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RIAC – Regional Integration Accelerators - Sub-Project: Comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for Refugees’ Labour Market Integration


Project duration: 01/2018 – 06/2020
Project leader: Prof. Dr. Uta Wilkens
Project assistant: Dr. Ruth Orenstrat
Funding: European Commission and project partners
Funding Code: VS/2017/0469

EU - Social Fund



The EU-funded RIAC project aims to develop and disseminate a multiplicable approach to promote an accelerated and sustainable integration of refugees into the European labour market. The underlying idea is that an acceleration of the integration process can be achieved by the implementation of small, decentralized units (RIACs), which are usually set up for specific industries or companies. These include activities such as 24/7 integration (based on the principle of helping people to help themselves) and the targeted and coordinated use of mentors and speed managers. There are also specific activities that focus on the integration of female refugees and the establishment of self-employment.

A total of eight partners from Germany, Denmark, Italy and Turkey are involved in the project – some of whom differ greatly in terms of their structures and framework conditions.

In order to ensure the sustainable success of the project, the IAW carries out a process-based evaluation, which focuses on a pre-post measurement of critical success factors (initial conditions, success drivers, outcomes). The evaluation concept involves the measurement of RIAC-related effects during the whole project period and the provision of feedback to the project partners in several feedback workshops. Important indicators are the speed and sustainability of labour market integration, the employability of refugees, the avoidance of gender-specific differences and the organisational integration capabilities of the employers involved.



Instrument for measuring the readiness of employers Language versions: Danish, English, German, Italian, Turkish
Instrument for measuring the readiness of
Language versions: Amharic, Arabic, English, Farsi, French, German, Pashto, Somali, Tigrinya, Urdu
Instrument for evaluating the RIAC implementation process Language version: English
Instrument for measuring individual
employability / competences
Language versions: Amharic, Arabic, English, Farsi, French, German, Pashto, Somali, Tigrinya, Urdu


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