9 December 2020

On the 10th and 12th of November, the Seven partners of the LIME project (Labour Integration for Migrants Employment) met for the Third Coordination Meeting in an online mode, this time. They discussed together the results achieved so far and the planning of future activities.

 During the first day, LUMSA University presented the state of the research for the elaboration of the MEIC – Migrant Economic Integration Cluster methodology. They are continuing conducting interviews with the beneficiaries and the networks that have been created so as to consolidate the clusters. 

After that, the partners had the opportunity to be updated on the carrying out of the activities in the two pilot projects, in Rome and in Madrid. 

Cies onlus, Cnos-Fap Regione lazio, Confcooperative Roma and Pinardi presented the courses that they hold for the young third country nationals, the criteria they used to select participants and to help them in the labour market insertion, the exams they had and especially the ways in which they adapted to the covid-19 pandemic, moving the activities online so as not to stop the training, coaching and entrepreneurship workshops. If on the one hand they have highlighted the difficulties in activating some of the internships in this peculiar time of crisis, on the other they have all reported that the creative efforts in transposing all the activities and laboratories online have been met with unexpected enthusiasm by all the participants. 


On the second day of the Coordination meeting the agenda foresaw a discussion on the financial update and the reallocation of certains expenses of the budget caused by the Covid19 pandemic.

After that, ALDA reported on the activities of communication and dissemination of the project. Several actions were presented, including the realization of interviews and articles with the beneficiaries and the educators in the pilot projects, and the creation of a Community of Interests of the LIME project, involving a variety of stakeholders all around Europe. Later on, there has also been a roundtable discussion among ALDA and all the other partners regarding the changes in the organization of the Capacity Building Workshops due to the impossibility to travel in the near future. 

In conclusion, Cies Onlus, as the lead partner of the project presented the results of the actions so far and the next steps we are going to take. 


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