MaWIC @ NABIBB Conference

On October 30th 2018, MaWIC was represented at the Conference “Angekommen in Deutschland – was nun?” (“Arrived in Germany – and now?”) of the National Agency in Germany in Cologne. Around 90...

MaWIC dissemination material arrived

Our dissemination material arrived in Spain, Sweden, Finland, Hungary and Germany last week. The flyer and rollup do look amazing! We cannot wait to spread the flyers and present the rollup at...

How can integration be successful?


To answer this fundamental question for the MaWIC-project, we refer to the scientific research by Steffi Robak who developed the Model of Cultural Learning Formations. This model considers...

MaWIC - Facilitating Migration and Workplace Integration with Qualified Personnel and Concepts

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“Integration through work” is one of the cornerstones of success in order to ensure a smooth integration of migrants / refugees in general into their new living environment abroad, but a successful integration through work does not end with signing the employment contract. Workplace integration is an interactive process that requires efforts from all parties involved: the migrant worker, the employer and his personnel and in some areas of work even the employers’ customers or clients. Besides very practical and legal aspects, intercultural and social processes are the key in order to pave the way for smooth workplace integration.

 

In order to facilitate the successful integration of migrants at the workplace the MaWIC project explores and shapes the role of a “Migration and Workplace Integration Coach” (MaWICoach) and develops a tailored training for educators. MaWICoaches will be supporting persons providing the necessary guidance and coaching of employers and migrant workers within the workplace integration process and also involve the personnel. Future MaWICoaches are educators and trainers of adult institutions, further vocational institutions, HR managers as well as personnel in companies responsible for workplace integration of new personnel.

What do we work on?

Workplace integration is a key element for the sustainability of integration processes and a challenge to be faced by employers, migrants and colleagues. For this reason, MaWIC develops different outcomes to facilitate workplace integration within the three-year project period!

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“Migration and Workplace Integration Coaches” (MaWICoaches) are facilitators for the successful workplace integration of migrants. Their role is shaped at the beginning of the project by the development of the profile including required knowledge, skills and competences.

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During the course of the project, a MaWIC training course will be developed for the "Migration and Workplace Integration Coach" using a variety of intertwined learning approaches, such as Flipped Classroom, Distance Learning, Work-Based Learning, Transnational Learning and classroom elements.

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Related to the MaWI-Coach profile the project partners define a workplace integration concept addressing the employers' side of the integration process with adequate tools and instruments. Furthermore a migration and integration support concept is developed, which addresses the workplace integration of migrant workers themselves complementary to public efforts undertaken in order to integrate migrants into local communities. Both concepts and the integrated tools are meant to support Migration and Workplace Integration Professionals and those fulfilling such roles in their everyday work with migrants and their employers.

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MaWIC works on recommendations for politics and praxis to ensure a sustainable integration of migrants at the workplace. The transnational partner consortium will generate guidelines for the application at micro, meso and macro level, addressing companies, social partners, chambers and politics by exploiting the results and perspectives of the project. 

Partners

The MaWIC project is run by a consortium of six partners with expertise in integration and experienced in the chosen sectors healthcare, transport and logistics as well as automotive.