Join In



The aim of the EQUAL project Join In was the integration and re-integration of young migrants into the labour market and into qualified jobs. Within the scope of five subprojects, networks in-between teenagers, migration experts and disseminators were built-up and different training and career guidance offers were elaborated. Some offers aimed at parents of the adolescents. A Mongolian yurt served as a hub for diverse projects with which Join In was going on a Tyrol-tour. Within the scope of this project intercultural career guidance instruments were developed for the recognition of individual educational needs and for the visualization of job-relevant and particularly intercultural competencies. Furthermore methods and instruments for job placement were provided (case management), which were adapted to the respective placement obstacles of young migrants.


Results and milestones

  • Elaboration of intercultural clearing- and counselling methods in 5 modules
  • Organisation of the JOIN IN information fair - give young migrants a chance! 
  • Setting up of an internet platform and website that serves as source of information and as download-archive for the access to extensive materials, database "Tyrolean migrant-compass"
  • Publishing of a handbook „teenagers without chance?“ that examine the situation of young people with migration background in country comparison
  • brochure „4 steps to a job“, that describes all relevant information on the topics career decision and job search for young people with migration background in a well-arranged form
  • Publishing of a practitioner handbook "Join in a Job!"
  • numerous activities together with the partners: conventions, workshops, lectures for the teenagers as well as for the parents  


Hafelekar Consulting developed an intercultural career guidance method called Join in a Job! as well as the case management concept. It was also responsible for the publishing of the handbook Join in a Job! and the brochure as well as for parts of their contents.


Project website



Project period

July 2005 until June 2007 



Arbeitsmarktförderung des Landes Tirol - Innsbruck (Austria) www.tirol.gv.at

Arbeiterkammer Tirol - Innsbruck (Austria) www.ak-tirol.com

Institut für gesellschaftswissenschaftliche Forschung, Bildung und Information - Innsbruck (Austria) www.uibk.ac.at/fbi

TIBS - Tiroler Bildungsservice - Innsbruck (Austria) www.tibs.at

Tiroler Landesregierung/Abteilung JUFF/Referat Integration - Innsbruck (Austria) www.tirol.gv.at/juff

Universität Innsbruck, Institut für Soziologie - Innsbruck (Austria) www.uibk.ac.at/soziologie

Verein Multikulturell - Innsbruck (Austria) www.migration.cc

Chamber of commerce Tirol, Erziehungsberatung - Innsbruck (Austria) http://portal.wko.at

ZeMiT - Zentrum für MigrantInnen in Tirol - Innsbruck (Austria) www.zemit.at


Supported by funds from the European Social Fund (ESF)

and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture

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