Austria, Germany, Italy, Norway and Sweden have given home to a large number of refugees and asylum seekers during the last months. The countries with high immigration figures, their regions and municipalities are right now at a crucial stage: They have to find ways to quickly integrate immigrants and refugees into society and the world of work in order to allow people a structured and financially independent life and to ensure that societies can cope with the large number of new citizens.
The talents project will transfer and further develop a new and and very successful language and vocational training and integration concept for immigrants. The Göteborg HOTEL TALENTS concept will be amended so that it can be transferred to other sectors (e.g. health, logistics, retail trade) and other countries and regions with different legal, financing, integration and training systems.
During the project lifetime of three years the project reaches up to 9000 participants, among them staff of all project partners, counsellors and teachers participating in trainings, staff in companies and partner institutions involved, persons receiving guidance in connection to training activities, participants in six pilot training courses, users of the European toolbox and modules of the training concept, persons who will participate in TALENTS courses in- and outside the project within five years from the project start, persons who have a profit from improved guidance and training in partner organisations and other institutions and persons reached through other dissemination activities like press articles.
Specific Objectives of the project are to analyse, build up, test and further develop European role models, guidelines and tools for guidance, training and company cooperations to support the access of adult immigrants and refugees to the labour market by:
The TALENTS project will contribute to the successful integration of immigrants on the local and regional level and support national as well as EU initiatives to tackle the refugees crisis.