Press Notice

Aspire – international

Funded by Horizon 2020

NADINEDigital integrated system for the social support of migrants and refugees

Bradford based careers and training organisation Aspire-igen are delighted to announce that funding has been granted by the European Commission for a three-year Horizon 2020 project in partnership with 12 organisations from Greece, France, Italy, Belgium, Spain and Luxembourg.  

The overall aim of the NADINE project is to harness the potential of open data and artificial intelligence to more effectively integrate migrants and refugees into European society.  This will be achieved through the creation of an innovative ICT solution – a platform which will develop two banks of data to gain a better understanding of the realities of local labour markets and the skills of migrants arriving to Europe.

Using these two sets of data a range of services will be offered to migrants, professionals working with migrants and local authorities. Migrants and career professionals will benefit from a range of resources, including a skills assessment tool, an e-portfolio builder, online games to help adapt to cultural and social life and personalised recommendations for further training and education based on real labour market needs. Extra support throughout the integration process will be offered through a chat bot service, answering FAQs from local authorities and public services. Public bodies will be able to use the information gathered through the portal to better assess migration flows, as well as recommendations on how to respond to the challenges and opportunities of migration.

The project is led by Script and Go, a French organisation that specialises in digital learning technologies for teachers and students. Lauren van Heel is the Manager at Aspire-international and says “the project is a timely solution for some of the uncertainties associated with the new Brexit driven migration policy and its potential skills based criteria.  The ability to identify the needs of local businesses and employers and match this with the accurately identified skill and education levels of migrants will be key to addressing labour market challenges at a time of great uncertainty.” 

The partners in the NADINE project wish to thank the European Commission, for their support in making this project possible. The content of this news release reflects the authors’ own views, and the Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains. @NADINEprojectEU @aspire_int

For further information, please contact Lauren van Heel at