Gap Analysis in book-format

Recommendations

Recommendations of the project FIBA:

Comparing the referencing project FIBA with the examined projects led to some similar findings:

  • As discriminating effects on labour markets are valid, it is mainly in this sphere where intervention through projects is needed. Projects should establish direct and personal contacts to employers and companies, as through these direct contacts and personal experiences discriminating effects and prejudices can be overcome best. It is in the economy where discrimination and cultural-diversity related issues, especially in the hiring process, can be tackled best.
  • Counselling and support measures are needed to provide managers and human resources personnel with the capacity to deal appropriately with cultural diversity-related issues in the hiring process, thus avoiding biased recruitment outcomes and contributing to productivity as well as the labour market integration of immigrants.
  • Culture-sensitive counsellors and coaches must be engaged, who can function as role-models for youngsters and who are able to establish an understanding of mutual trust.
  • The acceptance of existing offers should be enhanced through additional guides/tutors, who are able to promote the migrants across functional borders and from a single source.
  • The services should be of a holistic and flexible design in terms of time and place and should be voluntary to the target groups. The target groups need to establish ownership on the project services. Young migrants usually are keen to make a career and work hard on finding a job.
  • The parents of young people should be actively and continuously included into all information services, if necessary in their mother languages. Parents of young migrants are very dedicated to their children´s career, but as they often do not have own experiences with the transition from school to work they may not have substantial competences in guidance and support.