Gap Analysis in book-format

Introduction

Between 2010 and 2013 a project called FIBA (Förderung in Berufswahl und Ausbildung/support in career choice and vocational education and training) has been operated in 5 cities in Nothrhine-Westphalia, which - in terms of population - is the biggest of geh German state provices. The project has been carried out from the training provider ESTA-Bildungswerk in the cities of Bielefeld, Bochum, Dortmund, Duisburg and Oberhausen; duration has been 2 years in each of the cities. All of these cities have a rather huge migrant population and the biggest migrant group consists of people with turkish origin. The project has been funded as a project of innovationwithin ESF stream of Northrhine-Westphalia. The innovativ equality has not been to invent something totally new, but to combine a couple of proven services in an innovative way to serve the needs of young people with turkish family backgrounds to improve their access to initial vocational education and training in the economy.

After this project succedded several evaluations, the idea came up in 2012 to develop an international project to see whether these German results and findings can be compared with experiences from aboard. In beginning of 2013 such a plan came true and the project SAMINhas been elaborated as a joint project "transfer of innovation" within the life-long-learning program.

When the project has been accepted finally, each of the six partners from France (as coordinator), Austria, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and the United Kingdom agreed to research for three national projects that can be embedeed into such a comparative analysis.

This gap-analysis is the first deliverable out of a series of additional products: a methodological handbook about success-features enhancing migrants´participation in VET and labour market, a digital environment for professionals dealing with migrants, a capacity assessment of stakeholders´involvement and finally a report on exploitation will follow in the lifetime of this project (2013-2015).

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