Education and Employment International


    What means EQUAL?

    The Community initiative EQUAL of the European Union aims to combat discrimination and disadvantagement in the labor market to ensure everyone equal access to education, professional development and employment opportunities. Various projects all over Europe are attempting to establish new ways of integrating all sections of the population into an unbiased labor market. They focus on subject areas such as "equal opportunities for women and men" or "employment capabilities". Since 2002 the European Union has made monies from the European Social Funds (ESF) available for this purpose. The Thuringian EQUAL project "Arbeit und Bildung International" (Education and Employment International) is focusing on "political asylum" in order to improve access for refugees with precarious residence status to the labor market. The project has been broadened to include Jewish immigrants.