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Municipality of Larissa successfully hosts its In2C stakeholders’ focus group

Municipality of Larissa successfully hosts its In2C stakeholders’ focus group

Municipality of Larissa, partner of the project "In2C”, hosted on Tuesday 30.06.2020 at the Municipal Council Hall, the focus group meeting with the participation of local organizations and bodies,  in order to evaluate the educational material produced within the project and covers areas of special interest such as labor legislation and health and safety, with the aim of facilitating and encouraging the timely and effective integration of Third Country Citizens into the labor market in the construction sector.

The meeting, was attended by representatives of organizations related to the target group, during which issues related to the subject were discussed and corresponding views and observations were recorded that aimed at improving the material provided to trained users. The moderators of the meeting were the members of the Municipal Planning Department- Office of European Programs, Mrs Lia Gountroumpi and Mrs Sofia Papadimitriou.

First In2C stakeholders focus group held in Larissa, Greece, by TCG

The Regional Department of Central and Western Thessaly of TCG organized the 1st meeting of the focus group with the participation of stakeholders in the "Evaluation of educational material of the European project In2C- Integration of Third Country Nationals in the construction sector", on Thursday 28.05.2020, 17.00, in Larissa, on TCG premises.

Decentralized Network (DN): a personal data management system for the In2C Project

Decentralized Network (DN): a personal data management system for the In2C Project

The In2C Project partnership unanimously approves the DN for the protection of personal data of the participants in the In2C Project according to the European GDPR.

The proposal, prepared and presented by DOCUMENTA at the 2nd Consortium Meeting in Madrid, was definitively approved by the partnership at the last Skype meeting on April 24.

The In2C project continues with the planned activities at a good pace.

The In2C project continues with the planned activities at a good pace.

The strong commitment of the partnership, and the application of ICTs to online work, allow important advances in the development of the Work Packages (WPs) of the In2C Project.

Faced with the problems generated by the pandemic situation caused by COVID-19 that affect all the countries of our partnership, the In2C Project, building on the potential and opportunities offered by ICTs, has launched a system of periodic online meetings , to promote coordination and collaboration between partners, the correct execution of the activities of the different WPs designed, as well as the achievement and production of the respective objectives, outcomes and deliverables.

Via teleconference the 3rd In2C consortium meeting

Via teleconference the 3rd In2C consortium meeting

The third meeting of the nine partners of the European project "In2C - Integration of third country nationals in the construction sector" was held via teleconference on 12 and 13 March 2020, instead of Cyprus, as originally planned, due to measures received in all partner countries in order to restrict mobility and avoid coronavirus spread.

Besides TCG – Regional Department of Central & Western Thessaly (Greece) the representatives involved were: DIMITRA (Greece), Municipality of Larissa (Greece), Fundacion Laboral de la construccion (Spain), Documenta (Spain), Federation of the Building Contractors Associations of Cyprus (Cyprus), Mediterranean Management Centre (Cyprus), Folkuniversitetet (Sweden).

Dissemination event held by TCG for the integration of Trird Country Nationals

Dissemination event held by TCG for the integration of Trird Country Nationals

A dissemination event, in order to present the European project “In2C - Integration of third country nationals in the construction sector” was implemented by the Technical Chamber of Greece – Regional Department of Central and Western Thessaly, in Larissa, on Monday 21 October 2019. The project, co-funded by the European Union, from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund 2014-2020, aims to facilitate the timely and effective integration of Third Country Nationals into the construction labor market.

The president, Nikos Papageorgiou, in his inaugural address said:

“It is a great honor for me to be at the helm of TCG-CWT at this time. We are charting a new European course. This project is a huge success for TCG, as it now becomes an interlocutor of the European Commission and helps shape the EU's policies. It is the first time in the history of TCG across Greece that it is involved in a European project.

 In2C dissemination event in Larissa

In2C dissemination event in Larissa

TCG – Regional Department of Central and Western Thessaly organizes a dissemination event in order to present the project In2C - Integration of third country nationals in the construction sector, Larissa, on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 18: 00-20: 30, at the TCG building ( Kallithea 7, "Ioannis Varnas" event room, 3rd floor).

The In2C project aims to facilitate and encourage the timely and effective integration of third-country nationals into the construction labor market through integrated training aimed at enhancing the language skills of their host countries and networking with employers active in In2C program activities.

The project is co-funded by the European Union, the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund 2014-2020.

The second In2c Consortium meeting completed

The second In2c Consortium meeting completed

On 18th and 19th of July a consortium meeting was held in Madrid. The first evaluation report was presented and a discussion was held regarding the management of the project’s resources and schedule. Another project (MigErEmpower) was presented, in order to identify similar barriers with TCNs.

In the beginning of the meeting, the President of the TCG - Central and Western Thessaly, Nikos Papageorgiou, said:

"I would like to welcome all our partners who are here today. For the next two days, we will discuss and co-decide important issues of the project, both organizational and in relation to the next work packages. We have already completed the National Surveys in Greece, Cyprus, Sweden and Spain, and the project is now in its next phase of implementation.

National Survey on the Employment of Third-Country Nationals in the Construction

National Survey on the Employment of Third-Country Nationals in the Construction

TCG - Department of Central and Western Thessaly is the coordinator of the European project "In2C - Integration of third country nationals in the construction sector" (funded by the European Union Asylum and Migration Fund). The project aims to facilitate the integration of third-country nationals into the construction market through integrated training in language skills and occupational health and safety issues.

In this context, a national survey is carried out on the basis of two questionnaires.

The 1st In2C meeting, co-ordinated by the TCG, completed

The 1st In2C meeting, co-ordinated by the TCG, completed

In2C kick-off meeting was held in Larissa, Greece, on the 5th and 6th of March, 2019. In this first Consortium meeting all partners were introduced, and an overview of the project and general guidelines for management and coordination were presented.

Welcoming the meeting, the President of the TCG - Central and Western Thessaly, Nikos Papageorgiou, stated the following:

"As you know, immigration and security continue to be the two main concerns of European citizens today. The EU has in recent years developed an increasingly operational approach to address these challenges. Some of you here today have already contributed to this, helping the EU to implement its policy effectively.

TCG at the inaugural meeting of the European Commission projects on migration and security

TCG at the inaugural meeting of the European Commission projects on migration and security

The In2C project’s coordinator, Technical Chamber of Greece – Department of Central and Western Thessaly (TCG-CWT), attended the preparatory meeting for Grant Coordinators of projects funded by HOME funds in the framework of the Annual Work Programmes 2017. The HOME funds cover the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), Internal Security Fund Police (ISF-P) and Internal Security Fund Borders and Visa (ISF-B) as well as the Justice Programme Drugs strand. The objective of the kick off meeting was to inform Grant Coordinators of the latest policy developments in the area of the project as well as to introduce management aspects and specific requirements of projects co-funded by the EU.

TCG is coordinating a European program for the integration of third-country nationals into the labor market

TCG is coordinating a European program for the integration of third-country nationals into the labor market

The In2C proposal of TCG - Central and Western Thessaly, "Integration of third-country nationals in the construction sector" was signed by the European Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), amounting to EUR 792,966.30.

For many third-country nationals, construction is the entry into the labor market. Due to differences in culture, language barriers and knowledge of national policies, these workers are more likely to be exposed and excluded from work-related risk factors.

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