What is SEESI?

Strengthening Employment and Education Skills for Integration – refugee, migrant and asylum seekers (SEESI) is an ERASMUS+ collaborative project between six organisations from five different EU countries.

These six organisations are…

ACH (fomerly Ashley Community Housing) is a social enterprise specialising in the resettlement of refugees through labour market and social integration. We provide safe, secure and comfortable housing combined with culturally sensitive support and employability skills training. Our unique approach focuses on building individuals resilience in the labour market, up skilling and supporting refugees into sustainable, higher level employment in order to develop their independence and ease their integration into UK life.

Folkuniversitet (FU) is a national Adult Education Association which offers a wide range of VET and adult education training courses throughout Sweden and in several European countries. FU-Uppsala has around 120 permanent employees including administrative staff and teachers. Around 300 employees are working on freelance bases. Through the cooperation with other FU offices in Sweden, FU-Uppsala has a national coverage. FU was registered in 1954 and is nowadays a leading organisation in Sweden in Adult Education and Lifelong learning. FU-Uppsala has a long tradition of successfully introducing new teaching methods into adult education including the latest developments in ICT. FU-Uppsala offers both formal and non-formal education for public authorities, enterprises and individuals. FU organises specific training programs and/or training courses for various disadvantaged target groups such as unemployed, low-skilled, immigrants, people with physical and mental disabilities and youth drop-outs. The organisation is focused on the development of interventions that addresses social issues for various disadvantaged target groups in order to promote social/labour market inclusion.  Totally we organise and implement above 67000 hours of formal and non-formal training for disadvantaged groups per year.

FISPE is a private non-partisan non-profit organization. Our mission is to assist in the social and professional integration of refugees and migrants from Europe and elsewhere by teaching them the French language. FISPE offers French classes using the reading aloud method. We also ensure monitoring of progress as well as guidance for learners, as determined by their individual needs. Our method is focused on diversity in ways of learning.

Dimitra Education & Consulting is one of the largest and most awarded Vocational Education & Training (VET) Organisations with Training Centres in five (5) cities in Greece. DIMITRA is accredited for offering both Initial and Continuing VET courses and Consulting Services by the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance and the Greek Ministry of Education while it has been distinguished for its excellence many times. DIMITRA, as a Coordinator or as a partner, has a strong track record of over 150 transnational projects and actions in the framework of numerous R&D, Social Integration and LLL Programs and Community Initiatives.

Rinova is an innovative, employee-owned independent social enterprise specialising in the following areas: Employment, Skills and Learning, Arts and Culture, and Social Action and Enterprise. We support our clients and partners through a range of services, which operate on a stand-alone or integrated basis, including: Funding Development, Partnership management, Learning Design, Capacity Building and Training, and Promotion, dissemination and quality assurance. Our team at Rinova consists of more than 20 staff and associates with unrivalled experience in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of learning and skills-based social, cultural and economic development programmes.

Ballymun Job Centre (BJC) was established in 1986 as a community response to a chronic unemployment situation. Since opening, the BJC has adapted to changes in the environment in order to respond more effectively to the needs of the community. A voluntary organisation with charitable status, the BJC has a proven track record of providing quality and innovative services. The BJC has achieved both the “Excellence Through People” and the Q-Mark Awards. The mission of the BJC is to raise the skills and labour market aspirations of individuals in Ballymun and to promote the Ballymun labour force to employers. The overall objective of the BJC is to provide individuals with greater labour market choice and the opportunity to improve their employability, increase their earnings and reduce their vulnerability to poverty. Since 1996 the BJC has managed the LESN on behalf of the Ballymun Whitehall Area Partnership and DSP. The BJC also manages a Job Club and JI on behalf of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

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