BEST Institute for vocational training and personal training GmbH


Supporting Migrants into CVET

Over the last decades, migration flows increased in most EU Member States. Migrants from third countries account for around four percent of the total EU population according to the European Commission. Europe is confronted with an aging population and a shrinking workforce – which will lead to labour and skills shortages that will challenge economic growth prospects. Consequently, countries that make the best use of their migrant population may have better prospects to develop.

Many migrants arrive in Europe from third countries or travel from country to country within Europe having complete, partial or only initial levels of Vocational Education Training; this includes professionals and people in trades with skills often in demand in the host country. This concerns inter alia the MiGreat! project partners from Austria, Italy, Greece, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

The main project outcomes are a series of online educational material and mobile technology apps aimed at empowering migrants to make best use of their previous knowledge, skills and competences and thus more quickly move into the job market or Continuous Vocational Education Training in their hosting country. The final goal of the MiGreat! project is to train migrants’ trainers.

EU-Program: Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training
Coordination: Training 2000 psc (Italy)
Contact: Karin Kronika
Duration: October 2016 – September 2018

This project (project n° 2016-1-IT01-KA202-005348) has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication 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.