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Good Practice Criteria

Inclusivity & Participation

Does the practice ensure that its services are accessible and responsive to diverse groups?

The project is aimed at two different target groups: 1) medium- and high-skilled migrants and employees of public administration institutions, and 2) organisations providing employment counselling to migrants. The portal is available in Czech and English, and functions as an accessible, step-by-step guide to the process of foreign education and qualification recognition. It includes a glossary of terms and a contact form for questions.


Inspiring tools:

The online qualification recognition portal.

Good practice checklist

✓ Adopt a participatory, gender mainstreaming, age sensitive, inclusive approach and secure equal opportunities for beneficiaries.

✓ Make sure to provide precise and accessible information on how to access services in different languages, formats and through different communication channels

✓ Ensure that equality and diversity are an essential part of how services are delivered, taking into consideration different needs and capacities.

✓ Make reasonable adjustments to service delivery in order to take into account particular needs of the target group.

Does the practice involve the active participation of the receiving society?

Professionals from public administration institutions and organisations providing employment counselling to migrants participated in the practice. A support portal was created for them, which shares methodological procedures and examples of good practices from abroad. In the preparatory phase, it was envisaged that the portal would be used by migrants as well as by the wider professional public, especially employees of public administration institutions and organisations providing employment counselling to migrants.

Inspiring tools:

Support portal for professionals.

Good practice checklist

✓ Consider integration as a two-way process, and aim for change on the side of the receiving society.

✓ Foresee an active role for the receiving society in the design and implementation stages of the practice, and involve actions that encourage native communities and beneficiaries to work together.

Does the practice consult its beneficiaries and involve them in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the action?

The portal was extensively tested by both target groups during the development phase. Findings from a review mapping migrants’ experiences with the qualification recognition process were incorporated into the structure of the portal, and methodological materials were provided for professionals from relevant supporting institutions. Respondents received compensation for their participation in the study. Users of the portal can provide feedback via the contact form provided.


Inspiring tools:

Case Study – Experiences of foreigners with recognition of foreign education in the Czech Republic

Good practice checklist

✓ Organise consultation activities with migrant beneficiaries in order to co-create actions where possible and secure their feedback on the design and evaluation of the action.

✓ Provide appropriate feedback mechanisms by which beneficiaries can safely express their opinions on service quality.

✓ Use flexible and interculturally-adapted formats and compensate participants for their contribution.

Relevance & Complementarity

Are the objectives of the practice relevant to the needs of the migrants?

The design and structure of the portal and the supporting website are based on an analysis of the needs of the target groups. The project offers a solution to the problem of the under-qualification of migrants, by reducing administrative barriers and improving the transparency and efficiency of the recognition process for foreign education and qualification.

Good practice checklist

✓ Identify and analyse the needs of the relevant migrants and prioritise methods which directly ask them about their needs.

✓ Identify and analyse gaps in integration support and design actions to fill these gaps.

✓ Aim for systemic improvement, satisfying the needs of the majority of target groups in the target area.

Is the practice relevant to the empowerment of migrants, the strengthening of their autonomy and the support of their long-term integration?

The portal provides migrants with step-by-step guidance through the entire process of education recognition, strengthens their self-sufficiency and reduces the related burden placed on specialised counselling services and institutions. Fully utilising the potential of migrants is economically beneficial for any society as a whole, and serves to promote the longer term integration of migrant individuals. The information contained in the portal includes a list of relevant legislation and a glossary of terms, which help users to better understand the whole process and to use relevant terminology when dealing with the authorities.


Good practice checklist

✓ Devise actions with the overarching goal of providing positive feedback and making migrants more confident, autonomous and independent.

✓ Contribute to migrants’ engagement with the community for the common good.

✓ Ensure that services contribute to the strengthening of the capacities of migrants/migrant communities.

✓ Include (or create the preconditions for) actions that facilitate long-term integration.

✓ Address discrimination and information gaps as obstacles to long-term integration.

Does the practice align with the priorities, strategic goals and policies of other relevant stakeholders, and contribute to the wider integration framework?

The economic and social self-sufficiency of migrants is a priority in the Czech Republic’s approach to the integration of foreigners. This practice facilitates orientation in the education and qualification recognition process for both individuals and professionals in the wider integration network. The practice highlights systemic opportunities for the improvement of migrants’ access to the labour market.

Good practice checklist

✓ Ensure that all actions are in line with international and European human rights standards.

✓ Employ regional/local, national and EU/international level integration-related guidelines and tools.

✓ Make sure that the services offered contribute to the strengthening of the capacities of relevant institutions to support future development.


Is the practice adequately planned and based on a comprehensive design?

The practice implementation plan is not publicly available. Its main outputs are based on research carried out within the project, and have been disseminated on the basis of a well thought out communication plan.


Good practice checklist

– Aim for actions that achieve observable outcomes among the target group or contribute to changes during the implementation of the action.

✓ Make sure that the objectives and planned results of the activity are feasible and clear.

✓ Develop a communications strategy during the design phase of the action and pay attention to communication with host communities and local authorities.

✓ Ensure the practice is based on indicators that are measurable, achievable, and relevant.

− Develop a staff management plan to identify team members with the right skills to work with beneficiaries, and their needs for training and further qualification.

Does the practice regularly monitor implementation and evaluate its results?

The portal was continuously tested by both target groups during its development phase, and regularly consulted a team of experts. It is has seen a steady increase in traffic since its launch in 2014.


Good practice checklist

✓ Ensure regular monitoring of action implementation and compare actual performance to goals set during the design phase.

✓ Anticipate obstacles that might occur and plan alternative scenarios during the design phase of the action.

✓ Ensure achievement of intended outputs / outcomes.

✓ Determine whether practice outcomes are considered successful by beneficiaries, the host and practitioner communities, funders, and policymakers.

− Assess whether interventions contribute to long-term sustainable change.


Is the practice prepared to sustain its positive effects after completion?

The portal was designed as a sustainable tool. Its implementing organisation continues to manage it and regularly updates the information it shares, and expert staff of the organisation handle inquiries made via the online contact form. Since the close of the initial project period, management of the portal has been financed by the organisation’s own resources.

Good practice checklist

✓ During the design phase, anticipate opportunities to continue the intervention after completion.

– Prepare and apply a well-defined sustainability plan to ensure the continuation of positive effects / outcomes.

✓ Devote resources to building capacities during the implementation phase, in order to ensure that the necessary human resources, expertise and infrastructure are in place to sustain the services upon completion of the action.

Does the practice attract structural funding and support from new sponsors and individuals, or have the potential to develop a business model to generate its own resources?

In the course of the project’s implementation, cooperation with the partner NGO was agreed in order to continue operation of the portal after the close of the project. The ESF or national funding schemes could be considered as potential sources of funding.


Good practice checklist

✓ Develop partnerships and relations with relevant stakeholders at the early stage of the action to ensure that the practice has strong support and potential partners for after the primary funding terminates.

✓ Identify new EU and national funding opportunities for long-term integration (e.g., shifting from project-based initiatives that are limited in time or dependent on one (external) donor to a comprehensive, multi-year strategy based on secured funding or diverse funding opportunities).

– Diversify funding opportunities and identify options for self-financing through business activities or social entrepreneurship.

Partnership & Collaboration

Does the practice establish communication and coordination with other relevant actors to foster the integration of migrants? (e.g., migrants, civil society, public authorities, businesses)

The project activities involved actors from the academic sector, NGOs, public administration bodies and migrants themselves. Project outputs were communicated to relevant stakeholders at regional roundtables and conferences.


Good practice checklist

✓ Ensure the involvement and participation of key stakeholders in the development phase and create strategies to involve them in the action.

✓ Include multi-stakeholder consultation with professionals, institutions, and citizens, in order to promote the meaningful participation of refuges and migrants and support a joint sense of ownership of decisions and actions.

Does the practice contribute to discussion on the improvement of integration support policies?

The project produced a set of recommendations on the employment and integration of foreigners for regional policy makers and service providers (integration centres). Project outputs were communicated at regional roundtables and conferences.

Inspiring tools:

Recommendations for regions.

Good practice checklist

✓ Seize opportunities to contribute to the development of comprehensive integration strategies involving EU-level/national/regional/local authorities, service providers and civil society.

✓ Work with relevant partners to jointly review operations, practices, services, and integration outcomes.


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