Migrant populations are a growing reality in European society today, the ageing of Europe's population will ensure that net migration flows into Europe will continue apace for many years to come. Successful integration of these migrant communities into civic and political life is essential if a cohesive and inclusive society in Europe is to be achieved

The aim of ON-D-GO project is to support the economic integration of migrants through the creation of a tailored migrant entrepreneurship training programme with a suite of flexible and adaptable training resources that will help VET trainers achieve their integration objectives and support learning on the go!


The key objectives of this project are to:

  • Support the continuous professional development of VET professionals working in migrant integration education;
  • Support migrants wishing to establish their own business
  • Integrate migrants into mainstream society thus enhancing social inclusion.

The project will achieve these aims and objectives by:

  • Supporting the professional development of VET trainers and migrant support workers in the fields of entrepreneurship and mobile learning
  • Designing new learning materials based on the needs of trainers and migrant entrepreneurs

 

Over the next two years (October 2017 to September 2019), ON-D-GO will deliver the following five main outputs:

  • Enterprise Learning Curriculum and Resource Toolbox for migrant entrepreneurs
  • A new in-service CPD training programme for VET trainers in the area of migrant entrepreneurship
  • The ON-D-GO e-learning portal to support learning on the go for both trainers and migrants
  • ON-D-GO Policy Paper which will examine the experience of the project partners in 7 Member States and make recommendations for policy change on the basis of that experience
  • Case studies profiling how enterprising learning and skills development has assisted migrants and refugees to effectively integrate into host communities and the labour market

Partners

ONDGO is brought to you by a project team from across Europe presented by the following organisations:

Meath Partnership

Meath Partnership

Meath Partnership

Meath Partnership is a not-for-profit organisation responsible for the design and implementation of local, rural and community development programmes in County Meath, Ireland. We specialise in building the capacity of local communities through the design and implementation of a range of projects and programmes tackling persistent incidence of exclusion and disadvantage. We are also responsible for the implementation of the LEADER Rural Development Programme in our territory, and focus on improving the economic, social and cultural quality of life through the creation of sustainable rural communities in County Meath through the provision of capital investment, training opportunities and mentoring support for the development and expansion of micro-enterprises, social enterprise and local businesses. We hold charitable status and currently employ 27 full-time staff.

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SFEDI Group

SFEDI Group

SFEDI Group

Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative Limited Established in 1996, the Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative (SFEDI) makes a difference through enterprise learning and skills development. It works to support the learning and skills development of prospective and current owner-managers of small businesses and those professionals supporting the development of enterprise and entrepreneurship. We do this in different ways including being the government recognised sector skills body for business enterprise and enterprise support in the United Kingdom.

There are three key elements to the business: research and standard-setting; development and delivery of regulated qualifications; support for continuing professional development amongst enterprising individuals, organisations and communities. Areas of work and expertise include: the development of occupational standards; the development of qualifications; development of apprenticeship standards; development of bespoke programmes of learning; researching enterprise learning and skills development needs; mapping of business and enterprise support and learning and skills development; strategic reviews; development of enterprise learning and skills resources.

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BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH

BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH

BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH

BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH (www.best.at) was founded in 1990 as an independent Austrian organisation for providing continuous training, vocational qualification and career services. Its main activities comprise the development of innovative training programmes for young (+16) individuals and adults, many of them disadvantaged and with migration background, on continuous and vocational training, counselling & coaching and activation for job seekers and employees. The training schemes are client-oriented and based on both the specific needs of the labour market and the participants' individual situations, skills and competences, previous experience and life circumstances.

The institute offers training facilities for up to 15,000 students per year. The innovative training programmes for different target groups include own pedagogic and didactic approaches and materials, especially for social integration, empowerment, self-reflection and motivation, as well as ICT based methods which are constantly being updated.

As one of the first training institutes in Austria, BEST has become a certified Eco-C-centre (European Communication Certificate) and provides respective trainings and tests. Within its International Projects Department, BEST shows long experience of cooperation in more than 190 European projects, both as coordinator and partner. The institute is focused on exchange of experience and practice, as well as joint development with European Partners.

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Vytautas Magnus University

Vytautas Magnus University

Vytautas Magnus University

Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) is a public university that was established in 1922. Not only does it nurture and cherish deep-rooted traditions of the past, but it is also a prominent intellectual and cultural institution recognized in Lithuania, the Baltic region, Europe, and the rest of the world. Ranked in QS World University Rankings 2018 as a leader in the country by its internationality, VMU is the only public higher education institution in Lithuania and one of the few in the region where a wide liberal arts education is imparted. This means that students can change and organize their schedule freely, minor in one field and major in another, travel abroad on international exchange and get ready for those trips by taking some of the available 30 foreign language courses which never interfere with the specialty subjects. As a reflection of global academic trends, more and more lectures (separate courses and even whole study programmes) are taught in English, many of them by professors from abroad.

Facts & Figures

10 Faculties
Economics & Management | Political Science & Diplomacy | Arts | Humanities | Social Sciences | Natural Sciences | Informatics | Law | Catholic Theology | Music Academy

>7 000 students
7% international students from over 50 countries

>30
bachelor & master’s degree study programmes taught in English

>500 partnerships
student exchange possibilities with scholarships in over 60 countries all around the world

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Oxfam Italia

Oxfam Italia

Oxfam Italia

Oxfam Italia is an Italian NGO, non-profit association, full member of the International Confederation Oxfam, which involves 18 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty. Oxfam Italia main areas of intervention are the following:

1. Development cooperation and humanitarian aid, in different areas of intervention (agricultural and rural development, vocational training and education, health and economic development, prevention of local disasters) and in different countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

2. Campaigns and Programs in Italy. Oxfam Italia has been working for over ten years at local and national level in planning and implementing activities for the social, educational and economic integration of migrants. Thanks to this experience, Oxfam Italia began in 2011 working with asylum seekers through reception programs, currently implemented in Tuscany and in Sicily and hosting some 300 asylum seekers, provided with linguistic mediation services and language classes. Recently, Oxfam Italia started working in Sicily and Ventimiglia (close to the French border), providing emergency kits and legal advice to migrants left out from the reception system. Moreover, based on its programs experience, Oxfam Italia carries out campaigning and advocacy activities in order to raise public awareness of the causes of poverty and social exclusion and to press decision-makers to change policies and practices.

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CARDET

CARDET

CARDET

CARDET is one of the leading research and training centres in the eastern Mediterranean region with global expertise in project design and implementation, project management, training, and e-learning. CARDET has completed numerous projects relating to the development of adult and vocational training initiatives in the areas of financial literacy, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Members of its team and board represent European and International Higher education institutions, training centres and international organizations, and have in-depth knowledge of the adult training sector, social justice, e-learning approaches, and social progress. CARDET brings together an international team of experts with decades of global expertise in adult training, capacity building, curriculum development, social entrepreneurship, vocational training, design thinking, innovation, education research, evaluation, and human resource development. Members of the CARDET team have successfully participated in more than 200 projects in more than 30 countries, several of which were supported by the European Commission, the United Nations Development Program, Microsoft, the Commonwealth of Learning, international agencies, and governments from around the world.

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Swiss Federation of Adult Learning (SVEB)

Swiss Federation of Adult Learning (SVEB)

Swiss Federation of Adult Learning (SVEB)

The Swiss Federation for Adult Learning (SVEB) is the umbrella organisation for general and vocational adult learning. Membership of SVEB includes private and state schools, associations, as well as regional officials in charge of adult learning. SVEB groups over 700 members. SVEB has permanent secretariats in German-, French- and Italian-speaking Switzerland.

SVEB develops innovative projects in the field of lifelong learning for various target groups (low skilled workers and adults with basic skills need, migrants, women and elderly people). SVEB has also developed and currently runs a professional “train the trainer system” and a quality system for adult education providers (eduQua). Both systems are today vital pillars of the Swiss adult education sector.

Furthermore, SVEB promotes cooperation among adult learning institutions and creates awareness of the importance of adult learning. SVEB is also involved in various research projects on matters relating to adult learning. The main points of emphasis are the structural and organisational development of the adult education system.

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