Erasmus+ Programme – Strategic Partnership (KA220-ADU – Cooperation partnerships in adult education)
Duration of the project
1. November 2022 – 31. October 2024
Background and Objectives
Given the rising interest from industries and young people in next generation technologies, our project BYTE is to raise awareness and educate young people about technology changes taking place. Technologies that are re-shaping the world, such as Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence are at the heart of our project.
The objective of BYTE is to help migrants (including and specifically refugees from Ukraine) become self-employed (building a successful enterprise profit-generating with social objectives) and create in the long term the basis to help their native countries better their condition. After the identification of: – social and cultural barriers to employment, – difficulties becoming entrepreneurs – migrants’ needs, – entrepreneurs’ needs of new and innovative service for smart factories 4.0, BYTE will reach the following target groups: a) migrants with entrepreneurial skills, b) migrants in need for more information about the new digital industries, c) local community more involved in migrants needs, d) migrants seen by local entrepreneurs as an opportunity and e) local public entities, associations, entrepreneurs.
The BYTE specific objectives are the following:
– Enhancement of the early integration of migrants into the labor market and strengthen the overall framework for integration
– Enhancement of the role of entrepreneurs as mentors to other ones who wish to be adopted in the requirements of Industry 4.0
– Raising entrepreneurs’ and local communities awareness regarding the benefits of the insertion of high skilled migrants in the labor market
– Promotion of a multi-stakeholder approach (involving public authorities, employment services, social and economic partners, business organizations, chambers of commerce and industry, skilled crafts chambers, companies and workers, public services’ employers, and civil society organizations) so as to ensure that integration benefits migrants as well as the economy and society at large
– Strengthen the local authorities’ initiatives for the rapid labor market integration of migrants
– Consider shifting labor-intensive businesses focus to become more knowledge-based, working in tandem with new technologies to generate more significant business impact
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