Ethnic minority participation through education and employment
The partners develop innovatives policies towards discriminated groups (migrant and Roma populations, and in a broader context youngsters and long term unemployed) and address the main problems faced by these groups in relation to employment, training and inclusion. Our project strives to put these issues on the interregional agenda, making them more visible, better understood and easier operationalized in local contexts.
Seminars: the project consists of 8 seminars to stimulate and improve local employment while making it more equal. The seminars correspond to the needs on the ground and are organized in various locations, involving/consulting different stakeholders from diverse institutional backgrounds.
Regional Consultation Meetings: each and every partner city in the project face a similar set of challenges towards migrants, Roma and other socio-economically disadvantaged group. The regional consultation meetings are important to bring the local actors together in the project's processes so that they all contribute to the identification of policies and innovative practices. It also stimulate dialogues at the regional level.
Reports and Studies: To develop innovative policies, partners needed to have a clear overview of their territority, communities and services. This is why they conducted a BASELINE STUDY and many interviews during the first year of implementation. Elise Féron, researcher from Kent University, analysed the data and interviews and drafted a very interseting report. The analysis highlighted series of issues and characteristic in a comparative fashion. The report aims at giving an overview of the situation on the ground, at identifying the main challenges of integration, assessing local policies and sharing policy recommendation
Best practices: Good Practices analysis is a comparative research that aims to provide information on local public policies oriented to the integration of migrant or Roma population into de labour market and host countries.
Tool: The regional documentation and information is grouped by country thanks to a common tool elaborated with pearltrees.