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The language gap
Nowadays, social exclusion of migrants and refugees exists in many European countries, although it is not well-reflected in our educational systems. Therefore, tackling inequalities in education should be a part of the comprehensive fight for social justice, in order to make universal values alive. The acquisition of basic skills and mostly learning the language is the foundation for the integration process and the access to further learning and the gateway to employment and social inclusion.
The creative sector
On the other hand, there is an exceptional need of strengthening the migrants’ participation in the society. Learning the language does not itself create job opportunities and vice versa. Thus, due to their lack of both professional language and entrepreneurial skills together with digital skills, employers become skeptical towards migrants in terms of providing a decent working environment. Migrants/refugees need to know how to be a part or even create a new business and improve their practical skills to be applied in entrepreneurship.