The training of migrants in the host language and their support towards socio-professional integration

Dublin May 9-11.

A major topic for the European Commission, which has been part of the PRALINE program for a long time, the subject of this 4th PLA (peer learning activity) was of particular interest because of the Ukrainian crisis.

Faced with this topical issue, the testimonies of the ETBI (Education and Training Boards Ireland), a structure which manages vocational training in the regions and on behalf of the State, show an organization that is very different from that which one might meet in countries like France which have a history and tradition of immigration. Especially since Ireland, before becoming today, like almost all EU countries, a host country, has long known, through its history, waves of migrant populations to other countries.

Thus, it seems that a different history, a recent and less important phenomenon but also a significant need for labor make it possible to organize the reception, support, training and integration of migrants on the ground. Irish with requirements (learning the English language compulsory) but in a peaceful and constructive spirit.

Thus, based on the experience of Ireland, the various partners were able to discover, discuss, compare the actions carried out by each country and reflect on Recommendations able to provide input to the European Commission on the subject. It is also an opportunity to more generally lay the foundations for vocational training in Europe for the years to come.

In the MFR network, some structures did not wait for the Ukrainian crisis to support the issue of support for the integration of migrants. The presence of the UNMFREO (Union Nationale MFR) accompanied by a representative of the EFTLV (education and training throughout life) referents of the regions was therefore very appropriate.

More generally, the meetings of the PRALINE program will continue with the next scheduled for October in Lithuania. The will is to associate the EFTLV referents in order to feed their mission in the region.

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