COME IN – and learn about labour market integration

On Wednesday 27th Feb. 2019 a Dissemination Event for COME IN took place in the Kreishaus Kassel. More than 40 people came to learn what the project is all about.

Firstly the project was introduced. COME IN – Competences in Enterprises on Integration intends to make refugees‘ work integration easier through enhancing employers‘ competences. Continue reading

Great Spirit through LISTEN

Yesterday, 29th of November, BUPNET and its partner blinc invited to a workshop about LISTEN. 21 participants came to learn more about Storytelling in the work with refugees and migrants. They were curious about the LISTEN approach and how they can integrate it in their own work.

After a short introduction to the LISTEN project as well as the concept and benefits of “applied storytelling” the workshop got practical. Continue reading

LISTEN Award – And the winners are…

18 storytellers took part in the LISTEN Award and submitted their stories. The jury nominated two winners whose stories stood out from the other very good stories – one in the category “fiction” and one in the category “non-fiction”:
Prudence from Nigeria has won in the category “fictional stories” with her story “The Arrogant Princess” – a story about a princess who learnd the hard way that life is not a picnic.
Mamadou from Guinea has won in the category “true stories” with his story “A talented boy”. His story is about a young boy who travelled alone from Africa to Europe to live his dream to become an artist and musician.
You can listen to both stories in the story collection on the LISTEN website.
The other stories are also published in the LISTEN story collection.

REST – Meeting enterprises in Kassel

On 31.08.17 the Landkreis Kassel invited representatives of regional enterprises for an after-work event, where the REST idea was presented and discussed. The CEO of on regional enterprise gave an interesting insight on how he succeeded in overcoming initital challenges such as language problems, legal issues and fear. He underlined that one needs some additional time and patience at the beginning of the process but that it can be very rewarding to give a refugee the chance to work in an enterprise.

REST – Which are the challenges that enterprises face

… when employing refugees?

The partnership is currrently trying to find answers to this and other questions. For this purpose an online survey was set up and a series of interviews will be conducted with enterprises in all partner regions. Also, the partnership tries to identify examples of good practice for the successful integration of refugees into enterprises.
If you are interested and want to participate, benefit and support us on different levels, you can:

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

LISTEN Kick-off Meeting

The Kick-Off-Meeting of LISTEN – Learning Intercultural Storytelling – was held on 27./28.02.2017 in Göttingen, Germany.
In good and inspiring atmosphere representatives of all seven partners out of six European countries – Austria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom – discussed ideas and objectives of the project. The Kick-Off-Meeting was a very good opportunity to meet and get to know the new partners and to reconnect with old partners.

And the EILEEN award goes to …

eileen_sign_skew_greenOn 09.09.16 during the final conference in Athens the winners of the EILEEN award were celebrated and presented their trophies and certificates. The main prize of the award was the trip to the final conference. The winners were given the opportunity to present their projects to the audience.

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The three winners are:

  • Swiss Approval Technische Bewertung S.A., Athens, Greece
  • Intermobil – Intercultural competence training for SMEs hosting European mobilities, Erasmus+ Project, presented by FH JOANNEUM, Graz, Austria
  • EasyDoesIT – A project idea, presented by G. Anna Rodriguez, Marseille, France

Find out more about their projects here.