Evaluation ex post
Of the 1,781 young migrants who completed their internship, almost a quarter (419) had at least one work contract (1.2 on average) within 3 months after the internship had ended. At 6 months after the internship, that figure rose to one third (589 with 1.5 contracts each), and at 12 months nearly half of all participants had a contract (860 with almost 2 contracts each).
Most of the migrants’ contracts were temporary (i.e. fixed-term) contracts. After the end of the internships, the proportion of these temporary jobs decreased over time as the participants continued to search for work, and this difference was made up for by a relative increase in the number of apprenticeships, from 18.6% to 21.6%, and in the number of permanent contracts, which rose from 10.3% to 15.2%.
The final evaluation report “Cinque anni insieme ai giovani migranti (2016-2020)” is available in English (see link below) and Italian.
Final evaluation report, other monitoring and evaluation reports, articles and videos with participants (see link below).
There were several elements of this project which required ongoing assessment. Here we can mention: the interventions aimed at strengthening and redefining the administrative structure between public institutional partners and the main private stakeholders, the systemization of the intervention model (which is firmly rooted in the system of regional employment services), the training opportunities offered, the integration strategies used, and the replicability of the model at the national level. In an effort to improve the efficacy of the interventions and to increase the overall level of satisfaction with the services provided by the PERCORSI project, feedback was collected using tools such as questionnaires and focus groups. The results of that feedback allowed us to identify and monitor issues which were in need of improvement, but they were also very useful in highlighting the positive reactions received during the entire duration of the project. This information, gradually collected in various reports, functions as a sort of compass, i.e. as a reference point which can be consulted each time challenges arise on the path towards the integration of vulnerable migrants.
Theoretically replicable at the national level, the model is solidly based on an existing network of local employment and training support services.
Motivation for the submission
The project focuses on a crucial period of transition of young migrant, i.e. the passage to the adult age, and provides for individual professional training and counselling.