“Vet opportunities for migrants and refugees” (acronym “VET4MIGRE” is a project approved under the Erasmus Plus program KA2 Strategic Partnerships for VET Development of innovation (Action No. 2017-1-DK01-KA202-034224).
The project starts from the result of a research conducted by the European Commission in 2015 (according to which more than 1.8 million immigrants of non-European origin reside in Europe and risk to be marginalized) and from the observation of the situation of difficulties that migrants and refugees encounter in destination countries.
It is therefore more important than ever to develop new, creative and far-sighted strategies and practical ways, so that the refugee and migrant population adapts, integrates and becomes a positive member in the host country: one of the safest ways seems to be to integrate them into the labor market by offering training and mentoring opportunities necessary to become self-employed, as migrants and refugees can indeed become an important workforce for the host countries.
So the project, in line with the above, wants to try to include migrants in the European economy by favouring:
- strengthening skills in ICT and innovations;
- improvement of soft skills, abilities and competences,
- promotion and exchange of good practices
- development of situations that facilitates better integration