NADINE pilot phase completed: employment and training for the integration of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers
The European project NADINE, in which the Fundación Cibervoluntarios participates, has just finished the pilot testing phase where 127 people have been involved. The aim was to test the tools of this platform and, through data analysis, optimise NADINE and bring it closer to the real needs of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. In Spain alone, twenty-five people and five social entities such as Asociación La Rueca Madrid, ACOGEM Madrid, Conexión Creando Puentes, Fundación Aljaraque and CEPAIM have participated. NADINE is an innovation project, funded by Horizon 2020, coordinated by Script&Go, and involving a total of 13 European partners, including Intrasoft International, Aspire-igen, VVA, ISON Psychometrica, Pluriversum, JCP Connect, CERTH, University of Rennes, Odyssea, Caritas Hellas and Learn&Go.
The NADINE platform works to facilitate the inclusion of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers through employment and training. This is the third round of pilots to test the different tools and put the target groups at the centre of the development of this technological platform. A very positive co-creation process and a very good reception of the third phase of pilots, both among the groups to which it aims to provide support, and among the participating social entities that could use this tool in their daily work with the group of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers.
The elements that make up this platform are of different kinds. Firstly, and as a core element, there is a collection of work, educational, technological and linguistic experiences, as well as the evaluation of competences through the implementation of intelligent games and a total of thirteen psychometric questionnaires. Based on the results of the latter, the platform recommends the job categories that best match the skills profiles outlined in the tests. It also suggests training courses to improve the competencies that users score the lowest.
In addition, a list of qualitative elements about the place of residence and work (cost of living, purchasing power, time to work, climate, etc.) is available. The list can be ordered according to the importance given to each of these characteristics and which the job recommendations received take into account. Finally, it facilitates the creation of a Curriculum Vitae by compiling all the information, allowing different versions of the CV to be created, without having to add and remove experiences on the platform, but rather showing or hiding them. In addition, a NADINE application has been developed for assessment and training in English, Spanish, Greek and French.
This third and final pilot phase was also carried out in Greece, with refugees and asylum seekers. There, the pilot involved 52 refugees, thanks to the mediation of CARITAS Athens, and 50 asylum seekers, through Odyssea, also located in Athens.