The project is active in the Milan Metropolitan City Area and it takes hold starting from two main considerations: the labour market access for youth and the considerable number of young refugees and asylum seekers in Italy, particularly living in the Milan Metropolitan Area.
Overall, although in the Lombardy Region the general employment rate has returned to growth – exceeding the number of pre-crisis employees by 3% - the generational imbalance remains very strong to the detriment of the younger workers (15 – 44 y.o.) (see 12° Annual Report “Work in Milan”, by Assolombarda, CGIL, CISL, UIL).
Within this picture, those groups who are more exposed and risking there are those youth with a lower level of education and those who also have a migratory background. The latter have in fact more than 70% probability of becoming NEETs (Non-in Education, Employement or Training) compared to their native counterparts, who were born and raised in the hosting country (Eurofound Report 2012).
Therefore, the priority of action of this project is based on the extreme urgency to start facing the topic of social and labour integration of young refugees and asylum seekers. Who are among the most exposed and fragile groups considering also a stronger impact on the labor market access for the new generations.
Starting from what exposed above, this project identify and aims at taking action on the following specific issues:
- Strong exposure and greater risk of unemployment and / or de-skilling of young migrants in the contexts where they are re-settled.
- Limited awareness and knowledge of services and support systems on the territory to promote employability and training, which are already active and available.