Brussels, 22 November 2019 On 21 November we held the final conference of the EU-Funded AMIF project “SMART Volunteering for Female Migrants“, hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), that focused on a multi-stakeholder approach to labour integration of migrant women by means of structured volunteering, as a potential path to employment in Europe. Over 60 participants, including the EU-wide platforms, policy-makers, specialist NGOs and individual migrant women, came together to listen, exchange and discuss the intersections between employment, volunteering and migration policies, with specific focus on highly skilled migrant women, and the role different actors – such as NGOs, business and migrant women themselves – can play in facilitating female migrants’ access to labour market.
On 21 November 2019, European Network of Migrant Women, together with our partners in the SMART Volunteering Project, will hold a conference on the socio-economic integration of migrant women, hosted by the European Socio-Economic Committee, in Brussels. The event will include the presentation of findings and methodologies for the multi-agency approach to integration of highly skilled migrant women, through targeted assisted volunteering programmes. It will be concluded with a multi-agency interactive workshop. DRAFT PROGRAMME: smart volunteering event invitation_draft agenda REGISTRATION >>
On 9 July 2019, ENOMW’s Brussels Officer, Sinem Yilmaz, spoke at the EESC – European Economic and Social Committee event on Migrants’ and Refugees’ Social and Economic Inclusion, where she presented an overview of the project Smart – volunteering for female migrant. This project concerns the model of multi-sectoral cooperation – between Civil society organisations, businesses and migrant women – to facilitate the highly qualified migrant women’s access to labour market, through structured and assisted volunteering programmes.
Volunteering: Perceptions, Experience and Barriers among Migrant Women, NGOs and Private Sector in Six European Countries Volunteering as an integration method has been highly beneficial to any participant and the receiving society. However, there is a lack of knowledge and data about migrant volunteering in European countries. As a multi-agency cooperation project, SMART Volunteering aims to fill this gap by exploring understanding of volunteering among migrant women and the crucial roles of civil society organizations and business actors in creating the conditions conducive to social integration. The research works on broadening traditional concept of volunteering by highlighting its more strategic aspects . This summary report, collated by the European Network of Migrant Women, is based on the national reports in Belgium, Cyprus, France, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom, written by SMART Volunteering partner organisations. DOWNLOAD SMART REPORT ENOMW-2 SMART Project is Co-funded by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund of the European […]
North Rhine Westphalia, 21-22 November European Network of Migrant Women participated to a Study Visit to North Rhine Westphalia (NRW), Germany. The visit was organised by European Social Fund Transnational Platform, EU-Thematic Network on Migrants and brought together ESF managing authorities, intermediate bodies and civil society organisations. The theme of the study was the role of business sector in the integration of migrants. Four different projects/initiatives were presented to show the importance of employment involvement in labour market integration programmes: Education and employment of migrants in the health care sector, University Teaching Hospital Essen Labour market policies in NRW and initiative ‘that’s what we do’, PerMenti: Integration of qualified migrant women into the labour market Seamless labour market integration from education to vocational training and employment, Evonik & RE/init.