Integration through apprenticeship

2,000 Euro Prize 2018

Country: Austria

Region: Vienna

Sector: Public administration

Fields of action: Work, Migration

Project owner: Kuratorium Wiener Pensionisten-Wohnhäuser

Responsible person: Erich Lobinger

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What is it about?

Innovation in the project idea - a novelty: the integration and thus the assimilation of unaccompanied young minors and asylum seekers due to the possibility of a chefapprenticeship in the Kuratorium Wiener Pensionisten-Wohnhäuser.

Appreciation of the Jury

A proven method of integrative vocational training for youths, who would otherwise hardly be considered in the selection process, is systematically opened up to a new target group. The Senior Homes called “Houses for Living” live up to their names. With the thousands of people from various countries who work and live there, they are most appropriate for providing professional perspectives for the young asylum seekers who, instead of just hanging around and waiting, can put their commitment at the service of their – hopefully – country of acceptance. Integration through apprenticeship is innovative in its concreteness – and unusual. Yet it is so easy to call a halt to rampant discriminating generalisations!