The number of emigrants that have returned to Albania over the last years is estimated at 100'000. The project is creating good grounds for reintegration of returning migrants. It strives to improve the livelihood of the returnees and marginalized youth groups in Albania. Moreover, it enhances the capacities of civil society and private sector to become active players in short and long-term job creation models.
The project is focusing on various issues:
Coaching for Employment (C4E) is an innovative concept for labor market insertion and socio-economic development of youth which is successfully implemented in Albania since 2010. The C4E approach brings together practical interventions at the level of local partners, local resources and innovation. It is an added value to other existing market offers, by preparing returning migrants and marginalized groups to familiarize with the world of work before they decide their career pathways.
Participants are accompanied on their respective path into social development and employment by trained coaches. On this path participants explore the market, do short and/or long internship periods in private companies, fill gaps in general education, implement community projects, acquire life skills, and get inserted in the labor market. The coaches will be trained to assess participants’ skills prior to entering the coaching cycles based on a pre-assessment and segmentation approach and decide at what stage they will be part of the process.
The main project activities are:
Target group: Returned migrants from EU countries (including Germany) and marginalized groups in Albania.
Working areas for this project are: Bajram Curri, Lushnje, Fier, Vlore, Berat, Tirane, Sarande, Kavaja, Pogradec, Gjirokaster, Lezhe and Shkoder.
The aim of this approach is to increase the knowledge of the returned migrants and other youth categories about the labour market, to create grounds for validating the migratory professional experiences and to facilitate their labour market insertion.
Among other interventions, the project will aim at matching the skills of the participants developed in the coaching cycles for employment with business needs through practical approaches.
Selected NGO service providers:
Selected private company service providers:
2019 - 2020
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