Mervi Jansson, Finnish expert in education and CEO of OMNIA Education Partnerships, discussed with The New European the major trends in Finnish education and the need to think outside the box. The technological future that awaits for us is already here and a new set of skills will be needed.
The European institutions are dedicating increasing attention to how to foster migrant and inclusive entrepreneurship at the EU level. To know more about this support, The New European talked to Lowry Evans, Director-General at DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and Growth (DG GROW).
One of the most recent initiatives sponsored by Randstad in the field of sustainability and integration is Entry Hub, a Swedish project that aims at creating physical spaces where refugees and immigrants can exchange knowledge and build new skills, while being in contact with potential employers. Read our interview to know more about the project.
Skills2Work is an EU-supported project focusing on labour market integration of recognized refugees in Belgium, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Employers play an essential role in the integration of refugees. The Skills2Work project explores the benefits and challenges of recognising migrants’ skills, knowledge and competencies; and subsequently recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.
Osman Kimil, founder of Unipack, has taken the initiative to start a program of hiring refugees in his company in Germany: thanks to his New European background, he was able to quickly grasp what refugees have gone through in their lives. We interviewed him to know more about this project and his life.
“Mentoring for Migrants” is a unique project launched by the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber in 2008. To date, nearly 1.800 mentoring pairs have been formed, and numerous mentees have already gained a foothold on the Austrian labour market, not least thanks to support from their mentors.