Labour Integration for Migrants Employment – LIME Project
Duration Starting date: 1 December 2018 End date: 31 March 2021
Project coordinator Centro di Informazione ed Educazione allo Sviluppo - CIES Onlus (Italy)
LUMSA research unit leader Prof. Folco Cimagalli
Members of LUMSA research unit Prof. Filippo Giordano
Junior Researchers Cristiana Di Pietro, Marco Mastrodascio
Funding Overall EU contribution: Euro 797.630,43 Contribution received by LUMSA: Euro 67.506,30
LIME Project Consortium LIME project is developed by an international consortium involving 7 partners from Italy, France and Spain: Centro di Informazione ed Educazione allo Sviluppo – CIES Onlus (Italy), Confcooperative – Unione Metropolitana di Roma – CONFCOOP-ROMA (Italy), Federación de Plataformas Sociales Pinardi – PINARDI (Spain), Asociación Guarani de Cooperación Paraguay España – GUARANÍ NGO (Spain), Libera Università Maria SS. Assunta di Roma – LUMSA (Italy), Federazione Centro Nazionale Opere Salesiane Formazione Aggiornamento Professionale – CNOS-FAP (Italy) and The European Association for Local Democracy – ALDA (France).
Project goals LIME project aims at achieving the following goals:
Boosting the collaboration among socio-economic key actors (associations of employers, vocational training providers, employment services, local authorities, companies CoCs)
Increasing the employment in the labour market of TCNs through business training, workshops for self-entrepreneurship and L2 professional language courses
Adapting the existing labour market integration policies and tools to TCNs’ needs
Promoting local initiatives for the better inclusion of TCNs in the labour market through the implementation of the MEIC methodology in Italy and Spain
Standardizing the “Cluster” methodology to make it replicable in other local contexts.
Project contents LIME – Labour Integration For Migrants Employment – is a 2-years project which aims at promoting the swift integration of young Third Country Nationals – TCNs – (aged 18-29) in the labour market, by implementing the Migrants Economic Integration Cluster (MEIC) model all over Europe. The MEIC is an innovative and participatory approach based on the creation of a partnership of socio-economic multi-stakeholders, including public and private actors.
Through the definition and the implementation of MEIC model, the LIME project intends to create a long-term strategy to strengthen the policies and tools for integration of young migrants into the labour market in the territories of action, adapting them to their needs.
The work conducted by LUMSA research unit will specifically analyse the MEIC monitoring and evaluating the pilot actions implemented in Madrid (Spain) and Rome (Italy) in order to:
Analyze the potentials for a sustainable system of local clustering for fostering migrants integration in the labour market by evaluating the Italian vocational and entrepreneurial MEIC and of the Spanish vocational MEIC to be created within the two pilot actions.
Conceive a new method of cooperation among socio-economic private and public actors by creating a MEIC methodology to be transferred to relevant key actors at EU level.
Formulate policy recommendations addressing local, national and EU institutions to support for the development of such a kind of clusters in the territory.
Consortium Meetings 21-22 February 2019 – Rome (Italy) 22-23 October 2019 – Madrid (Spain) 23-24 February 2020 – Rome (Italy)