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Informal and non-formal competences matching devise for migrants' employability and active citizenship
Start date: Dec 1, 2010,

While there is general agreement about the fact that the recognition of non-formal and informal learning may be beneficial for all levels of the adult population, many countries are examining the possibility of using this approach to deal with the problems faced by certain groups, especially vulnerable to professional or social exclusion. Migrants are the focus of special attention in this area of intervention. As a matter of fact, the recognition of skills, competences and qualifications of migrant workers in the EU is still a problematic issue. There is a strong demand for strategies or even procedures and models for the recognition of competences acquired in non-formal and informal contexts thus satisfying labour market needs or encouraging people to participate in new learning and vocational pathways. In this perspective, MATCH's contribution will consist mainly in the promotion of innovative transnational and multichannel interaction modalities among public and private actors involved in VET/adult education, also considering the labour market. A significant contribution will also result from innovative and interactive technological solutions. The main project's outputs will be: the development of a web-based functional tool (LO-MATCH software platform) connecting the migrants' competences acquired in formal, non-formal and informal contexts to occupational profiles and to companies' labour demand. The system will be adopted by the Chambers of Commerce/training organisations involved in the project. Integrated information, advice and assistance services will be offered by "one-stop shops" set up in each Chamber of Commerce/training organisation and will be addressed mainly to migrants. A joint and consistent dissemination and exploitation strategy will be developed. (dedicated website, promotional materials, final publication in English and final international conference) ensuring the visibility, demonstration and recognition of the project's main results.
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