Female TCNs Integration in Local Communities through Employability and Entrepreneurship Local Oriented Strategies

101038287-ENFEM-AMIF-2020-AG

about us

The project ENFEM aims at providing opportunities for the creation and/ or development of local multi-stakeholder networks, in the 10 partner countries, composed of local authorities, market actors, NGOs, TNCs based, and women led organizations, where its overall vision will derive and be guided by the EU Action plan on integration and inclusion 2021-2027. 

Such network, through a bottom-up approach will develop local strategies to facilitate women TCNs early socioeconomic integration through employability and entrepreneurship and empower their members through knowledge transfer and good practices exchange in addressing integration challenges for Women TCNs, in alignment with the needs of the local societies and its citizens, context and administrative structures of the communities.  

More specifically, the project will provide training opportunities to migrant women in the fields of language learning, working rights and entrepreneurship skills, while at the same time it will engage in awareness raising among local actors and citizens about the substantial benefits and positive impact of removing existing barriers to the inclusion of migrant women in the labour market. 

These trainings will be implemented in in-class sessions and will also be available in an online interactive training platform, in all partner countries. The project will bring together Women TCNs living in Europe, as well as newcomers, with local stakeholders and professionals, for them to develop mutual understanding and cooperation. At the same time, it will bring together stakeholders from the private and the public sector and enable their active participation and contribution to migrant women’s employability and entrepreneurship. 

Local integration strategies for Women TCNs will be developed by local authorities in urban or suburban areas, as well as small towns and rural areas. This multi-stakeholder cooperation will promote mutual understanding and respect, facilitate awareness raising and encourage the exchange of knowledge, skills and experiences, building on the directives and practices suggested by the Urban Agenda Partnership.

objectives

GENERAL OBJECTIVES:

  • Support the integration of TCNs in local communities
  • Promote socio-economic inclusion and sense of belonging for migrants in local communities
  • Empower local workforce 

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:

  • Provide an in-depth analysis of the current situation regarding the employability of migrant women in Europe on a regional, national and local level
  • Design, Develop and Implement a bottom-up local integration strategy for Women TCNs sustainable skills and capacity development in employability and entrepreneurship
  • Develop and Implement a Blended Training Package for migrant women
  • Develop an Online Platform
  • Disseminate the results and make the project outcomes sustainable

 

activities

  • Focus groups with TCNs women and stakeholders
  • Needs analysis and community based socioeconomic ecosystem mapping Data Collection and Analysis
  • Dissemination and collection of online questionnaires among target group members and stakeholders
  • Design and Development of the Guidebook for the development of needs- oriented, bottom up, contextualized local integration strategies for Women TCNs through the Market
  • Implementation of a Needs analysis and community based socioeconomic ecosystem mapping Data Collection and Analysis
  • Development of the ENFEM Local Integration Strategies
  • Development of a training package’s contents
  • Development of online learning environment
  • Development of a Placement/Internships methodological Guidebook  

results

  • Detailed analysis of the current situation regarding the employability of migrant women in Europe;
  • Design, Develop and Implement a bottom-up local integration strategy for Women TCNs sustainable skills and capacity development in employability and entrepreneurship;
  • Develop and Implement a Blended Training Package for migrant women;
  • Develop an online platform.

Besides Work Package 1, concerning Project Management and Financial Coordination, and Work Package 5 concerning dissemination activities targeting specific groups as well as all the people who could be potentially interested in becoming aware about the topic of the project and the results achieved by the consortium, the work for the next two years is divided in three different work packages.

Work Package 2:

ENFEM Needs-Oriented, Bottom-Up Local Integration Strategies.

The lead organization of this WP will develop a guidebook which will support partners in the development of their local integration strategies, and which will be able to be transferred as a best practice tool to communities beyond the project countries. The Guidebook will also be supported by specialized tools for qualitative data collection, needs analysis and community based socioeconomic ecosystem mapping. 

In all partner countries, partners will collect and analyse data from various resources, such as literature reviews, focus groups and questionnaires.

10 ENFEM Local Integration Strategies will be developed based on the above-mentioned data analysis, which will provide the theoretical, political and practical road map for the integration of Women TCNs through the local market inclusion. 

Work package 3:

ENFEM Training Package – training, communication and network digital environment

The instructional design approach to develop the training modules and guidelines will be based on an adapted version of the ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation) model. Specifically, the learning environment will include 5 training modules for Women TCNs on the following themes of a total duration of 24 hours: – Starting up a business – Communication Skills – Soft Skills – Design Thinking – Human Resource – Marketing – Business Administration – Ideation – Digital Skills. 

The training package for the local actors will be composed of 2 modules of total duration of 12 hours and will cover themes such as: – Local Planning and Strategy Development – Pedagogies for Capacity Building – Integration through the Market – Diversity Management – Policy Development and Impact Assessment.

The online learning platform will be created using a Learning Management System (LMS) such as Moodle. The platform will facilitate the: – Target groups’ self-screening – Learning both for migrants and local stakeholders – Exchange of best practices – Support and guidance for social orientation – An awareness campaign section.

Work Package 4:

Implementation of the ENFEM Training Package

The lead organization of this WP will develop a guidebook which will support partners in the development of their local integration strategies, and which will be able to be transferred as a best practice tool to communities beyond the project countries. The Guidebook will also be supported by specialized tools for qualitative data collection, needs analysis and community based socioeconomic ecosystem mapping. 

In all partner countries, partners will collect and analyse data from various resources, such as literature reviews, focus groups and questionnaires.

10 ENFEM Local Integration Strategies will be developed based on the above-mentioned data analysis, which will provide the theoretical, political and practical road map for the integration of Women TCNs through the local market inclusion. 

partners