Migrant Labour Integrated Services - Employment Plan (Spanish Red Cross)

Employment has been consolidated as the basis of the social integration model of developed countries, since it not only allows access to income, goods and services, but facilitates social relations, integration, etc. Unemployment has become one of the main determinants of social exclusion, affecting especially young people and women.

Aware of its importance, the Spanish Red Cross has set itself the challenge of developing, as of the year 2000, a set of integrated actions aimed at immigrants, in order to facilitate their access to employment and their insertion in the labor market.

This set of actions has been called "Plan of Employment" of the Spanish Red Cross, financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund, aims to improve the working situation of this group, accompanying them in the search and maintenance of their work.    

Year(s): 2017

Target group(s): Migrants and vulnerable collectives in general / People working advising migrants

Website: http://www.cruzroja.es/portal/page?_pageid=33,12163821&_dad=portal30&_schema=PORTAL30&url_show=/cre_web/planempleo.htm

Methodology

In order to fulfill this purpose, the Spanish Red Cross has established the Interlabor Network of Integrated Employment Services in thirty-eight points of the Spanish territory, in which a personalized itinerary is carried out which includes the following actions:

·       Information and guidance

·       Pre-employment and occupational training linked to employment.

·       Job search help

·       Individualized follow-up: work is done to mediate with the employer, in order to minimize prejudice and provide information about their situation.

·       Support for self-employment: through counseling and support in the development of

·       Business initiatives.

Awareness-raising actions with the business community and the population in general.    

Type of product

Paper based material

Course / training

Personalized itinerary and follow up

Brief description of the product / outcome / method

Guidance for the Employment Orientation of Migrants:The guide that is intended to be a useful material for all the people who, from the Red Cross Inter-Labor Network, perform information, counseling and orientation for employment with the immigrant-

Employment Personalized Itinerary developed for each migrant attended at the Network, following the methodology described in the Guide mentioned above.

Impact on target groups / Transferability potential

The activity is complex in the sense of containing many lines of action simultaneously, but each of them individually have enough simplicity to be easily adaptable to any other European country. It’s totally transferable complete.    

Promoter of the initiative

Name of organization / individual: Spanish Red Cross (Cruz Roja Espaņola)

Country: Spain

Website: www.cruzroja.es

Contacts: Central Office Avenida Reina Victoria, 26    28003 Madrid Tel: 902 22 22 92 email: informa@cruzroja.es

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