EMPLOY ME partners aim to develop a new innovative form of training content that will empower unemployed young 2nd generation migrants to develop, enhance and improve their employability skills and competences and, therefore, to improve their competitiveness within the labor market. Ultimately, this procedure will lead to a successful integration of the young 2nd generation migrants into the local societies, creating an asset for the local community and economy. Focusing on the issue of strengthening the employability, data provided within the EUROSTAT publication “Migrant integration, 2017 edition” show that, despite a high level of education, migrants present higher rates of unemployment and over-qualification compared to those of native-born residents. According to the same publication, it is reported that migration-specific work obstacles such as language and communication challenges, lack of recognition of foreign credentials and experience and discriminations on social and religious grounds may have contributed to this situation. Therefore, the European Union needs to find effective solutions in order to ensure the successful inclusion of young 2nd generation migrants into the host societies and, more specifically, into employment, which is the key to maximize the opportunities that legal migration creates and make the most of the contributors that migration can bring to the EU development. For the purpose to be completely aware of the challenges migrants face we can resume some more struggles: – Language Barriers: The language barrier is the main challenge as it affects the ability to communicate with others. This may negatively impact the quality of informed decision-making and the care experience for immigrants. – Housing: Immigrants are probably the most vulnerable group when it comes to housing. That’s because they face severe challenges finding safe, decent, and affordable housing. However, housing problems for immigrants are more than just the homeownership rate. Many of these recently settled immigrants are jobless and can’t afford to pay rent. Moreover, there’s a higher housing cost burden for illegal immigrants compared with their legal immigrant counterparts. These housing problems require national and local responses. -Access to Medical Services: People should have access to health care services regardless of their nationality. However, immigrants have low rates of medical insurance coverage and poor access to health care services. Besides, policy changes have limited immigrants’ access to insurance and health care. These barriers range from financial limitations to discrimination and fear of deportation. This has contributed to growing concerns about immigrant’s ability to participate in many free healthcare programs. -Transportation Issues: The ability to drive a car can be essential to getting many everyday tasks done. However, immigrants have limited options when it comes to accessing reliable transport. One of the most significant difficulties immigrants face is the age-related unreliability of their vehicles. Therefore, getting to work and limited transportation are all genuine issues for immigrants -Prejudice: Many immigrants experience discrimination. In fact, there’s been a mammoth sweep of increased antiimmigration prejudice. These prejudices are exacerbated by how much news and information you consume. In particular, anti-immigrant attitudes sustain restrictive policies.
Strengthening the employability of young people Increasing quality, innovation and recognition of youth work – Improved and upgraded employability skills and competences of young unemployed 2nd generation migrants; – Enhanced opportunities for social inclusion and employability of the young 2nd generation migrants; – Enhanced capacity of youth workers, NGOs and other organizations working with and supporting young migrants to develop their employability skills and competences; – Increased quality in the education programs and in other similar initiatives and actions that are offered in order to improve and develop learners’ employability skills; – Capitalization of the potentials and benefits that the successful integration of young 2nd generation migrants into employment provides; – Increased awareness of the multiple benefits that increasing the employability of 2nd generation migrants can bring to local societies and economies; – Promotion of the issue of migrants’ social inclusion through action that promote their inclusion into education and, mainly, employment at a European level. The EMPLOY ME project suggests a viable and innovative solution: the development of a new innovative form of training content that will empower unemployed young 2nd generation migrants to develop, enhance and improve their employability skills and competences and, therefore, to improve their competitiveness within the labor market. Ultimately, this procedure will lead to a successful integration of the young 2nd generation migrants into the local societies, creating an asset for the local community and economy.
Leaders of Dissemination Plan Leaders: -EMPLOY ME Toolkit for Young 2nd generation migrants (WP2) – Development of the project’s Dissemination Plan & implementation of dissemination activities (A3) – WP3-A5: Virtual Academy User Guide
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