Strengthening Employment and Education Skills for Integration (SEESI)
ACH hosted five partner organisations on November 5th and 6th 2018 for the kick-off meeting for our new ERAMUS+ project Strengthening Employment and Education Skills for Integration (SEESI). The partner organisations are; Folkuniversitetet (Sweden), FISPE (France), Dimitra Education & Consulting (Greece), Rinova (UK), and Ballymun Job Centre Co-operative Society Limited (Ireland).
The kick-off meeting was an excellent opportunity to meet some new partners and reconnect with others from previous projects. The opportunity to share best practice and find out about innovative work being done across Europe is an invaluable one.
SEESI aims to revolutionise the integration process in European states through a ‘life before language’ strategic approach. SEESI will seek to support individuals who are currently acting as support workers on an informal, ad hoc basis within refugee communities and providing them with additional training and support to formalise their work.
In particular, SEESI aims to;
- Fast track development opportunities for refugees through offering training and education in individual’s native language.
- Reduce social isolation through creating a network of native language support workers.
- Language learning particularly targeted at integration alongside work-based learning.
- Specialist, in-community information, advice and guidance services.
ACH look forward to working with our partners until the projects conclusion in the summer of 2021 and fulfilling the projects ambitious aims.