Project: “Innovative inclusion/ integration of young migrants and refugees into the labour market in Europe”

Time: 2 Years (01/09/2016 – 31/08/2018)

Financially supported by: KA2 Program Erasmus + European Council

Partners: FIC – Fagligt Internationalt Center / Forum for International Cooperation- Denmark, 3F Copenhagen – Denmark, SOLIDAR Foundation- Belgium, OFENSIVA TINERILOR – Rumania, GEOCOPOL – Rumania

Main Goal:

To form strategic partnerships and networks to develop a methodology and an Inclusion Tool Box on how to include and integrate young migrants and refugees into the labour market much faster, more systematic and efficient than to day


  1. To analyses how the push and pull root causes and effects to youth EU internal mobility and migration from third countries. Youth mobility: Focus will here be on the influence of youth unemployment, social and economic conditions in the countries of origin (push), and on the employment, economic and social attraction in the country of work (pull). Is it an issue of supply and demand on the labour market? Is it a lack of preparation and training (including non-formal/ informal learning) of the young unemployed people? Is it that young people migrate because the market price of labor tends towards less than the minimum required for subsistence? Youth migrants/refugees to Europa from outside Europe: Focus on all the mixed root causes to migrate or flee (push) and that attraction getting a new life in Europe (pull).
  2. To analyses the labor market ability to include/integrate – or exclude young migrants/refugees. Focus will here be on the labor market systems, eventual discrimination, the type of jobs compared to qualifications/competences, the role of job centers and trade unions. What are the expectations of the young people who migrate/flee to Europe? What are they expecting to receive and what are they ready to give? Are the informed about the European clues such as unity in diversity, civic responsibility, non-discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, religion etc.? What role does the different cultures play – cultural chocks and conflicts? Duties for the migrants/refugees to integrate and duties for the Europeans to improve successful inclusion/integration into society and labor market?
  3. To approach the cultural differences and norms on the labor market and in social life in a country and develop tools and training kit for migrants/refugees, social partners, employers and other stakeholders     to pave the way for inclusion.

Project Activities:

  1. A European Innovative Inclusion Committee (EIIC) on 10 persons – overall management, coordination of activities and the innovative development process. 6 meeting. Number of persons: 60.
  2. Innovative Inclusion Groups are established in Denmark (7), Albania (7) (and in Romania (2 x 5) with young people, plus 1 project management representative from the respective national partner organisations. SOLIDAR establishes a working group in Brussels on 5 persons. Task: Coordination of the activities and intellectual outputs. Meet 8 times during the project period, in total 32 meetings. Maximum number of participants: 232.
  3. A joint European Tool Box Working Group is established.
  4. Round tables with stakeholders and experts in each country to participate in the development the methodology, Inclusion Tool Box, part of the implementation and dissemination process in the countries.
  5. Analysis Reports from Albania and Romania on the push effect of youth unemployment, social and economic conditions for young people in these countries, and the pull effect on the youth of the countries to move/migrate to another European country. A template is made for the analysis.
  6. An analysis Report from Denmark is made on the migration of workers in general and young workers documenting numbers and analyzing the knowledge and experience of the working and wage conditions for migrant workers/young migrant workers.
  7. National Analysis reports presented and developed at 1 day seminars for 50 people, young people and stakeholders in each country.
  8. Meetings with Migrant workers organized in 3F Copenhagen from Romania, Albania, and 2 other nationalities on root causes migration. Interviews about the level of formal and non-formal Education/skills and the type of jobs, working conditions and rights in practice, trade union inclusion.
  9. 3 days European training Seminar on of youth unemployment, the social and economic rights of workers/young workers (Lisbon Treaty, Charter and directives) the relation to The European Human Rights Convention, the ILO Conventions; and the migration and refugee rights related to international conventions, Dublin regulation etc. Aim: to dress all members of the in the EIIC and the 3 IIG’s for a strong European Dimension in the project activities and to train Number: 29.
  10. Interviews are made with 25 young refugees/migrants in each of the countries Denmark, Romania and Albania on the push and pull causes and effects. Responsible: Partners in Denmark, Romania and Albania.
  11. Reports from Albania, Romania and Denmark about the integration of migrants and refugees on their labour markets.
  12. 2 days European Conference: Innovative Inclusion of young migrants and refugees at the labour market in Europe.