The access to the labour market is one of the key pillars of smooth integration and
decent living for the citizens of a country. In recent years, and particularly after the
economic crisis, the labour market appears to be a difficult area and a particular
concern for jobseekers – and especially young people.
For refugees and migrants, these difficulties seem to be even greater, as they are
compounded by language and social integration issues.
What are the difficulties faced by a young refugee or immigrant seeking work in
ARSIS has been working for years to support vulnerable social groups and
implement projects that enhance their skills.
By mapping their needs in order to provide more effective support it appears that
for a person with refugee/migrant background is very important:
The educational support: seminars, language learning (Greek/English),
strengthening of skills, recognition of degrees from their countries of origin.
The job seeking support: the knowledge of the labour rights, finding a job with a
good salary, good working conditions, finding a job based on their existing
educational background.
The legal support regarding legal documents
The psychosocial support to overcome barriers accessing public services, health
system or educational system and to report problems/difficulties.
In conclusion, it seems that for a better social and work integration it is necessary to
have secured housing and a continuous educational process to enhance their skills.
It is also necessary to cover basic livelihood needs, which despite living in Greece
for years, some of them have not been covered. Through this will be able to focus
on subsequent educational activities that will empower them in the labour market.
Additionally the user-friendly educational tools would help them to gain a better
understanding of the country they live in, knowledge of opportunities, networking
and create employability opportunities.



L’Istituto per l’integrazione di Rom e Minoranze si batte per una società in cui i giovani destinatari godano di pari accesso alle opportunità, indipendentemente dalla loro etnia, abbiano voce in capitolo nella loro comunità e nella società, e i cui bisogni siano affrontati dalle istituzioni che hanno un impatto diretto sulla loro vita quotidiana. La nostra visione si basa su standard e pratiche universali della società civile. La nostra missione è quella di rendere autonome le minoranze di fronte alle sfide che devono affrontare, sostenendoli con varie attività formali e non formali che consentano loro di diventare cittadini attivi e di influenzare le politiche di loro interesse. Operiamo attraverso i seguenti obiettivi:

  1. Far raggiungere a minoranze maggiori risultati in termini di istruzione e formazione.
  2. Rendere le minoranze cittadini attivi nel campo delle politiche che contribuiscono al benessere della comunità e della società;
  3.  Diminuzione del livello di disoccupazione delle minoranze;
  4. Organizzazione di attività di volontariato nella comunità locale e nei Paesi europei.