The LIME project: Toolkit for designing cluster interventions
The Labour Integration for Migrants' Employment (LIME) project, dedicated to young third-country nationals (aged 18-29), released a toolkit for designing cluster interventions.
Networks have become a main tool for cooperation among various integration stakeholders. The current toolkit is based on the Migrants Economic Integration Cluster (MEIC) methodology: a participatory approach to creating networks - or clusters - among public and private stakeholders. Working in such clusters is seen as key to faster, multi-stakeholder approach to integration. Drawing on the experience of the seven LIME project partners based in France, Italy and Spain, the toolkit argues that the MEIC approach is transferable across Europe.
The toolkit goes on to illustrates the MEIC methodology, suggesting concrete steps for engaging institutional and private stakeholders, creating and managing clusters to respond to specific integration needs, and ensuring the long-term sustainability of such networks.
In addition to the toolkit, the project published the EU recommendation paper “Implement in cluster: a new form of governance to empower social capital of local networks for Third Country Nationals’ labour inclusion”. The paper promotes the involvement of beneficiaries in the co-design of labour inclusion programs at the local level, argues in favour of qualification recognition procedures for third-country nationals, and more.
Both documents are available in English, Italian and Spanish.
The LIME project is funded by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF). Learn more about it here.