Vocational Inclusion of Immigrants

Let’s Destroy Barriers for Vocational Inclusion of Immigrants

EU-Programme: Erasmus+, KA2, Strategic Partnerships for Vocational Education and Training
Coordination: Düzce Governorship (Turkey)
Duration: September 2017 – October 2019

The management of refugee crisis is one of the most challenging problems of EU and some other countries due to its complex social, political and economic stages. This process requires rapid and effective steps to form necessary conditions for the integration of immigrants into society. In Turkey, more than 4 million refugees live in Turkey and five thousands of them accommodates in Düzce.

One of the most fundamental measures to be taken for complete and durable integration is the inclusion of immigrants into labor market and ultimately economic welfare of these people. In order to learn, search, socialize, develop their abilities and knowledge for new job opportunities, get vocational educations and successfully carry out the job they find; the language barriers in front of a healthier and faster integration process have to destroyed. However, most of these people can’t get a working permission. Although a definite part can achieve a faster and easier inclusion into labor market after destroying language barriers, the other part that form the bigger part will not be able to work due to not being able to get a work permission requiring a long process or mostly results in as negatively. Therefore, these people have to be a seasonal worker in agriculture and livestock sector or being an employer. At this point, there is a big need to develop the entrepreneurship skill of the immigrants. Within the project, we will develop 150 short language modules that will carry the beneficiaries from A1 to A2 level, share these modules via a platform, create a practical handbook for urgent help in daily situations with daily structures and dialogues and develop a comprehensive entrepreneurship training module.

The outputs will be designed with four related EU partner to get more innovative and international results that are suitable for the target group needs and profiles. All the good practices, experiences and innovations in partner countries will be searched, the outputs will be developed and the language modules will be piloted, then the project outputs will be disseminated with local and international events. With better communication abilities, immigrants will be able to integrate into the city they live, local people will be able to communicate with these  people  more easily and all these outcomes will provide a more peaceful society. They will be able to look for job opportunities, include vocational courses and effectively work in worklife. With developed entrepreneurship skills they will be more active, equipped and  be able to create new job opportunities for themselves and maybe for other local people. These effects will be able to achieved in all partner countries and with dissemination activities the project will have similar impact on more people at EU level.


This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.