This project was funded by the European Union – JUST/2014/RDIS/AG/DISC – and aimed at providing new tools, based on the exchange of best practices, to prevent intolerance in the labour market towards migrants.
The majority of working age migrants and foreigners in Central and Southern Europe do not have a job and many have been out of work for a considerable length of time.
The high levels of unemployment of working migrant people are most often perceived as a problem of scarce supply-side in the labour market, due to low levels of education and professional qualifications of migrants and foreigners. However, there is another dimension, less spoken and recognised, that is discrimination.
Discrimination significantly aggravates the situation and causes systemic exclusion from employment for a large number of the migrant and foreign communities.
For this particular project, CORE Platform partnered with Paragon Europe and embarked on a mission to overcome this discriminatory environment in Malta and within the Maltese business community. For the workshops, CORE Platform also partnered with Ms Maria-Gabriele Doublesin, who is an expert on interculturalism and social inclusion. You can find her website here: https://intercultural.com.mt
In May and June 2017, the first workshops on the issue were held at the premises of the Foundation for Human Resources Development in Sliema and Paragon Europe in Mosta respectively, with a number of entrepreneurs, employers, as well as the migrants and foreigners themselves actively participating in the debates.
Download the leaflet on what the project is all about here.