Coordinated by the ESRU at international level, TEAM is a research project designed to identify the dynamics, measures and activities advanced by trade unions towards the integration of migrant workers in the labour market. TEAM is funded under DG Employment, Social Affairs, and Equal Opportunities (2010-2012) of the EC. The project has eight partners, covering the countries of Austria, Belgium, Italy, the UK, Poland and Spain.
PROSINT is funded by EC- DG of Justice, Freedom and Security and coordinated by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), Austria. The aim of the project is to assess the link between admission and integration policies, and the introduction of integration measures as a pre-entry or post-arrival mechanism (either compulsory or voluntary) for third country nationals. The ESRU is a full project partner forming part of a consortium of 8 countries: Austria, Czech Republic, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK).
GENDERACE: The use of racial anti-discrimination laws – Gender and citizenship in a multicultural context
Funded by the EC’s Seventh Framework programme, the GendeRace project (2008-2010) was coordinated by the ESRU along with the Université Libré de Bruxelles. Involving six national teams, the objectives of the research were:
- To improve understanding of the impact of gender on the experience of racial discrimination;
- To improve the knowledge of the combined effects of racial and gender discrimination in order to reveal the various forms of specific discrimination that women experience;
- To deepen understanding of the impact of gender on the treatment of complaints;
- To improve knowledge of the motivations underlying the use of the law and of the expectations of the complainants;
- To test key theories concerning the effects of ground specific approach to antidiscrimination legislation on the treatment of double discrimination based on racism and gender;
- To develop practical tools to assess the effectiveness of policies and practices in the field of antidiscrimination in order to take into account the intersectional dimension.
Estudi del Registre de Sol·licitants d’Habitatge amb Protecció Oficial de Barcelona
(Study of the applicants register for subsidised housing in Barcelona)
This 2010 project, funded by the City Hall of Barcelona (Ajuntament de Barcelona, Consorci de l’Habitatge) provides the first empirical analysisand profiles of applicants for subsidised housing in Barcelona, in which data on over 20,000 applicants was assessed in order to provide recommendations towards more suitable housing.
Nous reptes i noves propostes en la gestió de la diversitat cultural a les empreses a Catalunya.
(New Challenges and New proposals in the management of cultural diversity in companies based in Catalonia)
Conducted with the Centre of Initiatives and Studies on Citizenship (CIEC), this 2009 project analysed the role of companies and businesses towards migrant labour market integration in the frame of cultural diversity management and collective negotiation. The project was funded by the Council for Labour Relations on behalf of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
ESRU Director, Dr. Olga Jubany, was Coordinator for the Spanish team for the EC FP6 project Undocumented Workers Transitions, coordinated by the Working Lives Research Institute (WLRI), University of London, with partners in six countries. The project explored the factors underlying migration flows, focusing on undocumented and semi-documented migrant workers and their transitions between different countries, jobs and statuses.
Dr. Jubany was international project coordinator, and coordinator of the Spanish team for the project SMILING: Skilled Migrants and Labour Market Integration, acomparative four country research project funded by the Employment and Social Affairs DG of the European Commission. The project’s aims were to investigate the institutional and non-institutional factors preventing skilled migrant workers in four EU countries from accessing employment opportunities consistent with their skill/qualification levels.
She was national coordinator of the EC DAPHNE II project Domestic violence of immigrants, Dissemination of the “Break Through” method. This 2004 project set out to test the method and materials of the Break Through training programme in Catalonia, Spain and share it with other European countries. The programme aimed to provide self-help mechanisms to BME women and which alsoincluded a manual for professionals with new methods for breaking through culturaltaboos. For more information, see the Daphne documentation.