The aim of project “WELKOM – Recognition of Qualification held by Refugees” is to develop transparency, recognition and validation of skills and qualifications held by refugees in Belgium, Greece, Iceland, Italy and Sweden. Consequently, this will make it easier to study and work in the host countries, leading to further social inclusion and integration. The project also aims to support and implement existing tools such as the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), the European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET), the European Inventory on Validation, the Europass and other Credit Systems and Quality Assurance mechanisms, and το add value to them. Hence, our main objective is to analyze and plan the terms for the valid recognition of the skills and qualifications previously held by refugees and migrants, to make them more coherent and easier to use, and to ensure a stronger focus on the needs of pupils, students, workers, employers, and society as a whole.

Target Groups: Refugees, Immigrants, Third Country Nationals


– UCLL (Belgium)
– OECON Group (Greece)
– Equality Centre/Jafnréttishús (Iceland)
– Medborgarskolan (Sweden)
– Futuro Digitale (Italy)

Duration: 01/09/2017 – 31/08/2019