MILAR
Modelli Inclusione Lavoro Rifugiati
Inclusion and Job Patterns for Refugees
Project ID: 2016-1-IT01-KA202-005446 – CUP G36J16000820006
1st Steering Committee
kick-off meeting
Bologna
November  29th – 30th 2016

November 29th 2016
2pm-6pm
Emila-Romagna Region
The meeting starts with the greetings of Franesco Errani, responsible of the Planning, Evaluation and regional interventions of Training and Employment Policies Services of the Emila-Romagna Region. Errani informs participants that the above mentioned service plans and evaluates the application of the European Social Fund resources for the Emilia-Romagna Region.
Errani reckons education, training and employment are central, and recalls Emilia-Romagna has approved the Employment Agreement putting employment at the core of its governance and approved a law with the objective of reinforcing the social and work inclusion system through the integration between social, employment and health services to which resources from FSE will be addressed.
The Emilia-Romagna greetings proceed through the presentation by Andrea Facchini, from the Department of social integration and migration Policies, of some information regarding migration policies and trends.
Facchini shows that the Emilia-Romagna welfare has represented an attraction factor, influencing the highest regional percentage of immigrants in Italy. In Emilia-Romagna, 1 child on 4 is born from immigrant parents, and immigrant students represent the 15-17% of the school population.
In Emilia-Romagna, 20% of the employed population is composed by immigrants, and it has been estimated that immigrant work produces the 11% of the Gross National Product. Facchini reckons that this data represents a stabilized migratory phenomenon, and policies should have an universal quality instead of focusing on a minority.
Italy experiences a variety of non-programmed migration flows. Italy welcomed 17.000 migrants in 2014, 15.000 in 2015 and as far as 2016 goes we are over 17.000, so 2017 could be a record year for arrivals in Italy.
Asylum seekers represent 3% of the total citizenry of Emilia-Romagna, but they do face an important social and media tension.
Emilia-Romagna hosts an innovative reception model, featuring a regional Hub hosting recently arrived migrants for 3 weeks. During this period of time, guests are identified, they receive sanitary screenings and medical attention. Through accurate planning, migrants are then distributed in the different municipalities, in order to avoid the concentration in one location.
At the moment, 210 municipality host asylum seekers, and the average presence in reception centres is the lowest in Italy. The management of the arrival of asylum seekers is not up to the Regions but to the central Government (E-R is responsible for 7% of national arrivals).
The meeting proceeds with the presentation of Erasmus programmes characteristics by Giacomo Sarti (Vice President of the O.P.E.N. Consortium), who also clarifies its themes, key actions and main objectives.

Every partner is then asked to present its organization, with a particular focus on the immigration policies in its own Country (see attachment 1).

In the second part of the afternoon project leader Stefano Cuppini and Barbara Bovelacci from OPEN present the project objectives: the 4 INTELLECTUAL OUTPUTS (IO), the DISSEMINATION plan, the programmed managerial tasks, the project Gantt (see attachment 2).
November 30th
9am-5pm
CEFAL Emilia-Romagna – OPEN Consortium member
The day starts with IO 1 activities. Massimo Ferrara, Sergio Manni and Barbara Bovelacci outline the 4 project IOs to underline their complementarity.
The meeting proceeds with IO1: to identify and share research modalities that every partner has to use, the first step is the sharing of definitions of the research objects – Social Community Enterprise and Community Welfare – with the aid of the shared document.
OPEN proposes to use the “Indicators Grid” to support the research management in the different countries. The objective is to analyse and share the concepts of Social Community Enterprise and Community Welfare, innovative both in the EU panorama and in Partners’ countries.
To understand and share the term “Community Welfare”, the Italian best practice “Palazzo Granaio” is presented.
The following discussion among partners sheds light on the different meaning of “community” and the different practical approaches/realization modalities.
To fully understand the extent of these differences, and possibly to make common parameters emerge, it is necessary to study and share the different on-field experiences, and which legal and social context may ease the realization, and later to map and compare the different gathered experiences (first phase).
In the second phase, from the mapping of the different experiences, it will be possible to analyse the experiences that have common aspects, sustainability and stability over time.
The meeting produces the following decisions:
by December 15th OPEN will send the “OUTPUT 1 phase 1 document” to gather general data regarding the local/national good practices (about 10). The good practices have to be similar or have common characteristics with the Social Community Enterprise and Community Welfare shared during the meeting.
By January 28th every partner sends the filled in “OUTPUT 1 phase 1 document” to VHS and OPEN
On February 6th all partners will meet via videoconference to share the results of the “OUTPUT 1 phase 1 document” and define the research tools for phase 2 (selection and analysis of 4-5 successful good practices).
By march 20th every partner realizes the second phase of the research and sends the document to OPEN and VHS, using the decisions and tools agreed on February 6th.
The second transnational meeting will take place on March 28th and 29th (travel on the 27th) in Sweden, where the research Report will be closed and the work on IO2 will start.
The transnational training will take place on July 3rd to 7th (travel on the 2nd) in Milan, Italy, where IO2 guidelines will be defined and the ECVET certificate will be produced.

During the afternoon financial manager Elisabetta Pagani (OPEN) shows partners the rules of financial management and reporting of the ERASMUS+ programme (see attachment 3)
Stefano Cuppini and Barbara Bovelacci present the management plan and the dissemination plan (see attachment 4). OPEN proposes and will be responsible of the following activities:
outline a press release for the start of the project, if useful, using a format written by OPEN;
create a specific Dropbox older to gather the different project documents that will be accessible to all partners;
Send the guidelines for the connection to videoconferences established by the Emilia-Romagna Region (attachment 6);
For informal communication, partners are invited to use e-mail addresses in attachment 5;
The project logo, already used in the documents, is shared;
By January 2017, OPEN will send the template for the project leaflet.
All partners agree with what is foreseen in the monitoring plan, management plan and diffusion plan (attachment 4).