On the 24th of February 2022 the associates of the Council of Europe satisfied with partners from Portuguese education institutions to talk about prospects for cooperation in the framework of the European Skills Passport for Refugees (EQPR) task.
The crucial goal of the EQPR job is to offer refugees with the probability of an assessment of their skills that cannot be fully documented with the reason of enabling them to continue their experiments or give entry to the labour current market which is important for refugees’ integration into their host societies. The EQPR job, piloted in 2017, is at this time in its 3rd implementation period and consists of associates from 13 member nations around the world.
The insightful conference held with the associates of Portuguese education and learning institutions was an option to trade facts on the EQPR and share ordeals with regards to the recognition of refugees’ qualifications. Individuals also explored the risk of even further cooperation and Portuguese involvement in the undertaking. “The EQPR challenge could supply a great possibility to carry out a extremely beneficial tool”, stated Ms. Ana Lobo from the Nationwide Company for Qualification and Vocational Educational (ANQEP).
Taking part companies also integrated reps from the Portuguese Higher Fee for Migration (ACM), the Directorate Typical for Greater Instruction of Portugal (DGES), the Institute for Work and Vocational Training (IEFP), the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities (CRUP) and the Portuguese Council for Refugees (CPR). The assembly was moderated by Tereza Matos from the Intercontinental Centre for Migration Coverage Enhancement (ICMPD).