This report has been prepared within the framework of the Erasmus+ project “Educating Social Partners
towards Ethnic Diversity” funded by the Foundation for the Management of European Lifelong Learning
Programmes of Cyprus (IDEP). The project is active in five (5) EU Member States: Cyprus, Greece, Italy,
France and Denmark and is implemented in partnership with eight (8) organizations. The leading partner
of the project is the Cyprus Labour Institute (INEK-PEO); the other partners are: (1) Action for Equality,
Support, Antiracism (KISA), Cyprus, (2) Institute of Labour of the General Confederation of Greek Workers
(INE/GSEE), Greece, (3) Small Enterprises’ Institute of the Hellenic Confederation of Professional
Craftsmen and Merchants AE (IME/GSEVEE), Greece, (4) Università Delgi Studi di Milano (UNIMI), Italy,
(5) Enaip Veneto Impresa Sociale (ENAIP Veneto I.S.), Italy, (6) Iriv Conseil, France and (7) Videnscenter
for Integration (VIFIN), Denmark.
The duration of the project is thirty-four (34) months running since October 1, 2016. Thematically,
the project is focused on the integration of migrants working in the sector of Small and Medium
Enterprises (SMEs) and ethnic diversity. Apart from the current research study, the project implements a
range of other activities including the elaboration of educational VET materials, guides and tools, the
delivery of sectoral training workshops and seminars, the digitalization of the produced materials and the
creation of a simulator, the organization of a related conference and the dissemination of the respective
outcomes and outputs.
The main target groups of the project are the migrant communities in all five participant member
states and the sectoral stakeholders, trade unionists and employers. The general audience of the project,
however, is broader and includes the following groups, respectively: Internal research associates and staff
of the participating organizations, VET trainers and VET centers, researchers and academic staff,
professional associations, migrant experts, policy makers, public employees, equality bodies, NGOs
dealing with diversity issues, European networks and institutions as well as the general public.