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In2C project activities continue with new pilot training

In2C project activities continue with new pilot training

On March 29 and 30, Documenta carried out a new pilot training for the In2C project at the Santander City Council's Training and Employment Center, for a group of TCNs interested in the Construction Sector.

For two days in the afternoon, a group of 12 immigrants was trained in aspects of Labor Legislation and the labor market, and Health and Safety in the Construction Sector. In addition, the participants had the opportunity to learn about the online tools designed in the project to improve insertion in this Sector (Terminological Glossary, Technical Vocabulary, e-platform and SOnAT).

In this way, 59 people have already carried out this pilot training and have tested the different online tools of the project. It is a successful participation, since the current circumstances stemming from the pandemic did not allow such good results to be expected. Even so, the objective of the project is to carry out this pilot training and testing with 400 TCNs in the 4 partner countries.

Documenta will continue with these actions this week in collaboration with the Torrelavega Red Cross to continue offering the possibility of learning about different useful and necessary subjects that improve the insertion in the labor market to TCNs resident in Cantabria.

The European project In2C aims to integrate TCNs in the labour market and, more specifically, in the Construction Sector through an integral training based on new technologies, focusing mainly on the improvement of TCN’s competences regarding the host country’s language and those related to the Construction Sector, as well as the creation of networks among employers and TCNs.

 

 

TCG-CWT: Working meeting about the In2C European project’s training program

TCG-CWT: Working meeting about the In2C European project’s training program

The president of TCG-CWT, Mr. Nikos Papageorgiou and the head of the Municipal Planning Department - Office of European Programs of the Municipality of Larissa, Mrs. Evangelia Gountroumpi had a working meeting in the framework of the European In2C project with the Commander of the Hospitality / Temporary Reception Facility of Koutsochero, Mr. Apostolos Papaparisis, at camp's premises.

It is stressed that the goal of the project is to facilitate and promote the effective integration of third-country nationals in the labor market of the construction sector.

The purpose of the meeting was to cooperate with the Facility, so that third-country nationals living there can participate in the training program of the In2C, in order to strengthen their language skills, regarding issues of health and safety at the construction sites, as well as the terminology of the technical works, in order to facilitate finding work.

 

In2C

TCG-CWT is the coordinator of the project "In2C- Integration of TCNs in the Construction sector", a project funded by the Asylum and Migration and Integration Fund of the European Commission.

The project aims to improve language skills in technical terminology and to support knowledge of European policies at national and international level (eg. workplace duties and responsibilities, health and safety issues). Trained third-country nationals will have the opportunity to assess their skills through an online assessment tool and receive a certificate, which could be imported or downloaded on relevant EU platforms.

Leading partner of the project is the Regional Department of Central and Western Thessaly of the Technical Chamber of Greece, while the other partners are: DIMITRA Education & Consulting SA (Greece),  Municipality of Larissa (Greece), Fundacion Laboral de la construccion (Spain), Documenta (Spain), Federation of Cyprus Building Contractors Associations (Cyprus), Mediterranean Management Center (Cyprus), Folkuniversitet (Sweden).

In2C - Online meeting with DG HOME Officials

In2C - Online meeting with DG HOME Officials

An online zoom meeting was successfully held on Thursday, the 4th of March 2021, 14:00 CET between the In2C project partners and DG HOME European Commission Officers.

The teleconference, that could be described as a type of monitoring meeting, gave the opportunity to the In2C partners to introduce themselves and briefly talk about their role in the project. The same applied for the EC Officers. After the coordinator, Nikos Papageorgiou, addressed his welcoming greeting, Yannis Tolias, on behalf of TCG-CWT, made a brief project status update and pointed out the achievements per work package, while Vaso Anastassopoulou, representing DIMITRA introduced the In2C tools already developed and the blueprint for the Employer-TCN matching platform.

From the EC side Anna Sobczak, Head of Unit, Stephanie Carillon, Head of Unit, Fatima Velez, Project Coordinator, Edina Reitinger, In2C Project Officer, Agnese Papadia, Policy Unit, Laurence Wathy, Financial Initiator of the project, participated to the teleconference.

On behalf of In2C the participants were: Nikos Papageorgiou, Coordinator (TCG-CWT), Yannis Tolias and Nikos Pappas, Management Support Team Members (TCG-CWT), George Petrou, MST member and WP5&WP6 Leader (DIMITRA) Vasso Anastassopoulou (DIMITRA), Lia Gkountroumpi, MST member (DIMOS LARISEON), Javier Farto, MST member and WP2 Leader (DOCUMENTA), Belén Blanco, MST member and WP7 Leader (FLC),  Ali Rashidi, MST member and WP3 Leader (FU-UPPSALA), Maria Nyberg (FU-UPPSALA), Christiana Knais, MST member (MMC), Yiannos Poumpouris, MST member and OSEOK director (OSEOK).

European officials praised the project partners for its successful implementation and management. They encouraged the consortium to find dissemination channels, continue raising awareness about the project and communicate any difficulties to the EC. They expressed their satisfaction for the results and their optimism for the best possible completion of In2C.

A new pilot training for the European In2C project has been carried out

A new pilot training for the European In2C project has been carried out

Last week, DOCUMENTA carried out another pilot training for the European In2C project "Integration of Third Country Nationals in the Construction Sector" at the Santander City Council Training and Employment Centre.

Eight people participated in this phase who were able to learn more about the In2C project, its online platform and the different applications created to improve and favour access to the job market in this Sector. In addition, as has been done previously, the participants received training on aspects of labour legislation, the labour market and Safety and Hygiene in the Construction Sector.

Once again, these training actions were a success, obtaining a very positive assessment from the participants, who have expanded their knowledge and learned about fundamental aspects to improve their labour market integration.

During the following weeks new pilot formations will be developed. The registration period is still open and interested persons should only contact DOCUMENTA (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / WhatsApp 697 448 483).

The European project In2C aims to integrate TCNs in the labour market and, more specifically, in the Construction Sector through an integral training based on new technologies, focusing mainly on the improvement of TCN’s competences regarding the host country’s language and those related to the Construction Sector, as well as the creation of networks among employers and TCNs.

The In2C project continues with pilot training in Spain

The In2C project continues with pilot training in Spain

During February 24 and 25, DOCUMENTA carried out another pilot training for the European In2C project "Integration of Third Country Nationals in the Construction Sector" with a group of 13 TCNs (Third Country Nationals) participants at the Center for Training and Employment of the Santander City Council located in the fishing neighbourhood of the Cantabrian capital.

During the two training days, the group of participants was able to learn about aspects of labor legislation, the labor market and Safety and Hygiene in the Construction Sector, as well as the online tools that the project has designed to improve labor insertion in this Sector (Glossary of terminology, technical vocabulary based on images, e-platform and SOnATs).

The training has been a success in its participation and evaluation, where its usefulness as a way of learning essential aspects for labor insertion in the Construction Sector was highlighted. Other trainings are already scheduled for the next few weeks, the goal being to reach 100 participants in Spain (400 in total among the 4 partner countries).

The European project In2C aims to integrate TCNs in the labor market and, more specifically, in the Construction Sector through an integral training based on new technologies, focusing mainly on the improvement of TCN’s competences regarding the host country’s language and those related to the Construction Sector, as well as the creation of networks among employers and TCNs.

 

 

A third pilot training for the In2C project carried out in Spain

A third pilot training for the In2C project carried out in Spain

During the last week of January, the Construction Labor Foundation in Cantabria and DOCUMENTA carried out the third pilot training of the European In2C project “Integration of Third Country Nationals in the Construction Sector”, again at the Training Center of the FLC in Barreda (Cantabria) and for a group of TCNs that are participating in the Red Cross program.

During four days, the participating TCNs were able to test the training in Health and Safety (Prevention of Occupational Risks in Masonry) and Labor Legislation and Labor Market in Spain. They were also able to learn about and test the online tools that the project has designed to improve the skills and abilities of TCNs interested in working in the Construction Sector and, in this way, facilitate their integration into this labor market.

At the same time that these innovative online tools (Terminological Glossary, Technical Vocabulary based on images and e-platform) were presented and explained, the different SOnATs, created to evaluate the competencies and knowledge of the participants in the subjects of Safety and Hygiene, were tested and carried out (Health and Safety, Labor Market and Technical Vocabulary).

Like the previous trainings, this one was also received with great interest by the participants, who took advantage of these four days to improve their knowledge in aspects of the Construction Sector and to learn about the In2C project.

The European project In2C aims to integrate TCNs in the labor market and, more specifically, in the Construction Sector through an integral training based on new technologies, focusing mainly the improvement of TCN’s competences regarding the host country’s language and those related to the Construction Sector, as well as the creation of networks among employers and TCNs.

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 A second pilot training for the In2C project carried out in Spain

A second pilot training for the In2C project carried out in Spain

On December 1, 2, 3 and 4, the Cantabria Construction Labor Foundation and DOCUMENTA carried out the second pilot training of the European In2C Project "Integration of Nationals from Third Countries in the Construction Sector" at the Center of Training of the FLC in Barreda (Cantabria) for a group of NTPs that participate in the Red Cross program.

For four days, the participating TCNs were able to carry out the training that the In2C project has prepared in Health and Safety (Prevention of Occupational Risks) and Labor Legislation and the Labor Market in Spain. In addition, they were able to learn about the online tools that were designed within the project to improve the skills and abilities of TCNs interested in working in the Construction Sector: Terminological Glossary, Technical Vocabulary based on images, E-Platform and SOnAT.

This second pilot training was received with great interest by the participants, who took advantage of these four days to improve their knowledge in aspects of the Construction Sector and to learn more about the In2C project.

Over the next few months, these trainings will continue to be developed for 100 TCNs interested in working in the Construction Sector in Spain.

The European project In2C has one goal: the integration of TCNs in the labour market, and, more specifically, in the Construction Sector. This is accomplished through an integral training based on ICTs which is focused on the improvement of TCN’s competences regarding the host country’s language and those related to the Construction Sector, as well as the creation of networks among employers and TCNs.

The first pilot training of the In2C project carried out in Spain

The first pilot training of the In2C project carried out in Spain

Last week, the Cantabria Construction Labor Foundation and DOCUMENTA carried out the first pilot training of the In2C project "Integration of Third Country Nationals in the Construction sector" at the FLC Training Center (Barreda) to a group of NTPs participating in the Red Cross program.

Throughout four days, the participating TCNs were able to carry out training in Health and Safety (Prevention of Occupational Risks), Labour Legislation and the Labour Market, and also learned about the different online tools that the project has designed to improve the competencies of TCNs interested in working in the Construction Sector: Terminological Glossary, Technical Vocabulary based on images, E-Platform and SOnAT.

The training was received with great interest by the participants, who took advantage of these days to improve their knowledge and skills in the Construction Sector, as well as to learn about the European In2C project.

This week a second pilot training of the project is scheduled to be carried out again by the FLC of Cantabria and DOCUMENTA. In this way and during the coming months, these trainings will continue to be developed for 100 TCNs interested in working in the Construction Sector in Spain as part of the project's WP4.

The European project In2C has one goal: the integration of TCNs in the labour market, and, more specifically, in the Construction Sector. This is accomplished through an integral training based on ICTs which is focused on the improvement of TCN’s competences regarding the host country’s language and those related to the Construction Sector, as well as the creation of networks among employers and TCNs.

Presentation of the In2C project at the facilities of the CLF of Cantabria

Presentation of the In2C project at the facilities of the CLF of Cantabria

Last November 11th, the Cantabria Construction Labor Foundation and DOCUMENTA presented the In2C project, "Integration of Third Country Nationals in the Construction Sector", in the facilities that the CLF has in Maliaño.

The presentation of the project was carried out by José Antonio Válcarcel, manager of the Foundation, and Javier Farto, president of DOCUMENTA, who explained the objectives of the project and the different work packages such as training in Labor Legislation and Health and Safety at Work or applications developed in the project (Technical Vocabulary or the SOnAT). The event was welcomed with great interest by the attendees, most of them TCNs interested in working in the Construction Sector.

The European project In2C has one goal: the integration of TCNs in the labour market, and, more specifically, in the Construction Sector. This is accomplished through an integral training based on ICTs which is focused on the improvement of TCN’s competences regarding the host country’s language and those related to the Construction Sector, as well as the creation of networks among employers and TCNs.

 

 

We publish the third Newsletter of the European project In2C

We publish the third Newsletter of the European project In2C

The third Newsletter of the European project In2C (Integration of Third Country Nationals in the Construction Sector) is now available where you will find the latest news and progress of the project.

This third Newsletter is marked by the current situation related to Covid-19. A new scenario to which the project partners must adapt, seeking new ways of working to continue advancing in the different programmed actions.

In the Newsletter you will find information related to the Focus Group held in the 4 partner countries to assess the training materials that will be offered to the TCNs participating in the project. In addition, this Newsletter publishes news related to the progress in work packages (WP) 4, 5, 6 and 7, and with the next steps to follow.

The European In2C project aims to integrate immigrants into the Construction Sector and for this an innovative methodology is being finalized based on a Training Package (Technical Vocabulary, Terminological Glossary, Labor Legislation and Occupational Health and Safety) on-site and online, through the SOnAT platform, which wants to be a meeting point between employers and TCNs looking for a job opportunity in the Sector.

To learn more and stay informed, click on the following link:

Third Newsletter In2C

Three Focus Groups developed within the In2C project to assess their training materials

Three Focus Groups developed within the In2C project to assess their training materials

During the last weeks, DOCUMENTA developed three Focus Groups with professionals from different entities, who evaluated the training materials that will be used in the following phases of the In2C project "Integration of Third Country Nationals in the Construction Sector".

The Focus Groups were composed of professionals who work in Local Development Agencies of various municipalities of Cantabria, of the Workshop Schools, personnel of organizations such as the Red Cross or La Columbeta and by possible beneficiaries of the project, among others.

The participants valued positively the materials and verified their suitability from different points of view. They also offered very valuable opinions that will help to improve and offer a training package appropriate to the characteristics of the participants.

The materials to be evaluated referred to the areas of Labor Legislation and Health and Safety at Work, as well as a Terminological Glossary and a Technical Vocabulary based on images.

In the coming months, the In2C project will carry out this training for 100 TCNs residing in Spain interested in integrating in the Construction Sector as a contribution to the project's objective of providing a set of innovative tools and materials crucial for the integration of TCNs in the labor market, improving not only the language skills of the TCNs and their knowledge of the issues related to the job, but also the relationship between the TCNs and employers.

Invitation to the 1st employers’ workshop for the evaluation of the educational material of the In2C project in Larissa

Invitation to the 1st employers’ workshop for the evaluation of the educational material of the In2C project in Larissa

In the framework of the European project In2C- Integration of third country nationals in the construction sector, the Regional Department of Central and Western Thessaly of TCG invites you to participate in the 1st employers' workshop for the evaluation of  training material, which will take place on Tuesday 13.10.2020 and time 17:00 - 18:00, via video conference. The purpose of the workshop is for the participants (employers) to evaluate the completeness of the training material of the European In2C Project for the integrated training of Third Country Nationals and to provide feedback on it.

The In2C project aims to facilitate the timely and effective integration of Third-Country Nationals into the construction labor market through integrated training, which aims to enhance their language skills in host countries and network with employers.

For your participation, please register immediately by filling in your details in the form that you will find at https://forms.gle/Aud4XP3rP7A3qE9z8

The training material created, in the framework of the In2C project, on labor legislation and health and safety in the construction sector, which will be discussed in the video conference, will be made available to the participants electronically.

In addition at https://glossary.in2c.eu/ you can view the training material online and discuss your comments at the meeting.

Please register in time so that the information material and the electronic link for your connection can be sent to you. Order of priority will be observed for the participants.

Municipality of Larissa successfully hosts its In2C stakeholders’ focus group

Municipality of Larissa successfully hosts its In2C stakeholders’ focus group

Municipality of Larissa, partner of the project "In2C”, hosted on Tuesday 30.06.2020 at the Municipal Council Hall, the focus group meeting with the participation of local organizations and bodies,  in order to evaluate the educational material produced within the project and covers areas of special interest such as labor legislation and health and safety, with the aim of facilitating and encouraging the timely and effective integration of Third Country Citizens into the labor market in the construction sector.

The meeting, was attended by representatives of organizations related to the target group, during which issues related to the subject were discussed and corresponding views and observations were recorded that aimed at improving the material provided to trained users. The moderators of the meeting were the members of the Municipal Planning Department- Office of European Programs, Mrs Lia Gountroumpi and Mrs Sofia Papadimitriou.

First In2C stakeholders focus group held in Larissa, Greece, by TCG

The Regional Department of Central and Western Thessaly of TCG organized the 1st meeting of the focus group with the participation of stakeholders in the "Evaluation of educational material of the European project In2C- Integration of Third Country Nationals in the construction sector", on Thursday 28.05.2020, 17.00, in Larissa, on TCG premises.

Decentralized Network (DN): a personal data management system for the In2C Project

Decentralized Network (DN): a personal data management system for the In2C Project

The In2C Project partnership unanimously approves the DN for the protection of personal data of the participants in the In2C Project according to the European GDPR.

The proposal, prepared and presented by DOCUMENTA at the 2nd Consortium Meeting in Madrid, was definitively approved by the partnership at the last Skype meeting on April 24.

The In2C project continues with the planned activities at a good pace.

The In2C project continues with the planned activities at a good pace.

The strong commitment of the partnership, and the application of ICTs to online work, allow important advances in the development of the Work Packages (WPs) of the In2C Project.

Faced with the problems generated by the pandemic situation caused by COVID-19 that affect all the countries of our partnership, the In2C Project, building on the potential and opportunities offered by ICTs, has launched a system of periodic online meetings , to promote coordination and collaboration between partners, the correct execution of the activities of the different WPs designed, as well as the achievement and production of the respective objectives, outcomes and deliverables.

Via teleconference the 3rd In2C consortium meeting

Via teleconference the 3rd In2C consortium meeting

The third meeting of the nine partners of the European project "In2C - Integration of third country nationals in the construction sector" was held via teleconference on 12 and 13 March 2020, instead of Cyprus, as originally planned, due to measures received in all partner countries in order to restrict mobility and avoid coronavirus spread.

Besides TCG – Regional Department of Central & Western Thessaly (Greece) the representatives involved were: DIMITRA (Greece), Municipality of Larissa (Greece), Fundacion Laboral de la construccion (Spain), Documenta (Spain), Federation of the Building Contractors Associations of Cyprus (Cyprus), Mediterranean Management Centre (Cyprus), Folkuniversitetet (Sweden).

Dissemination event held by TCG for the integration of Trird Country Nationals

Dissemination event held by TCG for the integration of Trird Country Nationals

A dissemination event, in order to present the European project “In2C - Integration of third country nationals in the construction sector” was implemented by the Technical Chamber of Greece – Regional Department of Central and Western Thessaly, in Larissa, on Monday 21 October 2019. The project, co-funded by the European Union, from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund 2014-2020, aims to facilitate the timely and effective integration of Third Country Nationals into the construction labor market.

The president, Nikos Papageorgiou, in his inaugural address said:

“It is a great honor for me to be at the helm of TCG-CWT at this time. We are charting a new European course. This project is a huge success for TCG, as it now becomes an interlocutor of the European Commission and helps shape the EU's policies. It is the first time in the history of TCG across Greece that it is involved in a European project.

 In2C dissemination event in Larissa

In2C dissemination event in Larissa

TCG – Regional Department of Central and Western Thessaly organizes a dissemination event in order to present the project In2C - Integration of third country nationals in the construction sector, Larissa, on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 18: 00-20: 30, at the TCG building ( Kallithea 7, "Ioannis Varnas" event room, 3rd floor).

The In2C project aims to facilitate and encourage the timely and effective integration of third-country nationals into the construction labor market through integrated training aimed at enhancing the language skills of their host countries and networking with employers active in In2C program activities.

The project is co-funded by the European Union, the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund 2014-2020.

The second In2c Consortium meeting completed

The second In2c Consortium meeting completed

On 18th and 19th of July a consortium meeting was held in Madrid. The first evaluation report was presented and a discussion was held regarding the management of the project’s resources and schedule. Another project (MigErEmpower) was presented, in order to identify similar barriers with TCNs.

In the beginning of the meeting, the President of the TCG - Central and Western Thessaly, Nikos Papageorgiou, said:

"I would like to welcome all our partners who are here today. For the next two days, we will discuss and co-decide important issues of the project, both organizational and in relation to the next work packages. We have already completed the National Surveys in Greece, Cyprus, Sweden and Spain, and the project is now in its next phase of implementation.

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