The ESPoR Project
SIL activities often do not best match the skills, potential and motivation of the migrant with the needs of the Italian job market and with existing job opportunities. An in depth analysis into immigration policies, as described in the European Migration Network (EMN), has in fact shown that whilst career guidance projects with this specific aim do exist, there is also evidence of their limitations, which the ESPoR project hopes to address and overcome. These limitations include an insufficient amount of time dedicated to the process, a lack of expertise during the job consultation process that is specific to the target market, and the episodic nature of such consultations.
Central to the ESPoR project will be the trialing of a process that will be complementary to the “EU Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals”. The EU Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals is already recognised at international level for its potential to collect vast amounts of information regarding a migrant’s expertise in a systematic and transferable way; however, it is at risk of producing incomplete and unreliable results when adequate skills profiling is not carried out ahead of filling in other information.