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Final conference in Madrid outlined the great international valuation of PreQual

                                   
                                                     
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International Press Release October 09
 
After two years of international collaboration the project Prequal is coming to its end. From September 30th to October 1st the last meeting of the partners, coming from Austria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary and Spain, was being held in Madrid to draw a balance of what the project meant to each one of us.
Among the final conclusions that have arisen during the meeting we would like to emphasize the sense of achievement the course (that was realized in the frame of this project) has given to all the partners. Although the course has had individual characteristics in every country, all of the partners agreed in putting a great value to it on both, the theoretical and the practical level. The direct work this course has meant for the involved NGOs was especially highlighted and the high satisfaction reported by the course participants: they were so motivated throughout the course that only very few of them dropped out.

newsletter 04/2009: PreQual - International experiences - Perspecitve - New Publications

European dimensions within the intercultural qualification for migrant women entering the health Logo of PreQual stepsand care sector

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This is the 4th newsletter of the international Leonardo da Vinci Project (LLP-LDV-TOI-07-AT-0009) „PreQual steps" conducted by 5 partners from 5 countries (maiz- Austria, Sophia-Czech Republic, IEPALA-Spain, DemNet-Hungary, Antigone-Greece). http://prequalsteps.maiz.at

Its objective is to highlight current information and results of the project's activities and to launch discussion on issues related to female migration, work and health & care within the EU from the perspective of migrant women organisations. If you don't want to receive any further newsletter please send a mail to leonardo@maiz.at

Content:

1. PreQual - innovative PreQualification for migrant women: experiences in young EU-member states
2. Final conclusions and outlook in all partners' countries
3. NEWS: Two bookles published soon
4. Announcements and events: Final conference in Madrid

Leonardo da Vinci Project - Transfer of Innovation
Duration November 1st, 2007 - October 31st, 2009

Information brochures and poster for the PreQual-steps course in Greece

In the attached files you will find information brochures as well as the poster disseminated for the PreQual-steps course in Greece.

The announcements are in English, Greek and Albanian (as the Albanian is the largest migrant group in Greece).
The poster is in Greek.

newsletter 03/2009: New international experiences within 4 EU-countries

European dimensions within the intercultural qualification for migrant women entering the health and care sector

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This is the 3rd newsletter of the international Leonardo da Vinci Project (LLP-LDV-TOI-07-AT-0009) „PreQual steps" conducted by 5 partners from 5 countries (maiz- Austria, Sophia-Czech Republic, IEPALA-Spain, DemNet-Hungary, Antigone-Greece). http://prequalsteps.maiz.at

Its objective is to highlight current information and results of the project's activities and to launch discussion on issues related to female migration, work and health & care within the EU from the perspective of migrant women organisations. If you don't want to receive any further newsletter please send a mail to leonardo@maiz.at

 

Content:

1. PreQual - courses: New international experiences within 4 EU-countries
2. NEWS: 12th of May- International day of nursing and care
3. 5th International partner meeting in Linz, Austria
4. Project calendar and further steps
5. Announcements and events

4th International Press Release of PreQual 03/2009

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PreQual - an international concept within the health and care sector

The Czech organization SOFIA recently hosted the fourth international meeting of PreQual steps project partners in Prague. The overall aim of this meeting was to create an efficient brainstorming three-day space for exchange of experiences and know how on issues surrounding migration, work, health and care within the European Union and on the transfer of the innovative concept of PreQual.

The aim of the PreQual project is to support the path of European migrants to the labour market, with the special focus onto social and caring professions. The project idea has been initiated five years before in Austria, authorized by the migrant organization MAIZ. By its strategy and set of special pedagogical methods, it is not only supporting migrants by necessary education skills, but it contributes also to the prevention of racism, gender segregation and discrimination at the labour - market. Project´s expenses are covered by 63% from funds of Leonardo da Vinci European Program.

PreQual course in Spain has started

On October 6th the first PreQual course has started in Spain/ Madrid. Actually a group of 12 very motivated and interested migrant women is attending this course which will last until the end of February 2009. The Spanish concept of PreQual includes three different modules: Qualification and personal develpment, internships, employment and self-employment (theory and praxis, job orientation...).

The course is organised and conducted by the projectpartner IEPALA. For more information please contact Iepala.

 

Do we construct walls not only around Europe but also inside the EU?

PRESS RELEASE - OCTOBER 2008Picture of PreQual steps logo

Do we construct walls not only around Europe but also inside the EU?

The first part of the question is a frequently asked one related to migration within the concept of the "Fortress Europe". But the second part rather reflects on the cooperation between Old and New Member States.

Do we construct walls also inside the EU?

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Do we construct walls not only around Europe but also inside the EU?

The first part of the question is a frequently asked one related to migration within the concept of the "Fortress Europe". But the second part rather reflects on the cooperation between Old and New Member States.

NMS involvement in the Schengen treaty means inhabitants may freely move between the member states. Though critical experts often question even this statement, there is also an uncertainty whether the flow and exchange of ideas, best practices and know-how among Old and New Member States exists at all.

A whole variety of EU or EC programs prefer cooperation between the "old states" and the newcomers. Grant applications in certain cases may only be accessed if there is interaction approved between OMS and NMS. Why not develop this kind of cooperation in the field of migration?

It is assumed that NMS have less experience in migration management because they were not target countries for their socialist past. Although after joining Schengen, immigration became a relevant topic. There is a clear historical, social, cultural and economic difference between OMS and NMS - that is often used as an explanation to many questions. But does it really serve anything to call NMS the "East" again - as we heard at some EU level NGO conferences about Official Development Aid questions and paradigm change?

The main question is whether there is such an extensive and relevant experience, know-how in the Old Member States that could be transferred, or at least tailored to local circumstances in the New Member States. And if there is, how could this learning process be more cooperative, is there anything to be shared from the side of NMS?

An excellent example for mutual cooperation between new and old member states, and of how to overcome the rebuilt walls between East and West within Europe is a project, titled: "PreQual steps - European dimensions within the intercultural qualificaion for migrant women entering the health and care sector".

newsletter 2/2008 START NEW PreQual courses in Greece, Spain and Austria

European dimensions within the intercultural qualification for migrant women entering the health and care sector

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This is the 2nd newsletter of the international Leonardo da Vinci Project (LLP-LDV-TOI-07-AT-0009) „PreQual steps" conducted by 5 partners from 5 countries (maiz- Austria, SOFIA-Czech Republic, IEPALA-Spain, DemNet-Hungary, Antigone-Greece). http://prequalsteps.maiz.at

The PreQual-steps project in all partner countries

Τhe PreQual-steps project is being implemented in every partner country by the organisations:
Maiz/Austria, Sofia/Czech Republic, Antigone/Greece, DemNet/Hungary and Iepala/Spain.

The PreQual steps course is being implemented for the forth time in Austria, while in the rest of countries for the first time. 

For further imformation, please contact with the responsible in each country organisation.

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