1 ST TRANSNATIONAL MEETING IN ATHENS, GREECE
The partnership convened in Athens, Greece on the 8 and 9 of June 2017 for the 1st transnational meeting of the project. The meeting was hosted by one of the Greek partners, the Institute of Labour of the General Confederation of Greek Workers (INE/GSEE), and it was attended by representatives of all participant organizations. It was an interactive meeting characterized by dynamic and open discussions, which were held within a positive spirit of collaboration, teamwork and respect. A briefing on the progress of the initial phase of implementation was first held by the Coordinator of the project. The representative of INEK-PEO informed the group on the completed actions and the outstanding commitments showed by the partners during these first months. The Dissemination Plan as well the Quality Assurance Guide were also presented and discussed among the partners. Additionally, the progress of the implementation of the first work-package has been presented by the leading organization. The group discussed the difficulties faced during the initial implementation process and set an updated timeframe in order to fully complete all scheduled activities of the first work-package. Furthermore, the leading organizations of the following work-packages, starting in June 2017, presented their action plans, the content and thematic units 0f each sub-activity and their implementation timeline. Finally, the Evaluator of the project, Iriv Conseil from France, presented and discussed with the group the Evaluation Action Plan and its pertinent evaluation activities. The Iriv Conseil’s representative also presented the preliminary evaluation findings on the implementation of the first work-package and requested all partners to provide an additional feedback during the meeting in Athens.
KICK-OFF MEETING IN NICOSIA, CYPRUS
The kick-off meeting of the project was held in Nicosia, Cyprus on 18 November, 2016, hosted by the Cyprus Labour Institute (INEK-PEO). Its main purpose was to build a strong team spirit among the partnership and to ensure that all participant organizations and individuals working in the project have a good understanding of the project, its planned activities and the timeline directions for their implementation. The meeting also aimed to generate support for the implementation of the project’s activities by equally involving all consortium members since a very early planning stage. In this way, participants had the opportunity to ask questions, to clarify assumptions and to identify potential threats and problems. Furthermore, the meeting aimed to remind all participants of their individual contractual commitments to the project. Finally, the meeting also meant to explain the financial, budgeting and administrative regulations, restrictions and arrangements specified by the project.
Erasmus+ program “Træning af Sociale Partnere i Etnisk Diversitet i SMV’er”.
Det glæder MigrAID partnerskabet at kunne bekendtgøre at der er opnået tilsagn om finansiering af projektet “Træning af Sociale Partnere i Etnisk Diversitet i SMV’er” under EUs Erasmus+ program, i samarbejde med Fonden for håndtering af EUs Livslangs lærings program, på Cypern (IDEP).
Partnerskabet er et samarbejde mellem otte fremtrædende og kompetente organisationer fra fem EU medlemslande: Cypern, Grækenland, Italien, Frankrig og Danmark. Projektlederen er det Cypriotiske Arbejdsmarkedsinstitut (INEK-PEO). De andre partnere er (1) NGO’en KISA – Aktion for Lighed, Støtte og Antiracisme (KISA), Cypern (2) Sammenslutningen af græske arbejdere (INE/GSEE), Grækenland (3) Den Hellenske sammenslutning af professionelle håndværkere og købmænd (IME/GSEVEE), Grækenland (4) Universitetet i Milano (UMIL), Italien (5) Uddannelsesorganisationen Enaip Veneto Impresa Sociale (ENAIP Veneto I.S.), Italien (6) Iriv Kommune, Frankrig (7) Videnscenter for Integration, Danmark
Projektet varer 34 måneder, begyndte 01. oktober 2016 og har et budget på 361.480 Euro, der fordeles mellem partnerne.
Projektet har fokus på etnisk diversitet og på at skabe den gode arbejdsmarkedsintegration af migranter, specielt i små og mellemstore virksomheder (SMV’er). Dette bliver gjort via udvikling og anvendelse af målrettede træningsprogrammer til såvel migranter, som fagforeninger, som arbejdsgiverforeninger i de fem deltagende lande. Samtidig afholder projektet to innovative forskningsprojekter om SMV’er, samt en international konference og andre begivenheder.