There are a lot of organizations working with migrants and refugees. Here you can read more about the four partner organizations in the FETI-project, and the work that the different organizations is doing.

Oslo voksenopplæring Servicesenter

Oslo voksenopplæring (Oslo adult education-VO) offers advice and support for people living in Oslo. The Service centre is the main Admissions Office for all public adult education for the whole of Oslo in terms of adult education. This includes primary and lower secondary school, upper secondary and special education. Oslo VO Servicesenter also offers Norwegian language courses and the compulsory 50-hour Norwegian social society course.

In November 2019 Oslo Voksenopplæring Servicesenter was awarded the mandate to establish and develop Karriere Oslo. Karriere Oslo offers free and neutral career guidance and counselling to everyone who lives in Oslo, above the age of 19. Topics and themes may include conversations about education, support with CV and job applications, mapping of interests and skills, interview training and help regarding recognition of education from abroad.

Oslo voksenopplæring has a broad experience counselling immigrants and people with a refugee background. Karriere Oslo is responsible for the mandatory career counselling in Introduksjonsprogrammet. "The introduction programme" is an upskilling programme for all refugees between 18 and 55 years of age with a permanent residence permit. The aim of the programme is to give the person basic skills in the Norwegian language, a fundamental insight into Norwegian social conditions and to prepare the individual for the Norwegian workplace or take part in education. The centre actively participates in different projects related to the target group as well.

If you want to learn more about Oslo Voksenopplæring Servicesenter, Karriere Oslo or about the FETI-project in Norway you can contact Kristine by email (
You are also welcome to check out our websites: ,


Scottish Wider Access Programme (West) (SCIO Scottish Charity Number SC048288) is a partnership of Colleges and Universities. We are governed by a constitution approved by our members. Our members meet annually at our Annual General Meeting, appointing a Board, who meet regularly to consider the strategic development of SWAPWest.

Our aim is to encourage adults to return to education. SWAPWest is funded by partner subscription, the Scottish Funding Council for core activities and project funding. The partnership employs a Director and 4 part-time development officers to assist in the running of the partnership.

An Executive group of four Higher Education institutions and four Further Education Colleges governs our activities.

We support adult learners through programmes aimed at basic intervention, preparatory programmes and guidance, all designed to support the adult returner, help self-confidence and feel, hot just part of society, but able to participate in it through local activities, educational opportunities, skills training and return to employment courses.

To learn more about SWAPWest go to

Istanbul University

Founded in 1453, Istanbul University is the longest-standing public academic institution in Turkey and has over 70.000 students and 4000 Academic Staff as of today. According to the ARWU (Academic Ranking of World Universities) the University has ranked among the first 500 universities since 2003. Located in various Campuses in and around the city, Istanbul University is home to 15 Faculties, 2 Vocational Schools, 2 Colleges and 12 Graduate Institutes and various research units including Career Development Practice and Research Center (Istanbul KAGEM).

Istanbul KAGEM, since it was established in 2010 aims to contribute students’, graduates’ and employees’ career development through various activities and services such as getting to know themselves, identifying their tendencies and job opportunities, planning and improving their career plans in line with their characteristic features and market conditions to become professionals. Our clients are also supported via various trainings such as Stress Management, Teamwork, Colors of Emotions, Self-Confidence Development and Assertiveness Workshop, First Step to Academic Career, CV Preparation, Interview Techniques and Foreign Language Speaking Classes. The Center has also been supporting the students to find an internship by bridging between the students and the business world.

For more information please visit our websites:

or if you would like to learn more about Istanbul KAGEM you can contact Aslı Beyhan Acar by email (


ENGIM (acronym of Ente Nazionale Giuseppini del Murialdo) is a foundation working as a vocational training organization and Non-Governmental Organization. ENGIM was founded in step with the many social and work activities devoted to young people and workers in the second half of the 19th century by St. Leonardo Murialdo (1828-1900).

Nowadays, ENGIM organises training courses for youths in basic training, participants with special needs, the unemployed as well as employed adults. We offer guidance activities, enterprise training, support for work placement and European projects activities. Our networks involve other educational organizations, companies, universities, research centres and local authorities.

In Italy, ENGIM manages 25 Training Centres. Seven of the branches are located in Piedmont, Northwest Italy: its Turin branch, ENGIM Torino involves 70 full-time employees and around 1000 learners.

ENGIMs main activities are in the field of young people training with courses in catering/bar/restaurant, electronics, hair and beauty, mechanics and joinery. When it comes to adult education, the activities involve collaboration of migrants, employed and unemployed people, companies and local authorities. The main fields of training are in environment, ICT and communication, management, social care, bakery and cooking. The reason for this is that we have found that there is a labour shortage and opportunity for employment for these occupations in Italy.

A great deal of activities is related to work placement and working insertion: the recently introduced dual system, apprenticeship, participation to local contexts and other projects. In order to provide updated competencies we have recently engaged in a series of activities parallel to the “standard training”, which are often financed with our own resources such as a 3d printer laboratory, a bar open in the afternoon for adult and evening learners, a workshop where learners repair electronic objects and small household electrical appliances. All these activities allow students to have working experience in a safe environment and, at the same time, experiencing real clients and real money that is then used for didactical activities.

In the past 10 years, ENGIM has managed and participated to several EU funded European projects, developing wide networks of partners and contacts.

In 2005 ENGIM opened a “Immigrants Service Center” (ISC) in Rome, where the social workers follow the migrants and create with them a guidance path: the service is carried out through personalized interviews aimed at evaluating formal, informal, training and professional experiences, with a balance of the subject’s abilities and aspirations. Immigrants Service Center carries out mediation activities between immigrants and local society, promoting, supporting and accompanying both sides:

- in removing cultural and language barriers;

- in promoting the territory of the culture of socio-economic acceptance and integration;

- by improving the level of knowledge of foreigners’ Italian language and culture;

- by informing about rights and duties in Italy, in particular in access to and use of public and private services in Rome;

- by activating traineeships which encourage inclusion of asylum seekers and refugees in social assistance, promoted by Italian Ministry of Employment;

- by providing information, guidance and support related to the request or the renewal of the residence permit, of the EU permit for long-term residents, applications for citizenship, information and legal guidance on rejections and / or expulsion decrees, family reunification.

- by facilitating the meeting between unemployed and employers looking for staff, also by helping them to create or update CV;

- by giving them a bureaucratic orientation (accommodation, residence, recognition of qualification, etc.);

- by accompanying them to services (police headquarters, legal service, municipality/town halls, ASL, INPS, etc.)

- by collaborating with associations of lawyers which deal with immigrant foreign citizens.