Erasmus+ Project: Integration of Migrants in the Labour Market (IMLAM) – KA210- ADU – Small-partnerships in adult education

The main aim of this Erasmus+ project,  is to integrate migrants, and other refugees in the labour market.

This project addresses digital emancipation through the increase in digital availability, resilience and capacity, which will be done by creating IT courses for both migrant learners and adult education staff.

Throughout this project, a survey was carried out among these parties, that is, migrant learners and adult education staff, which transpired that these migrant learners who are not that skilled, struggle to follow courses and also lack essential skills, such as that of IT. Therefore it can be seen that in this project, the partners are seeking to identify where the skills gap lies, and how it can be diminished. Against this background, specific training courses can be created so that they serve as a fundamental tool to allow these migrants and refugees to integrate.

It is apt to mention that even though these migrant learners were low skilled, they had the will to learn so that they can integrate and earn a living.

Moreover, employers who took part in this survey held that they were ready to give these migrants good working conditions, if they were IT skilled.

Since this project started during the final stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, a time when a lot of jobs, events and courses shifted to a blended or even, a virtual form, it can be seen that it was at this time when these migrant learners suffered the most, given that they lacked the necessary IT skills.

The main target groups of this project are: Migrant learners, employers seeking skilled workers, and adult education staff. While the migrant learners and employers form the dynamic of employment, the adult education staff are there to devise the adequate courses needed for these migrants, refugees and for the employers altogether.

This project is co-ordinated by Future Focus.

The other partners in this project are from Lativa, Cyprus, and Spain