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Here you can read about the purpose and intention of the Inclusion project and the Toolbox.
Migration has always been an important aspect and defining element of different cultures in the world. And still today, the world is on the move.

 

Reasons for migration are, for example, the economic or political situation of the country of origin or destination; own safety; work and education; and family and friends. Leaving the home country can be the only option or a potential solution for a better life.

 

In Europe, its principles and policies are challenged by increased movement of migrants, on how to share the responsibility and integrate them into the societies. In addition, Europe has become more unequal and divided, with big differences in unemployment as well as social and economic opportunities. High unemployment and unsecure futures push especially young people to try and find new opportunities in another country. Mobility is one of the core values of Europe. Therefore, new methods and tools are needed in order to get a better understanding of the root causes of migration and include migrants in the society and the labour market.

 

The aim of the EU-funded project Innovative inclusion/integration of young migrants and refugees into the labour market in Europe was to:

  • Examine what pushes and pulls young people to migrate;
  • Analyse the labour market inclusion or exclusion of young migrants and refugees;
  • Approach the cultural differences and norms in the countries’ labour market and in the social life.

The aim of the EU-funded project Innovative inclusion/integration of young migrants and refugees into the labour market in Europe was to:

  • Examine what pushes and pulls young people to migrate;
  • Analyse the labour market inclusion or exclusion of young migrants and refugees;
  • Approach the cultural differences and norms in the countries’ labour market and in the social life.

 

A migrant is an individual who left his/her country, to seek new opportunities across the border. A migrant move to another country through government permission such as visa, residence and work permit. However, EU citizens do not need individual permission from officials, because of the freedom of movement of workers within the EU and European Economic Area.

 

A refugee is an individual who has fled his/her country due to war, persecution or natural disaster. Thus, a refugee is a person that was forced to flee his/her home country, and which was not able to return back to it again. Refugees are protected by international law. The 1951 Geneva Convention is the main international instrument, which highlights the manner in which to identify refugees, their legal protection, social rights and other assistance offered to them. On the other hand, the convention specifies the obligations the refugees have towards the host countries. The EU refugee rules and regulations are based on this particular convention.

 

The EU laws and rules regulating the treatment of people entering the countries varies according to whether they are migrants or refugees. Thus, we have changed the focus of this project to mainly migrants. However, some of the findings are very similar for both migrants and refugees, therefore, as a refugee you might find some helpful tips and tricks in this toolbox.

 

This Toolbox was created for individuals, non-profit organizations, social partners and the public sector, to guide:

 

  • WHY people are on the move and why it is important to understand the differences between the European countries in cultures, social systems and working life;
  • WHAT people shall consider before moving abroad, and what organisations shall know about migration and can do to get them integrated;
  • HOW people can get relevant information about different countries prior to migrating and how the organisations can take part in the integration process.

 

The toolbox is meant to be used by all actors across borders. Feel free to open each compartment!