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Newsletter AMIGA – May 2014


We invite everyone to get familiar with the information about some of the this year activities realized within the project AMIGA: Active Migrants in the Local Labor Market.

General information about the project: http://cebam.amu.edu.pl/projekty/badania-zespolowe-cebam.html

Project’s website: www.amiga-project.eu , www.migrant.poznan.pl


1. Workshop „Step by step to your own business in Poland”fot4

Starting from February we organize free of charge workshops aimed at foreigners planning to establish their own company in Poland. Within the workshop staff of the Training Office of the Department of Economic Activity and Agriculture (Poznan City Hall) discuss matters such as legal-organizational aspects of running business in Poland, rules of its registration and costs related to it.

There were three editions of the workshop so far, in which over 40 people took part.

Each of the workshop has been prepared in a multiple language: English, Russian, Spanish (and in Polish at the same time). All the participants have received package with training materials, which is also to be found on our webpage:  http://migrant.poznan.pl/pl/przepisy-prawne/praca-w-polsce/dzialalnosc-gospodarcza.html.

The next edition of the workshop is already planned for 29th of May 2014.


2. Labor Market

Our project concentrates on supporting migrants in the local labor market. Beside the fixed offer of the AMIGA project (workshops, job counselling – more information about them in the further parts of the newsletter) we have recently undertaken a new step, that comes as a result of both work of AMIGA’s three local groups, and reported needs of the foreigners themselves.

We have initiated an action “Employer open to foreigners”: companies which join it declare that  they are open to the idea of engaging foreigners.

Not all the migrants who live in Poznan are fluent in Polish, but they come to our city with their own cultural baggage, that local employers can benefit from.  Therefor we want to promote the openness and willingness to cooperation with foreigners.

What we also do is collecting information about job fairs that take place in Poznan. We share this information on our webpage, Facebook and with people who visit us at the Migrant Info Point  - we encourage everyone who wants to change his situation at the labor market to take part in it.


3. International Picnic

fot1As a reaction to the proposals of the members of the AMIGA team and foreigners related to the need of additional chances to meet together we have organized an International Picnic. At 26th of April migrants, people actively working within the project and supporting it all had an opportunity to spend some time together.




fot2We were very thrilled about questions concerning further meetings like this. We hope that Picnic can become a fixed part of the Poznan events’ calendar and that the circle of people attending it will grow.

Information about the next edition of the picnic will be published on our website: www.migrant.poznan.pl and our Facebook profile Migrant Info Point.
Initial proposal for regular spring and summer meetings: last Saturday of every month.



4. Migrant Info Point (MIP)

Another months of the activity of the Migrant Info Point has proven to us that there is a need for place like this in Poznan. We are very happy that migrants who come to us show this kind of conviction. MIP is open twice a week and so far has been visited by foreigners for more than 200 times. Average time of one visit equals 1 hour. Besides the informational support concerning formal-legal issues related to work or daily life in Poznan, migrants can sign up for further forms of support (always offered for free) such as job counselling, Polish courses and workshops:

Job counselling – 1 hour long individual consultations in English or Polish take place every week, over 40 people have leapt at this opportunity till now

Polish language courses – there was keen demand for them from the very beginning of the project, right now the 7th course has just begun, over 70 people had a chance to study Polish thanks to the project

Workshop “Step by step to your own company” – there were 3 editions of the workshop so far with over 40 attendees


5. Further activitiesfot3

• We prepare on a regular basis new contents for our webpage www.migrant.poznan.pl – in last few months we have added materials concerning Polish health care and education; we also include information about ongoing events in Poznan.

• We also inform about our current activities and other project’s actions (in Poznan and whole Poland) on Facebook: www.facebook.com/migrantinfopoint

• We constantly exchange our experiences and information about undertaken activities with our German partner. To do that there was an Internet forum established:  http://amiga-project.eu/forum. It is a platform where all the up to date actions from Munich and Poznan can be planned and discussed.


Project co-financed by the European Union within the European Social Fund