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Inclusive Works is one of the partners in the new, EU-funded, project MIGRASCOPE. The project’s objective is to foster the integration of migrants into the labor market. In cooperation with six project partners, Inclusive Works will lay Europe wide foundations to facilitate migrants’ access to employment until the end of 2018.

Different cultural backgrounds often entail different perceptions of the work environment. This can lead to misunderstandings between migrants and employers, which in turn can impede the integration into the work process. How can the awareness of culturally different perceptions be raised? How can migrants be integrated successfully into the labor market? These questions increasingly gain in importance and present new challenges for our society.

The project’s aim, therefore, is to support migrants and employers in this challenge. In order to reach this aim, the project on the one hand wants to implement new good practices of integration at the workplace through the method of transnational work-shadowing among employers. On the other hand, the project aims to build the capacities of both migrants and employers. Whereas the migrants’ capacities are to be built through better management of their expectations, the identification of expectations and disappointments as well as the deconstruction of stereotypes are to contribute to the capacity building of employers. The project also wants to identify and empower successful migrant entrepreneurs. Moreover, interactive e-tools are developed to increase the access to work for migrants.

The project is led by the Institute of Baltic Studies (IBS) in Estonia. Beside the IBS and Inclusive works, the organization SwIdeas AB in Sweden,  the Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) in Lithuania, The Peace Institute (TPI) in Slovenia, ZAK in Germany and The Foundation Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) in Poland are involved in the project.

Aims:

  • Implement new good practices of integration at the workplace through the method of transnational work-shadowing among employers;
  • Build the capacity of migrants through better management of their expectations;
  • Build the capacity of employers by addressing their expectations or disappointments and by breaking stereotypes;
  • Identify and empower successful migrant entrepreneurs who would act as role models;
  • Facilitate the access to work and reduce barriers by developing innovative and interactive e-tools

Migrascope is funded by The Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) of the European Commission.