Partners: UK, Spain, Austria, Bulgaria, Finland, Sweden

According to the Europe 2020 Strategy, in order to improve the productivity of the EU economy and build a competitive, sustainable society, migrants must be more effectively integrated into receiving societies. The European Agenda for the Integration of Third Country Nationals (European Commission 2011) further recognises that migrants are currently an underutilised resource and a waste of human capital in all Member States. It has been highlighted that EU countries need to make the process of inward migration more attractive and unproblematic for migrants, firstly by improving the information available to them in the receiving society (e.g. job opportunities, culture, rights), avoiding clashes with the native workforce and informing migrants of their obligations. The main aim of the ‘Info for Migrants’ project is to meet this European objective of effective integration by transferring the innovative Careers Europe Eisodus migrant information database to vocational education providers and guidance centres across Europe. At present, this database is available to libraries, colleges, universities and careers guidance centres in the UK, and offers practical information about British culture and work in 23 different languages. The Eisodus database will be used by all the participating partners as a model for compiling all relevant and disparate information that a migrant to their society may need, ensuring that the information and advice is consistent and beneficial to a guidance adviser or tutor.