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Project Coordinator and partners
Frauenservice   Graz: Women’s Service Graz (Austria), Monika-Naiset liitto ry (Finland),   PEOPLE s.r.l. (Italy), Women’s issues information centre (WIIC) (Lithuania), IREA   (Romania) and SURT. Women’s Foundation (Spain)
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Migrant women are one of the most disadvantaged groups in the EU in terms of labour participation and social inclusion. Despite their diversity as a group, gender and origin crisscross as disadvantage factors in their lives. Subsequently, migrant women have high unemployment rates, are among the lowest paid workers in the EU and are consistently de-skilled and pushed to casual jobs in unregulated sectors. This results in a systematic violation of their rights, an invaluable loss of talent and a high risk of poverty in the crisis economy.
FORWARD builds on a potential strong mechanism to overcome these problems, promoting the participation of migrant women in adult education, and focuses particularly on two key tools: competence-based methodologies and competence validation frameworks.
Key words
Migrant women,   labour participation, social inclusion, adult education, competence
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Other interesting information
The main aim of FORWARD   is to design and implement an innovative competence-based portfolio and pedagogical   tools for the identification, recognition, validation and development of the   competences of migrant women, as a way to improve their employability and   social inclusion.
Interest for the project
Contributor´s name + email
Stéphanie Barillé - stephanie@unak.is
Co-funded by The Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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