Ethnic minority participation through education and employment
The project brings together partners - mainly local authorities - with a shared vision of employment, education and equality:
They experience complex structural shifts in local labour markets. Due to economic crisis and financial distress, they lack opportunities to create more effective and inclusive employment strategies. In a meantime, many social groups in these local spaces - migrants in general, and ROMA in particular - face substantial difficulties to integrate into the labour market.
Until relatively recently, the local authorities involved in the project have not been able to effectively address this issue. To bridge this gap, our project will create an exchange of policies and strategies to improve the partners' labour markets. As the frontline against labour exclusion, local authorities have a vital role to play in achieving more equal local employment agendas.
The project's global aim is to fully address the INTERREG IVC programme priority "Employment, human capital and education". The project will create an interregional transfer of knowledge and practice to stimulate more inclusive and sustainable employment policies. It also enables the partners to tackle discrimination and unemployment by analysing and discussing existing policies, strategies and scenarios. The partners will focus on innovative ways of enhancing local labour markets and define strategies to improve the situation of migrant groups.