SEN-CIT: The sensitization of citizens in the field of immigrants' and refugees’ inclusion to the hosting society (Exchange of good practices in adult education)

After school programme for children
and educational classes for parents 

Project Name and ID

SENCIT: The sensitization of citizens in the field of immigrants' and refugees’ inclusion to the hosting society (Exchange of good practices in adult education)” 2018-1-PL01-KA204-050850

Project Scope 

The central aim of the project is to develop and pilot sensitization methods and tools, addressed to the hosting society in the participating countries. Project partners compile and exchange good practices for sensitization of local community as it regards to migrant and refugees’ inclusion process.

Good Practice Example

Title of activity

HelpRefugeesWork  

Description and scope of activity: 

HelpRefugeesWork is an innovative and free web service that brings motivated refugee job-seekers in contact with employers and training providers in Cyprus in an easy and efficient manner. HelpRefugeesWork is an initiative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Office in Cyprus, in collaboration with its NGO partner, the Cyprus Refugee Council. It is meant for refugees, employers, institutions running vocational education and training (VET) programmes, and individuals and organizations committed to promoting social participation, inclusion and diversity.

Working method used:

Interested employers, job seekers and training providers just need to register on the web platform and list their offers. This platform contains 3 distinct sections for online matching:
• A section where employers can list their job offer with particular details e.g. employer name, job title and description, location, occupational field /profession, required education, required language, required skills and qualifications.
• A section where refugee job seekers can list employment type (full time, part-time, internship/apprenticeship), preferred geographical region, and desired occupation. and details about their personal information, work experience, education, language, and other skills.
• A section for training programs available, training type, location, training provider and length of training.
All services provided by HelpRefugeesWork are free of charge. 

Outcomes:

Refugees reaching the shores of Cyprus bring with them valuable skills and professional qualifications that can be beneficial to the local society. HelpRefugeesWork facilitates matching job offers with the skills of refugees and provides access to gainful employment and to training opportunities. I short, refugees who are in employment become financially independent, support their families and become valuable members of the society.  

Participants’ Testimonies: 

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication (communication) 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.
Project number: 2018 - KA2 -1474192