|Project Coordinator and partners|
Frauenservice Graz: Women’s Service Graz (Austria), Monika-Naiset liitto ry (Finland), PEOPLE s.r.l. (Italy), Women’s issues information centre (WIIC) (Lithuania), IREA (Romania) and SURT. Women’s Foundation (Spain)
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Migrant women are one of the most disadvantaged groups in the EU in terms of labour participation and social inclusion. Despite their diversity as a group, gender and origin crisscross as disadvantage factors in their lives. Subsequently, migrant women have high unemployment rates, are among the lowest paid workers in the EU and are consistently de-skilled and pushed to casual jobs in unregulated sectors. This results in a systematic violation of their rights, an invaluable loss of talent and a high risk of poverty in the crisis economy.
FORWARD builds on a potential strong mechanism to overcome these problems, promoting the participation of migrant women in adult education, and focuses particularly on two key tools: competence-based methodologies and competence validation frameworks.
Migrant women, labour participation, social inclusion, adult education, competence
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The main aim of FORWARD is to design and implement an innovative competence-based portfolio and pedagogical tools for the identification, recognition, validation and development of the competences of migrant women, as a way to improve their employability and social inclusion.
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Stéphanie Barillé - email@example.com