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Press Release – Z. Emilianidou: The Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance supports “First Step” for the integration of refugees and asylum seekers into the labour market

A holistic approach to social inclusion and integration at the “First Step” Intercultural Workshop The workshop took place at the European University in Cyprus. The presentations and keynote speakers highlighted the importance of understanding the labour market and suggested that support according to the legislation regarding social inclusion is key. The workshop was part of […]

Intercultural Education Workshop, 2 July 2019

INVITATION The «FIRST STEP» implementation team in cooperation with the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute invites you to an Intercultural Education Workshop at the occasion beginning of the vocational training courses refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants with a view to their rapid integration into the labour market   Tuesday 2 July – Time: 9:30 – 14:00 European […]

“First Step” launches training classes!

The European University of Cyprus welcomed the first trainee refugees and asylum seekers for vocational training looking for swift integration into the labour market The pioneering “First Step” program for the professional training of refugees and asylum seekers to join the Cypriot labour market welcomed the first trainees on Thursday, June 20, at the premises […]

Phase A’ Training Programme

The Phase A’ will include training on: Employment Policies and Legislation Soft Skills Development (e.g. communication, organization, teamwork) Professional Development Skills (e.g. Job Interview, CV Building, Employment Opportunities Identification) The Phase A’ Training Programme duration will be 6 days long and 6 hours per day, with 2 coffee and snack breaks per day. Group 1 […]

“FIRST STEP” collaborates with the Labour Department to reach beneficiary populations seeking work through government agencies.

“FIRST STEP” collaborates with the Labour Department to reach beneficiary populations seeking work through government agencies. Yesterday, May 15, 2019, we had the chance to visit the Public Employment Service (see photos below). We informed potential beneficiaries, while at the same time sign up forms for individuals interested in the program. Over the next two weeks, […]

The second weekend of May was quite busy for the FIRST STEP team

On Saturday 11/05/2019, we went to St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral Spring Fayre, where we discussed our programme with potential beneficiaries and other visitors. On Sunday 12/05/2019, we travelled to Larnaca, at the St Mary of Graces Catholic Church food bank where apart from registering potential beneficiaries, we also discussed particular problems and issues concerning the […]

First Step meets Asylum Service

On behalf of the partnership of the programme for the integration of Third Country Nationals into the Cyprus labour market, Opinion and Action group had a working meeting with supporting organisation Caritas Cyprus, in which we asked for an extensive knowledge of statistical data concerning asylum, international protection beneficiaries and recognised refugees. In addition, our […]

Το First Step συνάντησε την Υπηρεσία Ασύλου

Στο πλαίσιο του προγράμματος για την ένταξη ΥΤΧ στην αγορά εργασίας της Κύπρου, η ομάδα της Opinion & Action είχε συνάντηση με την Υπηρεσία Ασύλου παρουσία του προιστάμενου κ. Σταύρου Χριστοφή, όπου συζητήθηκαν στατιστικά τα οποία θα μπορούσαν να υποβοηθήσουν στην καλύτερη κατανόηση της κατάστασης των δικαιούχων, καθώς και τρόποι με τους οποίους μπορεί να […]

Supporting organisation Caritas Cyprus

On behalf of the partnership of the programme for the integration of Third Country Nationals into the Cyprus labour market, Opinion and Action group had a working meeting with supporting organisation Caritas Cyprus, which was centered around a discussion on how to disseminate the message “Take the First Step” to the beneficiary population.

Συνάντηση με την οργάνωση Κάριτας Κύπρου

Στο πλαίσιο του προγράμματος για την ένταξη ΥΤΧ στην αγορά εργασίας της Κύπρου, η ομάδα της Opinion & Action είχε συνάντηση με την οργάνωση Κάριτας Κύπρου, όπου συζητήθηκαν τρόποι με τους οποίους μπορεί να φθάσει το μήνυμα “κάνε το πρώτο βήμα” στον δικαιούχο πληθυσμό.