Educational Pathways – Education-Related Opportunities for Unaccompanied Young Refugees

1,000 Euro Prize 2012

Country: Austria

Region: Vienna

Sector: Civil Society / Social Economy

Fields of action: Migration, Work

Project owner: lobby.16 – Unterstützung für unbegleitete junge Flüchtlinge – Bildung, Arbeit, Alltag

Responsible person: Veronika Krainz und Daniela Albl

Website: Weblink

What is it about?
Unaccompanied young refugees aged between 16 and 24 with a prospect of gaining legal residence in Austria improve their educational prospects through an intensive ‘second-chance vocational training’: a six-month support programme in German, English and mathematics supplemented by computer and industry-specific content. Volunteer mentors and job application training help during learning and the actual search for apprenticeships. Currently, twenty young refugees are participating in ‘educational pathways 2012’. Following the so-called “trial internship’ at the beginning, twelve of them have a fixed commitment to apprenticeships in five of the companies cooperating with the project.
Appreciation of the Jury
Unaccompanied young refugees aged between 16 and 24 with a prospect of gaining legal residence in Austria improve their educational prospects through an intensive ‘second-chance vocational training’: a six-month support programme in German, English and mathematics supplemented by computer and industry-specific content. Volunteer mentors and job application training help during learning and the actual search for apprenticeships. Currently, twenty young refugees are participating in ‘educational pathways 2012’. Following the so-called “trial internship’ at the beginning, twelve of them have a fixed commitment to apprenticeships in five of the companies cooperating with the project.