KYR aims to train migrant workers to improve their knowledge on their rights in the workforce, both within specific countries and according to EU employment laws.
KYR will develop approaches to reach out to migrant workers using online tools and peer mentoring, presenting information in 3-5 languages in each country in cooperation with trained peers.
The project will provide skills on labor legislation to migrants and the overall objective is to create processes and good practices that can then be developed further to reach new migrants groups.
The KYR project aims to improve public initiatives such as inspections in the workplace by promoting and raising awareness about national and European legislation and regulations on workers’ rights. In addition, it seeks to train migrant workers in order to improve their knowledge about their labour rights.
Acquisition of new skills and competences in the field of labour laws and support mechanism for migrant workers as well as increasing their active involvement in an European-wide migrant support network. Raising awareness on migrant workers’ situations and challenges; empowering the workers and creating a safe working environment.
The project will last 24 months: from the 1st September 2019 to the 31st August 2021.
The Project is funded by the European Commission in the framework of Erasmus+ programme – KA2 Strategic Partnerships in the field of Adult education.
The objective is to train migrant workers to improve their knowledge of their rights in the workplace both within specific countries and according to EU employment laws.
Research shows that migrant workers are the most vulnerable groups when it comes to the exploitation of the workforce. One of the reasons is migrants’ lack of information about their rights, for example, minimum wages, work-contracts and more.
The partners Einurd and Jafnréttishús Equality Center from Iceland, Center for Social Innovation from Cyprus, Social Innovation Fund from Lithuania, Verein Multikulturell from Austria and Acción Laboral and Asociación Caminos from Spain met on the 8th of November 2019 in Reykjavik to agree on the first milestones for the successful implementation of the project in each country.
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Information regarding the Jafnrettishús work in the KYR project in Iceland: