Career guidance and counselling training for ALMIT facilitators

Empowering migrants to enter the EU labor market is a difficult and challenging process characterized by diverse and often uncertain socio-economic, socio-political and cultural differences and barriers. Throughout their process of adapting to a different culture, career guidance and counseling skills can serve as a useful tool for more effective coping, adaptation and understanding of social opportunities and integration into the job market.

Third year of ALMIT - Lessons learned

Many European countries have been affected by the migrant crisis and and they tried to find appropriate mechanisms to support migrant population. Education is recognized as one of the most important mechanisms in the integration process, contributing to improving not only knowledge and skills but also quality of life, and employability improvment. ALMIT - Acceleration Of Labor Market Integration Of Immigrants Through Mapping Of Skills And Trainings aims to find ways to facilitate the integration of migrants into the labor market, and in the 2019, dozens of trainings and trainings were designed and piloted in the field of Serbian language, civic education and intercultural learning. The project is being implemented from January 2018 to June 2020 in four countries - Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey and Austria. The third partner meeting of the ALMIT project was held in Duzce, Turkey on 20-21of January, 2020, attended by representatives of the University of Sofia (Bulgaria), Zgura-M Ltd (Bulgaria), the Austrian Youth Workers Movement - ÖJAB (Austria), Municipality of Sid (Serbia), Philanthropy (Serbia), Düzce Governorship (Turkey) Düzce İl Milli Eğitim Müdürlüğü (Turkey) and Belgrade Open School. During the meeting, the results of the work of all partners were presented.   In addition, partners presented plans for the implementation of implementation of Work Package 5 - Counseling on Settlement and Job Search and future project activities. 

New Year's celebration for children in Šid

Cultural and Educational Center Sid organized on 31.12.2019. New Year's celebration for children. The young people from the reception center in Sid also took part in this event, presenting their handicrafts which they donated to the citizens present. Project ALMIT - Acceleration Of Labor Market Integration Of Immigrants Through Mapping Of Skills And Trainings was also presented on this occasion.

Gaining New Knowledge to Reduce Discrimination

Representatives of the Belgrade Open School and Philanthropy presented the lecture about discrimination to the students of Rifat Burdžović Tršo Elementary School in Tutin and shared their experiences of working with the migrant population. On behalf of the project team, Ivan Topalovic presented the mechanisms of discrimination and explained why it is important to meet new people and cultures throughout our lives, and how this can enrich our lives. Zineta Sadiković and Anisa Mecinović, professors of the Serbian language, who provide educational programs within the ALMIT project, explained who are their students and how they learn the Serbian language, what the classes look like in the asylum camp and how they overcome the cultural and linguistic barriers. ALMIT - Acceleration Of Labor Market Integration Of Immigrants Through Mapping Of Skills And Trainings project aims to find ways to facilitate the integration of migrants into the labor market, and it is funded by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI). Partners in Serbia are Belgrade Open School (BOS), Philanthropy, and Municipality of Sid.

What you need to know about Congo and Burundi?

When was the last time you learned something new about another country without visiting it? Do you know how similar your culture is to another culture? How similar are Congo, Serbia, and Burundi? These are some of the questions we have tried to answer together.

Orange the World International Campaign

Within the international campaign 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, ALMIT Team from Serbia is preparing raising awareness events where we will discuss discrimination, equality, and many other important issues.

ALMIT on Info Day on EU Programs

Members of the project team Branimirka Riđošić and Željka Jarić participated in the "Info Day on EU Programs" training, organized in cooperation with the Regional Agency of Serbia and the Regional Development Agency Backa, where they presented project ALMIT - Acceleration Of Labour Market Integration Of Immigrants Through Mapping Of Skills And Trainings. The training was realized on Monday, December 2, 2019, in Novi Sad. During the training, they were introduced with the procedures for applying to EU programs as well as sources of information and how to connect with interested parties for EU programs, and in particular the EU Employment and Social Innovation Program (EASI), which also implements the ALMIT project.

ALMIT and Just Human Project

On Saturday, November 30th, at the Sava Šumanović Gymnasium in Šid, was organized a sport tournament, on which participated students and youth from the migrant population who are currently stay in the reception center in Šid. On this occasion, was presented the project "ALMIT - Acceleration Of Labor Market Integration Of Immigrants Through Mapping Of Skills And Trainings". This event was attended by the high school director Nada Anicic, teachers and professional associates of the high school, as well as other teams. The tournament was organized by a student group JUST HUMAN with the aim of getting students to know each other better, to socialize more and to overcome differences and barriers for migrants. The "JUST HUMAN" project was recently awarded in Novi Sad.

PRESENTATION OF ALMIT PROJECT IN BRUSSELS

At the EU-Funding Workshop on the Asylum , Migration and Integration Fund, Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps, organized in Brussels by Eurodiaconia, Philanthropy team introduced ALMIT – international project “Acceleration of labour market integration of immigrants through mapping of skills and trainings“ to its partners.   Read more about event here. 

THIRD NATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

The third National Advisory Board Meeting within the project ALMIT - Acceleration Of Labour Market Integration Of Immigrants Through Mapping Of Skills And Trainings, was held on November 1, 2019 at Charitable Foundation of the Serbian Orthodox Church "Philanthropy".

Career counseling as a key of integration

What can we learn as a career counsellors from a person who is our client? Can we successfully counselling someone if we do not know his story? How do we contribute to society through career counseling?

ALMIT - Again in Sid

During the last week of August, trainings for immigrants housed in a reception-transit center in Sid continued.

ACCESS TO LECTURES AT ANY TIME AND ANYWHERE

Serbian team introduced e-learning platform to participants included in ALMIT Project. After successful first clases, participants had opportunity to check e-learning platform where they can find materials and handouts used in language course and civic and intercultural sessions.

SECOND NATIONAL ADVISORY GROUP MEETING

The Second National Advisory Group Meeting within project ALMIT - Acceleration Of Labour Market Integration Of Immigrants Through Mapping Of Skills And Trainings was held on 11th of June in Belgrade Open School. The meeting was attended by representatives of Ministry of Labour, National Employment Service, Red Cross, Serbian Association of Andragogists, Adult Education Society, Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities, as well as project team members from Belgrade Open School, Municipalit

THE FIRST COURSES IN ŠID, SERBIA

The first serbian language courses within project ALMIT - Acceleration Of Labor Market Integration Of Immigrants Through Mapping Of Skills And Trainings. The first training was attended by more than 40 participants.

STAGE TWO IN PROVIDING REFUGEE SUPPORT

Since the beginning of the refugee crisis, many countries were faced with the bigger inflow of refugee population which needed different support mechanisms – from law support to educational activities.

THE FIRST LANGUAGE COURSES FOR REFUGEES IN TUTIN, SERBIA

The first language courses for refugees and immigrants who are currently staying in Serbia started in Tutin.

ALMIT PRESENTED TO A PROFESSIONAL PUBLIC

Education for health workers from Sid and representatives of the Public Health Institute Sremska Mitrovica on the topic "Provision of culturally sensitive services and prevention of stress, combustion and secondary trauma in service providers" was held on Saturday, 12.02.2019. in the hall of the Municipal Assembly of Sid.

THE FIRST TRAINING FOR FACILITATORS WITHIN THE ALMIT PROJECT

First Training of trainers within ALMIT project was held on Tuesday, December 25th in Belgrade Open School.

STUDY VISIT TO IZMIR

On December 12 and 13, 2018, representatives of the Municipality of Sid visited the institution of local self-government and public health institutions in the city of Izmir, Turkey, a country that had experience and good practice in the care of the health of migrants and refugees.

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