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Pilot Project "Compensatory measures to make full use of the potential of migrants"

Country of implementation
Switzerland
General short description of the innovation
/ This pilot project, promoted by the federal migration office, aims at an equivalent professional integration for high qualified humanitarian migrants. Facilitating the process of recognition of diplomas and competences acquired outside of Switzerland and the access to further training if needed, the project aims at increasing their chances to be correctly integrated in the labour market and to exercise a profession adequate to their level of education and/or their professional experience acquired in another country. The federal migration office launched a call to propose suitable projects. The call concerned big organizations with the responsibility of taking care of humanitarian migrants.
Target group
Migrants
Policy Field
  • equal opportunities
Type of Policy
  • public
  • publicly mandated to non-state organisation
Duration of the policy
2013-2018
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: temporary
  • Budgets: unknown yet
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: unknown
  • Spatial coverage: national
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
Supporting highly qualified humanitarian migrants through the difficult procedure of recognition of diplomas and professional experience acquired outside Switzerland, the project aims at their proper professional integration avoiding the ?waste? of their competences.
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
moderate programmatic change
Type of innovation
  • new policy, practice or measure
New outputs
  • services (Support and facilitate the diploma and competences recognition for high qualified humanitarian migrants)
Clarification of intended mechanisms, outputs and outcomes (optional)
The project aims at offering a better service in order to support them in the recognition procedure.
Intended target group
High qualified humanitarian migrants.
Working age population
  • educational level (low/medium/high) (high)
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • agency or national social insurance body (federal migration office)
  • private not-for-profit organisations (e.g. Third Sector organisation or NGO)
Clarification of the role of various actors
The pilot project is promoted by the federal migration office, which launched a call to organizations to propose suitable projects.
Intended output
  • services (Support and facilitate the diploma and competences recognition for high qualified humanitarian migrants)
  • wages (an intended outcome is to increase the salary of the highly qualified humanitarian migrants through the recognition of their qualifications)
Did the innovation have any outcome related to job quantity?
too early to evaluate it, but aims to achieve equal opportunity on the labour market for high qualified humanitarian migrantstoo early to evaluate it, but it aims to achieve a more suitable labour market participation of high qualified humanitarian migrants
Intended and unintended outcomes
unknown
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