Switzerland: promoting access to the job market for 19-25 year olds
The RISE project, led by the Association de Médi- atrices Interculturelles (AMIC) and Friends International Swit- zerland (FIS) are focusing on unaccompanied asylum seekers (RMNAs) having just reached the age of majority. Released from the care system as early as possible, they often find themselves without resources or support in finding a training course and/ or job. They are offered a personalised scheme, including access to French language proficiency courses, psychological and social support, as well as work experience in companies. To date, 32 refugees, of which six are young girls, have benefitted from this support, with 2 finding a job and 10 following apprenticeships. Furthermore, BNP Paribas Switzerland regularly employs young people on internships.
Luxembourg: offering a sponsorship and internship scheme within the Group
In 2019, under the OneStepForward name, BGL BNP Paribas established a partnership with the University of Luxembourg for refugee students and asylum seekers. 15 of the participants attended a training programme on banking professions from October to June, with 52 hours of one-on-one interviews, provided on a volunteer basis by BGL employees. This real theoretical and practical support, serves as a springboard for professional integration.
Poland: financing a personalised learning framework
After a pilot project in the first year, in 2019, the BNP Paribas Foundation and Bank Polska joined forces, and pooled their expertise with that of the Ocalenie Foundation. As part of the Welcome Home programme, aimed at welcoming and integrating refugees, voluntary and personalised tutoring is being offered to 15 young refugees for three years. At the end of this course, they will have the chance to apply for five scholarships.
In Luxembourg, OneStepForward offered refugee students the opportunity to be mentored by employees of BGL BNP Paribas
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