LTTA of Work Inclusion Held with Project Partners in Spain

Seville, September 08 (Afridat/OurVoice): A two days expert meeting with the title Learning, Teaching, Training Activities – LTTA under the project WINC 2021 was held successfully in Seville on the 6th and 7th September.     

Innovative Validation Acquired Experience Methodology for Immigration is the vision of the project WINC 2021 and being implemented with the partnership of Euroform, Osengo, 1st EK of Perveza, Afridat Innovation and Incoma.  

The representatives from the partner organisations and development experts critically analysed and evaluated the WINC Training Modules and the new mobile application WINCAPP developed under this project. The newly conceived VAE methodology will allow a fast recognition of qualifications, experiences and skills with a consequent improvement of the working conditions of validators and of migrants, allowing them to aspire to better personal and professional conditions, minimizing the possibility of remaining on the margins of the social life of the country of arrival.

The development experts discussed the inclusion of migrants in vocational education and training pathways. The participants discussed possible applications of the project results from the point of view of professionals working with migrants, which resulted in a rich exchange of experiences and opinions.

Notable that the project WINC 2021 is composed of 5 partners: Euroform, which is the leading partner of the project, and is located in Italy; Incoma, the Spanish partner; Osengo, the French partner; 1st E.K. Prevezas, the Greek partner; and Afridat UG the German partner.

The project aims at meeting the needs of certification operators (validators), or future validators, working in adult education institutions to learn new methods in order to be able to certify migrants’ experiences, qualifications and skills and, consequently, to allow the latter a better socio-occupational integration. In this regard, the creation of a new instrument based on the national experiences of Validation of Acquired Experience (VAE) and supported by technological tools capable of overcoming geographical and spatial constraints appears to be an optimal solution capable of mitigating the current absence of uniformity in the certification of qualifications and skills in the European Union.

In the recent survey conducted under the European project, it was found that migrants who arrive in European countries often struggle to integrate into the social and occupational system of their country of arrival because they are confronted with a lack of univocal and adequate tools to meet their expectations. Most of the time, they enter the labour market in sectors that are different from the ones in which they worked in their country of origin because they are unable to demonstrate that they have previously acquired certain specific skills.

It is therefore necessary to create new and effective tools for the socio-occupational inclusion of migrants starting from the analysis of the current validation experiences in the countries where the migratory phenomenon has become prominent, with the aim of creating a shared validation tool that can be used by the operators working in adult training institutions.

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