The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the body specialised in refugees' protection, defines refugees as persons who flee their countries because of armed conflicts or persecution, seeking to obtain asylum status that will protect them, whereas migrants look for a better life through finding work, and in some cases for education or family reunion. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), over a million persons have arrived in Europe since January 2015 with many of them fleeing conflict zones in Syria and Iraq. Over the past two years, the European Union has received people fleeing conflict zones outside Europe on a scale unprecedented for Europe since World War II. In the multi-faceted challenge of integrating new arrivals, new solutions are needed to cope with the continuous augmenting migration flows.
NADINE project aim is to develop a novel way of integrating migrants and refugees through ICT-enabled solutions that will automatically adapt to the specificities of each person. The consortium agrees that one of the main enablers of migrants’ inclusion, in the host societies, is their ability to work. NADINE project, taking into account this important factor, will create an adaptable platform able to: