The first meeting between the MEIC members was a success!
On Friday 22th May, the first webinar between the future members of the MEIC, namely the Migrants’ Economic Integration Cluster, took place in Rome.
Taking into consideration the COVID19 health emergency in Italy, the meeting between the future members of the Italian MEIC could not take place on site. However, the LIME Consortium did not give up and set up the meeting online. In this regard, the partners CIES Onlus and LUMSA University promoted a webinar – “Active participation within the network and collaborative approach to solving complex problems” – that involved the future MEIC members in a stimulating discussion and a fruitful exchange of views.
What is a cluster?
In order to ensure a full and sustainable integration of young migrants into the labour market, the LIME project considers as essential the collaboration between the socio-economic key actors of the integration process such as associations of employers, vocational training providers, employment services, local authorities, companies CoCs, SPRAR center, and more. The Cluster, therefore, is an innovative and participatory approach based on the creation of a partnership of socio-economic multi-stakeholders, including public and private actors. It basically aims at creating a long-term strategy to strengthen the policies and tools for integration of young migrants into the labour market in the territories of action, adapting them to their needs. The LIME project also seeks to standardize the Cluster methodology and to make it replicable in other local contexts.
The added value of the cluster at the time of COVID19
In such a complex and precarious moment due to the outbreak of COVID19 health emergency in Europe, the Cluster makes a substantial contribution in supporting the most vulnerable who need specific support to be integrated into the labour market by developing a supportive and more coordinated network.