The employment and integration of refugees in the labour market could be a solution for a wide range of problems that European labour markets currently suffer from, e.g. skill shortage – especially in rural areas, ageing workforces, or the lack of motivated apprentices. But due to their unclear professional, personal and legal situations, many European employers are still hesitant to hire and employ refugees. The REST project aims at creating and applying a comprehensive training and support system for enterprises and organisations that want to employ and integrate refugees at their workplaces.

The activities in REST are clustered into three main phases:

REST Approach

  1. The stocktaking phase consists of a needs analysis to find out what barriers enterprises face in their attempt to employ refugees and which training offers are most needed as well as a desk research to identify successful integration measures.
  2. In the development phase the REST support system consisting of face-to-face workshops, coaching support and the REST online platform will be set up.
  3. In the implementation phase enterprises and organisations get the opportunity to participate in the workshops and profit of our coaching offers and online platform