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The 30th of November 2015 marked the end of the Di&Di project, supported by the Leonardo/Transfer of Innovation programme of the European Union.
The Di&Di project was designed in 2013 by six partners, in five European countries: Enda Europe and Iriv Conseil in France, IECOB in Italy, ECAP in Switzerland, Centre for Immigration and Integration in Bulgaria and Bildungsmarkt in Germany. The aim was to develop a strategy to support the inclusion of migrant jobseekers in the labour market, by combining the fight against discrimination and the valuation of diversity. The training programme implemented during the project was focused on low-qualified female migrants and qualified young migrants, who are, according to Eurostat data, more vulnerable to unemployment, precariousness and discrimination in all the European countries.
The Di&Di project achieved its objectives as the partners developed and adapted a training programme to support low-qualified female migrants and young graduate migrants to identify and deal with situations of discrimination and to overcome labour market obstacles through the valorisation of their competences. The project also developed and adapted a mentoring programme for professionals, working in the employment sector or with migrants, to enhance their capabilities to fight against discrimination for the professional insertion of migrants. Based on these programmes, the partners developed a flexible and a useable training prototype and mentoring prototype that can be replicated elsewhere to continue the important work of integrating migrants into the EU labour market.
These programmes were inspired by lessons learnt from the innovative Migrapass and Diversité+ projects. The transnational cooperation of the Di&Di project brought many advantages as the diversity of backgrounds, profiles, competences and training of the different partners provided an insightful complementarity to the project. The determination of all to achieve common goals and objectives within different contexts and cultures, encouraged open-mindedness, new perspectives and approaches which enriched the project, its reach and impact. The detailed methodology, results and overall conclusions are described in the final publication, available in all five partner languages. The individual partners also disseminated the results of this collaborative effort through national publications. The Di&Di project not only built long-lasting networks but distributed its results widely throughout the process, using newsletters, to exchange and identify ways of perpetuating the initiative. The project inscribes itself in the Lifelong Learning approach, enabling an ongoing pursuit of knowledge and learning, which are essential for enhancing social inclusion and self-sustainability.
More resources and the national weblogs can be found here.
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The six European partners of the project Di&Di are going to meet in Zurich on 22nd and 23rd of October, 2015. During this last European meeting the steering committee "From discrimination to valuation of diversity in the job market: hopes, reality, challenges" is organised, aiming at sharing the results and the lessons learned from the Di&Di process and experimentation with a group of Swiss stakeholders.
This European meeting, set up by ECAP Foundation, will then be an important dissemination opportunity for the project. It will also allow to transfer the results of the project to the specific swiss context. The legal anti-discrimination framework is indeed less developed in Switzerland then in the EU countries, the EU having been particularly active in this domaine since the early 2000. Furthermore, Swiss national authorities have initiated a Mentoring program in which experienced migrants ensure a support for new migrants: this program, which will be discussed during the conference, represent a major opportunity for the perpetuation of the Di&Di mentoring process in Switzerland.
The committee's program in pdf is downloadable here
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The 4th Newsletter of the Di&Di project, dedicated to the last European meeting held in Sofia (June 2015) is now available on the section "Newsletters" of this website.
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The six European partners of the Di&Di project have met in Sofia on 17th and 18th June. Hosted by the Centre for Immigration and Integration, the Bulgarian partner of the project, this 4th European meeting offered the opportunity for exchanging on the results of the experimentation and planning the last phase of the Di&Di. The first day was dedicated to a cross-analysis of mentoring and training experimentation in each country, through a common analytical frame developed by the German partner, Bildungsmarkt, which is specifically charged of evaluation processes and methods throughout the project. The second day was focused on the final phase of the project: the partners have worked on the matter of sustainability, starting from the results of the experimentation. They also have defined their priorities and work schedule for the last activities of the project: national reports, Di&Di’s final publication and the final European meeting in Zurich, scheduled for 22nd and 23rd October 2015.
26.11.2015 - OECD's roundtable "Local responses to refugee crisis. From initial reception to longer-term integration"
In the framework of its support to the member countries in responding the refugee crisis, the OECD Leed Programme is organising a roundtable to extract what local authorities and other actors know works, what the new scenario is demanding and how equipped they are to respond.Read more ...
10.23.2015: European steering committeee on Di&Di in Zurich
The European steering committee "From discrimination to valuation of diversity in the job market: hopes, reality, challenges" is organised by ECAP Foundation with participation and contributions from all the European partners of the project. More information and the detailed program are available here
11.06.2015 : IMS Entreprendre propose un café coaching
Dans le cadre de la 5ème édition des Défis Mecenova. IMS-Entreprendre pour la Cité propose un Café Coaching à Paris le 11 juin prochain.
Plusieurs sessions d’échanges (une le matin et une l’après -midi) d’une trentaine de minutes seront organisées entre professionnels de différentes entreprises et jeunes à la recherche d’un emploi, d’un stage ou d’une alternance lors de simulations d’entretien qui auront lieu en français ou en anglais (en fonction des souhaits des candidats). Les professionnels aideront les participants à optimiser leurs candidatures et leurs démarches de recherche d'emploi ou de stage.Read more ...
11.02.2015 Fachgespräch: WEGE ZUM ERFOLG IN DER MIGRATIONSGESELLSCHAFT
Was fördert – oder verhindert – den sozialen Aufstieg der türkeistämmigen zweiten Generation? Veranstaltung des Sachverständigenrats deutscher Stiftungen für Integration und Migration (SVR) sowie des Institut für Migrationsforschung und Interkulturelle Studien (IMIS) der Universität Osnabrück Internet:
In Germany, a round table is organized on what makes – or hinders – societal success among the second generation of turkish immigrants, based on a recently published study.
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