NAME: New Actions For Migrants Women
'NAME: New Actions For Migrants Women' is an EU-funded project, implemented in 6 European countries: Denmark, Lithuania, Italy, Spain, and Cyprus. The project, which kicked off and finished in May 2022, targets women from migrant backgrounds and all immigrants with a focus on women. Coordinated by the Danish company 'CLAVIS sprog & competence', the project offers an online platform with a training programme and other digital tools and resources, an Online JobPackage Methodology Catalogue, and an online self-assessment tool that can be used to evaluate one's understanding of employment law, digital tools, cultural specifics, etc.
Background and aims
The overall aim is to improve and enhance the opportunities for employment, self-support and a safe and independent everyday life within the framework of an equal citizenship for immigrant women in Europe. The aim of the online platform is to provide adequate e-learning and digital tools to migrant women, and also tools to support assessment.
The training comprises of 6 modules that help with different skill sets (personal, health awareness, work) and one module dedicated exclusively to digital skills. In the digital skills module, women from migrant backgrounds have an opportunity to develop their skills in using digital technologies, to support social inclusion and help find better jobs. The module also highlights how much digital technologies have become embedded in everyday life: and that digital competence is needed to collaborate with one another, shop, manage administration, or participate in social life.
The Online Jobpackage Methodology Catalogue is a user-friendly and operational catalogue which aims to to deliver the ideas behind the holistic approach in the jobpackage.
Why is this a good practice?
The Online Jobpackage Methodology Catalogue is an innovative approach that builds on partnerships and cross-sectoral collaboration between workplaces, jobcentres, social and healthcare authorities, educational institutions and voluntary supporters. The wide range of partners from all around Europe, and this optimal level of collaboration, also improved the dissemination of the initiative, contributing to its success.
The Jobpackage has a holistic approach: the self-assessment tool monitors and evaluates the improvements in women's labour skills and digital competence, and the training programme. It is a good resource, which remains accessible past the project's end, and can be of use to stakeholders, policymakers, industry representatives and researchers.