Developing Innovative Approaches for the Social Integration of Female Migrants
Integrate2EU (Developing Innovative Approaches for the Social Integration of Female Migrants) project aims to improve the social inclusion of immigrant women through the development and improvement of their competences (social, cultural, values, organizational, educational, etc.).
To increase the social integration of immigrant women, Integrate2EU aims to strengthen the participation of women immigrants in language and vocational courses within adult schools, on the other hand, to create a migrant centred approach in these schools that takes into account the needs, sensitivities and sociocultural characteristics of immigrant women. In addition, employers are important actors in increasing the visibility of women migrants in the professional and so social field. Determining the needs of employers, informing employers about immigrant workforce and creating a link between employers and immigrants will provide a holistic approach to strengthening women’s employment and social visibility.
Taking into account the aforementioned, the project TARGET GROUPS are:
• Adults immigrant and refugee women
• Adult school staff
• Employers (small and medium sized enterprise)
• The institutions who have the political responsibility for adult education and immigration
What is the current situation?
Migration is a phenomenon that is part of the actuality of Europe. The European Commission has adopted an Action Plan on 2016 that includes actions about education, language training, teacher training, civic education, employment, vocational training and also actions to promote early integration into the labour market and migrants entrepreneurship. There is still a lack of policy focus when it comes to the integration of migrant women. Although adult schools play an important role to acquire basic and professional skills, the rate of participation in the courses is limited for immigrant women as the current education structure does not specifically focus on needs of immigrants. Integrate2EU project will design a Digital Tools for Social and Occupational Integration of Female Migrants and an Alternate Intercultural Communication Guidebook for Trainers who Teach Migrants. Integrate2EU project intends to reinforce: participatory attitude of migrant women to adult schools, communication between adult school staff and immigrant women, entrepreneurial capacities of migrant women and cooperation between the migrant workforce and professional domain. Working together we will achieve a more inclusive Europe… We are ready for it!! And you? What will we do? We will produce: Intellectual Output (IO1) “Digital Tools for Social and Occupational Integration of Female Migrants” will be produce in the context of immigrant women’ needs. We will develop a digital application for immigrant women and also employers will also be able to use this tool. This tool accelerates the integration social of the immigrant women and their digital competences. The digital tool will create workforce communication opportunities between immigrant women and employers. Intellectual Output (IO2) “Alternate Intercultural Communication Guidebook for Trainers who Teach Migrants” aims to create a guidebook for trainers who teach migrants. This will include the use of emotional intelligence, migrant integration, cooperation, empathy technique, prevention of discrimination and intercultural communication. This will be also delivered to policy makers to disseminate these from local to national level to increase integration of migrants.