Act in Time a series of project workshops and dissemination events

Zagreb, 19July 2017 – Being one of nine project partners in the international two year project entitled “Act in Time - Transnational Actions for the access and Integration of Migrants into EU labour market” implemented in nine different EU countries, in the period from April to July 2017 SEECEL organized and hosted a series of three thematic workshops.

The project is funded from the EU Asylum Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF). The overall objective of this project is to implement concrete actions to facilitate access and promote the integration of migrants in the workplace.

Specific objectives are to:
The workshops gathered representatives of the Croatian Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts, Croatian Chamber of Economy, Croatian Chamber of Crafts, Gender Task Force - Initiative for Sustainable Growth (GTF – ISG), Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), Taste of Home Cooperative, Centre for Peace Studies and their cooperative “Taste of Home”, Croatian Ministry of Labour and Pension System, Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies, Croatian Red Cross, International Organization for Migration and Croatian Employers’ Association.

The aim of these activities was to gather and liaise with all relevant stakeholders, not only to present them the Act in Time project but also to discuss the current state of play and explore the possibilities and ways for future join cooperation in the implementation. These structured discussions served as a basis for preparing the Country Report of Needs Analysis and collecting the Best Practices, as the experience and the information shared by the organizations who have implemented and are currently implementing projects in the field of integration of migrants, asylum seekers and those granted with asylum and their potential access to work are extremely valuable.

Some of the workshops’ conclusions were that Croatia needed to continue to build a structured system which would include the collaboration between the state, the involved NGOs and the business sector, to develop a tracking system on development of migrants, asylum seekers and those granted with asylum in terms of personal and professional development in order to help them become active citizens and employees.

The project coordinator is Istituto Formazione Operatori Aziendali (I.F.O.A.) from Italy, and project partners are: Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen from Belgium, Centro Especifico de Educacion a Distancia (CEEDCV) from Spain, Edugep, Concepcao, Desenvolvimento e Gestao de Projectos de Naturaleza Educacional, Social e Cultural, Lda from Portugal, Vorein zur Forderung von Arbeit und Beschaftigung – Vocational Integration (FAB) from Austria, Kunskapsbolaget Integra AB from Sweden, Mayor Formation from France, Zweckerverband Volkshochschule Passau from Germany and SEECEL representing Croatia.