The meeting was carried out in a very practical way. It’s main objective was to present and test the final version of the IO4 “Learning Pathways to socio-economic inclusion” and the organisation of the piloting phase in each partner country. Partners have had the opportunity to work in groups and discuss/peer review all developed materials. Proposed topics of the workshops include: employability skills, self-assessment of skills and abilities, social media awareness, presentation of skills, creation of personal portfolio. An internal evaluation has been done after the meeting, the feedback from partners about the meeting and training is very good. It indicates that respondents’ welcome the experience of the partners in the field and in EU funded projects, the potential to share experiences and ideas (even online).
5 European countries have been placed in the top ten of a ranking for the integration of migrants, in 2020. Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Ireland, and Portugal were all found to be some of the world’s best countries when it comes to helping refugees assimilate into society.Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas clearly supports a more integrated EU, telling: “It is integration and inclusion that can help us fight xenophobia, exclusion, radicalization and us-vs-them narratives. We need to build mutual respect and foster a migrant’s sense of belonging”.
The Coordination meeting was divided in two parts: managerial one concentrated on the monitoring of developed activities and operational one focusing on the piloting phase of project’s deliverables. The SIMPLE outcomes (Narrative technique and Learning Pathways) will be piloted in 6 countries: Sweden, Italy, UK, Netherlands, Germany and Spain. During this meeting the “Piloting Guidelines and Reporting” has been presented to all partners.