How REST helps to match entrepreneurs and refugees – Austria’s 2nd Succes Story

In Vienna (Austria) Prof. Majid intermediary between companies and job-seeking migrants. On the one hand, he supports entrepreneurs in finding the right workforce from a culturally diverse environment. On the other hand, he supports people with a migration background in finding a position in a company that matches their qualifications.

A testimony from France about the REST approach

In France, a staff member of the French state sevice “Youth, Social Cohesion and Sport Regional Department” his talks about his motivation to support the REST project and how he thinks the REST approach helps to integrate refugees into the labour market.

A Success Story from France

The owner of the training agency EduCare in France highlights the importance of intercultural awareness for a successful integration. A topic which covers the REST approach as well.

Celebrating Successful Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees

In the past months, the project partners piloted the REST training courses in six European countries covering legal and administrative aspects of refugees’ and migrants’ employment, strategies to support their inclusion in the workplace and management of international work teams.

On the 23rd of October, the partners met in Palermo for their fifth meeting and the final REST conference.

The event was dedicated to social and occupational dimension of refugees’ and migrants’ integration where we presented the REST project and its results to over 50 attendees. We shared some real-life success stories of refugees’ and migrants’ integration and discussed good practices from different countries.

During the final ceremony, we awarded the REST Label to recognise the efforts of local enterprises that have committed to the inclusion of refugees or people with migration background and that promote diversity and an inclusive working climate.

The awarded enterprises were Sartoria Sociale and Moltivolti, whose success story is documented in a short video.

Success stories from Vienna

Here is our second success story video – get an impression how REST supported companies and refugees in Vienna, Austriain the process of labour market integration of refugees.

For English subtitles please activate the subtitles on vimeo. Therefore click on the ‘CC’ symbol in the video player – lower right corner next to the progress bar.

A success story from Palermo

Labour market integration of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants: Learn more about our first success story from Palermo!
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Get the REST label!

The REST label recognises organisations that promote an inclusive working climate and diversity at the workplace.

Does your organisation employ a refugee or a person with migration background and promotes diversity and an inclusive working climate?
Let your stakeholders know about it – get the REST Label!

The REST label is a European quality label that provides a clear signal that your organisation has not only committed to hiring refugees or people with migration background but to apply approaches to successfully integrate them at the workplace.

It demonstrates to your employees, clients, customers, suppliers, etc. that your organisation is committed to implement comprehensive strategies to promote diversity and an inclusive working climate.

Get the REST label and show the world what your organisation’s values are!

For application details and the submission form CLICK HERE

REST newsletter no.3

Do you want to know what`s new in the REST project and get a clearer picture of our training measures and how to participate?
Make sure that you do read our third newsletter!

REST workshops for enterprises

The REST team is offering six different face-to-face workshops for enterprises to assist the job integration of refugees.

The workshops are offered in six European regions during summer and autumn 2018:

  • Athens, Greece
  • Kassel, Germany
  • Palermo, Italy
  • Roubaix, France
  • Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Wien, Austria

If you do want to participate in one of the workshops please register to our REST community to receive further information.