di Roma seeks to be a stable reference point for those who work on daily basis with media and minorities issues: journalists, media operators, as well as various institutions, associations and activists involved in promoting and supporting the rights of asylum seekers, refugees, minorities and migrants in the field of media reporting
It's the portal about The Protection System for Asylum Seekers and Refugees (SPRAR), it is made up of the network of local institutions that implement reception projects for forced migrants by accessing, within the available resources, the National Fund for Asylum Policies and Services, managed by the Ministry of the Interior and provided under the Government finance law.
is a portal developed by the Italian government. You can find information about legislation, policy, support opportunities and best practices regarding immigrants and refugees.
The website has assembled toolboxes for companies, municipalities and job seekers, with useful knowledge to bring ethnic minorities into continuing employment. The website present many good solutions and tools when ethnic minorities are going to work or practice.
On the website of the Immigration and Integration Ministry, you can read about integration, housing placement, repatriation, basic education, bonuses for companies employing refugees, etc.
One of the newer initiatives is the establishment of the so-called Integration Basic Education (IGU), a 3-year trial scheme that will help refugees and family reunions to refugees to attend regular employment or begin vocational education. The education allows companies to train and recruit the labor needed.
The 'New Danes Association' works to pave the way for ethnic minorities in the labor market and make diversity management a natural and valued element in Danish business. The website describes the so-called 'branch packages', which are now used in 16 of Denmark's 98 municipalities. The initiative is that, as a new jobseeker, you are upgraded to the job areas where there are job opportunities in the local area.
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