Inclusive Works was one of the partners in the EU-funded project MIGRASCOPE. The project’s objective was 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.


Amongst others, the project developed a number of films with the aim to share insights into the expectations, questions and hopes of (recent) migrant's as well as those of employers.

Ambitions of foreigners regarding working in the Netherlands


Employers and employees: mutual expectations


Conditions for representativeness: Clothing and attitude


Representativeness: What employers may demand


Communication at work: with colleagues and bosses


Which language at work: Dutch or English?


Learning or improving Dutch language skills


Flexibility in working arrangements


Cultural differences at the workplace


Religious diversity at the workplace


Dealing with religion at the workplace


A long version comprising all the shorter films can be viewed here:


Background of the project

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 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 Foundation Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) in Poland are involved in the project.


  • 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.



What can you do, as employer, to create a better workplace for new employees with a migrant background? How can you, recent migrant, prepare yourself for a job at a Dutch workplace?

Read the answers to this question in our leaflet (in 5 languages) with recommendations for #employers and (recent) #migrants for a long-lasting work-relation. You can download the flyer (in each of the languages) here:

Arabic: AR_Leaflet IW Arabic.pdf

English: Leaflet IW English FINAL.pdf

Dutch: Leaflet IW Dutch FINAL.pdf

Turkish: Turkish_Leaflet IW English FINAL.pdf

Tigrynia (language from Eritrea): Leaflet IW Tigrynia language 1.pdf




Co-funded by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund of the European Union


Workshop Employers and Migrants

On 8 March 2018 Inclusive Works will hold a workshop for employers and migrants. During the workshop both parties can talk openly about their expectations. The leading questions are:

How would it be to work for a Dutch employer in a specific sector?
How would it be to employ a migrant?

These questions are then sub-divided into themes. Are you an employer thinking of employing migrants in the (near) future? Then please read the information about our workshop in the following invitation Invitation Migrants and Employers meet each other.pdf

Impressions of our migrant workshop on 10 December 2017