Migrants in Malta, Cyprus, Portugal, France and Austria are finding it hard to receive training that ensures their economic stability, a survey has found.
This study is the result of the first stage of the project IEUME, in which the University of Malta participates as one of the partners through its Centre for the Study and Practice of Conflict Resolution. The project is funded by the Erasmus + fund and aims to promote the integration of people of migrant origin through online training on issues pertinent to the European Union. This training will be free of charge and will cover topics such as the EU institutions, access to rights, political culture, civic participation, employability and cultural heritage.
The study consisted of a small-scale survey and a series of roundtables conducted in these 5 European countries, with 61.5% of the recipients stating they never received training as migrants in their host country. They cited lack of time due to the urgency of working, lack of information for training opportunities, language barriers and the absence of available training schemes as the reasons why this occurs.
It is available as a free e-book, which also contains a review of training opportunities for migrants and brief national reports on integration policies for each of the participant countries.