The project is funded under the European Commission’s AMIF Programme (Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund) and is coordinated by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC). The objective of the project is to promote programmes of migrant inclusion in the labour market for the direct benefit of asylum-seekers and refugees. Building on the interest and capacities of businesses, chambers of industry and commerce, trade unions and migrant associations, the project promotes multi-layered integration paths, from arrival up to the workplace, passing through education, training and job placement. The action includes 3 national pilot actions which bring benefits to third-country nationals in the short and medium term, as they are directly involved or because they are the first beneficiaries of increased capacity of public and private businesses to provide assistance for integration of asylum-seekers and refugees.
FIERI is partner in the project and co-leader of the work-package on Migration and Skills which aims at capitalising on existing policy frameworks on skills recognition elaborated at national and international level. The objective is to prepare a playing field for labour integration of migrants at European level through the joint work of an expert group on Skills and Migration which will provide specific and practical information on policies and practices of formal and non-formal skills recognition at EU and national level. FIERI will coordinate the Expert Group together withETUC, EUROCHAMBRES, Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry (BE), CEEP – European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public services (BE), Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) (BG) and will produce a Synthesis Report of the Expert Group’s work. All the research materials are available on www.labour-int.eu.