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EU & Global Projects

We are currently working on a number of EU funded projects. Details of these are below:

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The Migrant Business Support Project

Migrant Business Support is a 2-year project, aiming to reinforce the launch, stabilisation and growth of non-EU migrants’ businesses through personalised business support. We will be delivering the project alongside our key partners from University of Bristol and the West of England Combined Authority, through its Growth Hub. The project aims to assist 500 existing businesses or pre-start entrepreneurs, creating economic growth and new job opportunities in the regions. The delivery model will implement our innovative and system changing entrepreneurship support model, driving entrepreneurship through community-based business assistance and facilitating integration at the same time.

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MyCoventry

The MyCoventry project is a great initiative that supports Coventry as a ‘City of Peace and Reconciliation’, by welcoming non-EU and EEA National newcomers and giving them the opportunity to make a meaningful and positive contribution to the community. The scheme will help improve language skills and enable new communities to learn and feel a part of the life of the city; as well as boost employment opportunities. Each partner will have designated mentors who will meet regularly with clients to discuss their progress and signpost them to services across the city. A key component of MyCoventry is the ‘Integrass’ Assessment Toolkit which will produce a Personalised Integration Plan for each client, based on an individual’s specific needs and barriers.

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EU project staff from the SEESI project launch meeting in Bristol November 2018

The SEESI Project 

The Strengthening Education and Employment Skills for Integration - refugee, migrant and asylum seekers (SEESI) project aims mobilise a unique ‘Life(skills) before Language’ (LBL) approach to the language barrier of social-economic integration that refugees and migrants experience upon arrival in Europe. Through developing the skill-sets of ‘in-community’ Support Workers, who are often the first contact point for migrants and refugees, SEESI aims to revolutionize the socio-economic integration process throughout Europe. The SEESI Project aims to design a unique LBL training framework and curriculum which will change Support Workers role from helpful members of refugee/migrant communities into a dynamic new job role, responsible for an essential progression route for new refugees/migrants entering Europe, the local community and ultimately the labour market.

Read the latest SEESI newsletter

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The ARIVE Project  The ARIVE (Accepted, Resettled, Integrated, Valued, and Employed) project aims to research a methodology for determining a refugee/ migrants state of 'integratedness' by assessing the inhibiting factors, the state of current enabling factors and the necessary actions required to progress such individuals towards an enhanced state of integration. This includes the Integrass assessment tool, and curricula for refugee/migrants and frontline VCSE.  This project spans five European countries,

The ARIVE Project 

The ARIVE (Accepted, Resettled, Integrated, Valued, and Employed) project aims to research a methodology for determining a refugee/ migrants state of 'integratedness' by assessing the inhibiting factors, the state of current enabling factors and the necessary actions required to progress such individuals towards an enhanced state of integration. This includes the Integrass assessment tool, and curricula for refugee/migrants and frontline VCSE.

This project spans five European countries, with ACH working alongside Dimitra (Greece), Rinova (UK), ERIFO (Italy) and FolkUniversitertet (Sweden). The project will last for three years and is funded by the EU Erasmus + programme. 

Find out more on the ARIVE website.

 

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participants of the revalue project working with migrants & refugees

The REVaLUE project

Funded by the EU until 2019, the REVaLUE project is collaborative project with partners from different countries including France, Italy, Hungary and Germany, representing organisations across Europe that work with migrants and refugees. It includes researching a methodology for assessing refugee/migrant previous experience in relation to local labour market competency requirements. This includes the Restart assessment tool, and curricula for refugee/migrants and frontline VCSE.

At ACH we focus on the competencies of the refugees we work with, rather than qualifications. REVaLUE enhances our reputation as an authority in this field of work.

Find out more on the Revalue website

 

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The BDSESES project began with a Train the Trainer session in Nairobi, Kenya.

The BDSESES Project 

The Baidoa District Stability, Employment Skills and Entrepreneurship Strengthening Project (BDSESES) project aims to address the employment challenges faced in Baidoa, Somalia by creating a competent and flexible workforce to support the country’s economic recovery and growth. The initial project includes 18 months of activity specifically designed to enhance the stability and the economic development of Baidoa. 

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