January 2016 saw the launch of the project
On April 21-22 the IOM focal points, co-beneficiary partners and associate partners met for the second project coordination meeting in Madrid, Spain. Over the course of a two-day programme including workshops, presentations from partners, guest speakers, and plenary sessions, the project partners discussed progress and benefited from the opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience.
Over the coming months the project partners will identify best practice in their member states focusing on the (early) recognition of skills, knowledge and competencies for beneficiaries of international protection. The IOM project management team in the Netherlands and the Radboud University research team continue to develop the interactive online tool which will guide beneficiaries of international protection, employment agencies, and authorities through the field of recognition and validation of formal and informal skills and competences in the nine participating EU Member States.
Skills2Work is co-financed by the European Commission’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. Project activities include the review of current best practices regarding migrant skill recognition with the ultimate goal of providing practical tools aimed at facilitating rapid integration of refugees into the labour market. To sign up to the project’s bi-monthly newsletter, please click here