What is All-in-one 4 HER?
Bringing all relevant actors and initiatives together on a platform for HERs
All-in-one 4 HER is a project funded by European Social Fund and Flemish government. It aims to develop a fast-track integration model for Highly Educated Refugees into the Flemish labour market. The challenge we address is the employment gap between natives and migrants in Flanders, Belgium which is over the EU average. This gap raises as the education level raises. Refugees represent one of the most vulnerable groups of migrants on the labour market. A big portion of Highly Educated Refugees (HERs) are overqualified for their jobs they occupy. Moreover in the first 5 years after arrival, only one in four refugees is employed, the lowest of all migrant groups.
There are already a lot of initiatives and projects on the ground but mostly fragmented and many with little impact. The challenge is make it work. All-in-one 4 HER project aims to have an impact of reducing this gap by developing a fast-track integration model for HERs in Flanders. This model is being developed based on an action research including relevant tripartite actors -Flemish government organisations, employers and HERs- and also using best practices from other European countries and regions.
This model will be experimented and operationalised by early and effective informing HERs by a Welcome Application, helping them to determine their path to work with professional career coaching and helping them on their path by voluntary based mentoring, and bringing all relevant actors and initiatives together on a platform. To make it happen, the project is supported by leading Flemish government organisations and several current initiatives, also a big network of HERs.Our brochure Our flyer
All-in-one 4 HER project has 4 phases which lasts for 3 years. Project starts with a research phase (I) which is followed by product development (II) and improvement of product (III). The last phase will be the distribution phase (IV) lasting for 6 months. During this project we will bring all partners and related stakeholders together under Advisory Board and Focus Group meetings and Workshops. We will use a comprehensive approach to determine, evaluate and offer an improvement in integration process.