Professional integration of migrants discussed at Porto Innovation Hub

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Last Tuesday, the Porto Innovation Hub hosted the opening session of the third edition of 'Porto_4_All - Professional Integration of Migrants'. The project, which will run for the next two months, includes four initiatives with different objectives: training professionals who support the migrant community belonging to organisations in the Porto Social Network, informing and raising employers/recruiters awareness of existing support for hiring migrants, sharing best practices in professional integration, and training migrants in the employability fields.

The opening session was attended by the Councillor for Social Cohesion, Fernando Paulo, and was hosted by Mário Ribeiro and Elena Oliveira, representing the Agency for Integration, Migration and Asylum (AIMA). This was followed by an information session entitled 'Questions and Answers on the Professional Integration of Migrants', aimed especially at technicians in the field.

Other initiatives in this context will be held over the next two months, such as a conference aimed at recruiters and company representatives, entitled 'Porto_4_All - Professional Integration of Migrants', to be held on 6 March at 9.30 a.m. at the Porto Innovation Hub, a capacity-building programme for migrants (in Portuguese and English), which will take place between 4 and 15 March at Casa do Infante, and a recruitment and networking event aimed at bringing together companies and migrant candidates looking for (new) job opportunities (20 March, from 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., at the Porto Vocational Training Service (Cerco)).

'Porto_4_All - Professional Integration of Migrants' is co-organised by the Municipal Department of Economy (Municipal Talent and Employability Promotion Division) and the Municipal Department of Social Cohesion (Municipal Social Network Management Division and Municipal Social Intervention Division) with the partnership of different entities united by this common purpose, namely the Institute for Employment and Vocational Training (IEFP), AIMA, the Centre for the Development of Digital Skills (CESAE Digital), the National Association of Young Entrepreneurs (ANJE) and JRS Portugal - Jesuit Refugee Service.