In March 2010, the Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) launched a new report: "Immigrant women, e-skills & employability in Europe: The case of Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, and Spain."
This report summarizes the results of a year-long study that examined how improving digital competences and free or low-cost access to computers and the Internet can advance employability and social inclusion.
Based on a survey of 375 immigrant women who pursued e-skills training through non-governmental organizations, this research provides insights into some of the challenges immigrants face in the labor market, the role of NGO-based training and employability programs, and the public policies and program elements that can foster social, economic, and cultural integration.
This research was sponsored by Microsoft’s Unlimited Potential’s Community Technology Skills Program and led by TASCHA’s Maria Garrido in collaboration with Spanish researchers Gabriel Rissola and Andrea Diaz (Dynamic Organization Thinking), Italian researchers Milvia Rastrelli and Jaime Ruiz (L’A.P.I.S. Social Cooperative), and associate researchers Tiberiu Dughi, Daniel Manate (University of Arad, Romania), Jennifer De Vaal (University of Applied Science in Amsterdam), and Gabriella Simor (an independent researcher in Hungary).
This video was created by Microsoft Europe and produced by Eyecone (Belgium) with journalists Gabrielle Hubler and Angus Roxburgh. Voice is by Cathy Smith.
Download the full report: tascha.washington.edu/employability/2010/03/01/immigrant-women-e-skills-employability-in-europe-the-case-of-hungary-italy-the-netherlands-romania-and-spain/