Transcript of "Em kit pp tfinal conference october 2012"
Empowerment kit for Immigrant
women with low educational /
Final conference in Stockholm
5 October 2012
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
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Some facts about EM-kit project
LLL programme: Grundtvig multilateral project
Duration: October 2010 – October 2012
Definitions and statistics
Target group of the project: non-EU foreign born women
Statistics: approximately half of 1.8 million of non-EU foreign
born immigrants in Europe (2009)
Reasons for migration:
Family migration – about 52 %
Employment (with job settled before migration) – 2 %
Employment (without job settled before migration) – 23 %
International protection – 9 %
Study – 6 %
Other – 8 %
Main trends regarding education and
employment of immigrant women in Europe
For high-educated women:
Deskilling and overqualification
For low-educated women:
High undemployment and lack of labour
market opportunities and educational
High-educated immigrant women (EU:2009)
Native-born Foreign-born Non-EU-27-born
women women women
Typically female sectors:
Grey market and more..
Low-educated immigrant women (EU:2009)
More 77 mln. of people in EU are low-skilled.
Immigrant women are highly represented
Main reasons are war, lack of well-functioning
educational system in countries of origin and
Employment rate of immigrant women is 16.5
% lower then women of EU nationality
Consequences: social isolation and
Situation in project countries
Objectives of EM-kit project
To assist immigrant women to societyTo assist immigrant women to society
and labour market in host countriesand labour market in host countries
through adult educationthrough adult education
Information about:Information about:
Labour market systemsLabour market systems
Working on professional
Living in isolation
More information on the web-site of the project:
Yevgeniya Averhed (project coordinator)
“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you
educate a generation.”
― Brigham Young
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