22 November 2022

MOMENTUM project on the path for inclusion

MOMENTUM project, co-funded by the European Union’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund, is implemented in Greece, Hungary, Italy, Portugal and Spain since January 2022 and will be completed by the end of 2023.  The program full name “Breaking silos, promoting young TCN women’s access to targeted vocational training and labour market opportunities through social economy – MOMENTUM of Cooperation” gives a direct overview of the main aims and goal of this ambitious initiative.

Momentum aims at bringing together diverse stakeholders such as Civil Society Organizations, Public Employment Services, Vocational Trainer Providers, and actors from the social economy and social entrepreneurial sector to design innovative and impactful ways to support refugee and migrant women to access vocational training opportunities and the job market in their hosting countries.

One of the first key steps of the project was to conduct research on the barriers to accessing vocational training and the labour market faced by young refugee and migrant women and the level of collaboration among key stakeholders, led by Euricse. Data was collected in the five project partner countries: Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Hungary. The research findings are used to inform the next project activities involving stakeholders in each country to develop and test a collaborative framework. The collaboration framework is actually a document that frames and defines the collaboration among the different stakeholders that can facilitate and improve the access to training opportunities and to the job market for migrant women. Participating stakeholders come from the main target groups of the project, such as Vocational Training Providers, organizations and associations working with migrants and refugees, Public Employment Services and Social Economy and Social Entrepreneurship actors.

In fact, between October and January 2023 a series of multi-stakeholders activities will take place in the five program countries.

  • An info session to introduce to a wide audience of interested and relevant actors the immediate and long-term goals of the project
  • 5 Participatory Lab with diverse key actors, aiming at finalizing the Integrated Collaboration Framework working on a draft provided by the project’s partners. The participating actors will act together to mitigate and solve the barriers and obstacles that third-country nationals women face in five countries of the project.

The main objective of these actions is to provide a multi-stakeholder frame of collaboration and input to develop and pilot – from spring 2023 – a tailored Vocational Training program that will provide a unique and impactful experience to the beneficiary TCN women aged 18 to 35.

“Now MOMENTUM goes really into action,” says the Project Coordinator “inviting stakeholders to draw the paths of collaboration adapted to each national context, but also transferable to other European countries. The added value of the collaboration framework.”

To learn more about the project and to access the contact of the Project Coordinators in different countries, please visit www.momentumproject.eu

Contact Person
Name: Marina Sarli
Email: [email protected]