What is FIER project?

Exchange of best practices, development of new methods and policies, pilot initiatives, early interventions for matching labour market needs, language training and vocational training, skills  validation/ recognition, guidance, ”train the trainer” and cooperation with companies.
Project coordinator: Region Västra Götland.

Project's Stakeholders

1- Stadt Stuttgart
2- Volkshochschulverband Baden-Württemberg e.V
3- Ministerium für Kultus, Jugend und Sport Baden-Württemberg
4- Land Salzburg
5- Pädagogische Hochschule Weingarten
6- Mölndals Stad

7- Yuva Association
8- Oslo Voksenopplaering Rosenhof
9- European Association of Regional and Local Authorities for Lifelong Learning
10- Het GemeenschapsonderwijsZ
11- Swedish Public Employment Service
12- Support Group Network SGN as associated partner
13- Västra Götland Region


  • Early identification of refugees’ skills -The Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals.
  • Pilot training classes combining language training and vocational training/ work placed training.
  • Developing civic education classes in vocational training.
  • Self –empowerment modules, intercultural training modules etc.
  • High level of individual teaching and coaching including tailored-made learning methods, guidance.
  • Possible internships and possible jobs in companies, with public employers or local social cooperatives.
  • Cooperation with local company networks.

Target Group

  • 1000 refugees are reached in guidance sessions, trainings, events and self-empowering activities, 60 % of them will be women, 20% young and unaccompanied, older or low educated refugees.
  • 500 stakeholders are identified and engaged through active dissemination actions (conferences, study visits, personal dissemination activities etc.
  • 500 companies are contacted through company networks,personal contacts, mentorship programmes and in language trainings.
  • 250 partner members’ staff participate in mutual learning activities.
  • 250 volunteers that are active in refugees work will support project activities.

Bilal Almobarak

For questions or more information about SGN's participation in the project, contact Bilal Almobarak: 

Tel: +46 79-304 64 28

Therese Ydrén

For questions or more information about the project, contact the project coordinator Therese Ydrén: 

Tel: +46 76-809 09 12