LIME – Labour Integration For Migrants Employment
LIME – Labour Integration For Migrants Employment – is a 2-years project which aims at promoting the swift integration of young Third Country Nationals – TCNs – (aged 18-29) in the labour market, by implementing the Migrants Economic Integration Cluster – MEIC model all over Europe.
LIME project is funded by the European Union – DG Home Affairs – Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), and it gathers 7 partners from Italy, France and Spain:
CIES Onlus – Centro di Informazione ed Educazione allo Sviluppo (as lead partner), Confcooperative – Unione Metropolitana di Roma (CONFCOOP-ROMA), Federación de Plataformas Sociales Pinardi (PINARDI), Asociación Guarani de Cooperación Paraguay España (GUARANÍ NGO), Libera Università Maria SS. Assunta di Roma (LUMSA), Federazione Centro Nazionale Opere Salesiane Formazione Aggiornamento Professionale (CNOS-FAP) and ALDA – The European Association for Local Democracy.
What is MEIC methodology?
The Migrants Economic Integration Cluster – MEIC methodology is an innovative and participatory approach based on the creation of a partnership of socio-economic multi-stakeholders, including public and private actors.
The core of the project are the two pilot actions to be implemented in two relevant local contexts in Italy and Spain, meaning in Rome and in Madrid in business and professional trainings, workshops for self-entrepreneurship and L2 professional language courses. The activities aim at:
- Consolidating a strategic and operational collaboration among socio-economic key actors (associations of employers, vocational training providers, employment services, local authorities, companies CoCs);
- Increasing the effectiveness of existing labour market integration policies and tools adapting them to TCNs needs;
- Standardizing and systematizing the “Cluster” methodology to make it replicable in other local contexts.
Through the definition and the implementation of MEIC model, the LIME project intends to create 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.
Capacity building workshops will be organized with the aim to mobilize key actors to apply the MEIC methodology all over Europe, enhance capacities of key actors in terms of TCNs’ labour market integration, raise awareness among stakeholders and institutions on TCNs’ labour market integration and MEIC methodology, foster employers to support the UE initiative “Employers together for integration”.
Three national workshops will be organized in Strasbourg, Rome and Madrid and one international capacity building workshop and the final conference will be organised in Brussels. The workshops will be addressed to socio-economic key actors (such as Local Authorities, companies, associations of employers, NGOs, vocational training providers, employment services) at national and international level.
- Boosting the collaboration among socio-economic key actors (associations of employers, vocational training providers, employment services, local authorities, companies CoCs)
- Increasing the employment in the labour market of TCNs through business training, workshops for self-entrepreneurship and L2 professional language courses
- Adapting the existing labour market integration policies and tools to TCNs’ needs
- Promoting local initiatives for the better inclusion of TCNs in the labour market through the implementation of the MEIC methodology in Italy and Spain
- Standardizing the “Cluster” methodology to make it replicable in other local contexts.
- 80 Third Country Nationals will sign an employment/apprentice/intern contract after some targeted professional trainings
- 20 Third Country Nationals will be involved in business training paths
- 2 new companies will be created
- 200 Key actors will be involved in the capacity building workshops and will be provided with the MEIC kit
- 20 Employers will join the EU initiative “Employers together for integration”
- 1 recommendation paper will be produced and the MEIC model will be disseminated at EU level.