Provide young people, especially those belonging to the NEETS, and women, with marketable skills
A.3 Promotion of social inclusion and the fight against poverty
A.3.1 Professionalization of young people (NEETS) and women
The International Rescue committee (IRC) having started its operation in Greece in 2015, at the peak of the refugee crisis, brings its proven experience in integration programs and emergency response in Greece as well as globally. The IRC was among the first organizations offering labour market orientation and integration services, helping refugees and migrants navigate their new community and attain financial independence. Since 2017, the IRC in Greece has supported directly and in collaboration with partners over 2,000 people with employment readiness and entrepreneurship programmes, with the active engagement of the local community and private sector.

The objective of the project is to support vulnerable youth refugees, asylum seekers, migrants have access to services and livelihoods opportunities that safely and sustainable meet their needs. The project will include a multi-tiered self-reliance programme providing employability support with counseling and job readiness training, as well as with the development and piloting of skills-based training in relevant sectors such as tourism and hospitality (customer service, housekeeping), facility management and entrepreneurship. The project in collaboration with partners will provide curricula for training courses that are oriented towards the needs of target group and the labour market as well as focus on the linkages with employment opportunities. Particular attention will be paid on the creation of digital material and e-learning methodologies as well as cross-border learning and capitalization of results of previous projects.
The objectives of the project are:
• support vulnerable youth and women, and in particular NEETs to increase their income and assets and meet their basic needs through the provision of market-relevant employment skills, tailored vocational trainings and linkages to the local labour market;
• facilitate the transfer of experience, knowledge and cross border learning to develop effective actions for the labour market integration of vulnerable refugee and migrant youth and women;
• Capitalize on previous programming experience and results by building on piloted projects in the region
Expected results
• Professional skills based curricula in specific sectors per country
• Establishment of a network of employers to support job placement for training graduates
• Refugee and migrant youth and women with improved market-relevant knowledge and skills following personalized counseling and coaching as well as job readiness, entrepreneurship and skills-based trainings
International Rescue Committee Greece
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