In the past couple of years, the number of refugees and migrants in Europe has started to decrease. Nevertheless, the integration of those who have arrived in the EU since 2015
remains a common challenge for the host European communities. As gender norms tend to influence individual’s experiences and vulnerabilities in migration processes and given the little availability of integration efforts particularly
targeting women or gender issues, migrant women’s skills remain not fully exploited. The reasons for this are diverse, such as lack of educational requirements for the host country’s labor market and the cultural circumstances in the countries of origin. Particularly,
social isolation and lack of social network are crucial issues faced by migrant women, especially for their tendency to pursue household tasks. Indeed, lack of work experience,
language barriers, and family responsibilities represent the major obstacles to women’s social integration and access to the labor market. Conversely to these obstacles, integration of
women is particularly crucial, as women play a key role in the integration process. Hence, successful full integration of migrants into their receiving EU countries crucially demands the
integration of women, which importantly involves labor market integration, the establishment of a social network, and the promotion of employment and economical independency.

WICP aims to contribute to the development of new design and creative skills through tandem training and intercultural dialogue. The project deploys the notions of inclusivity, diversity, and collaboration in Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI) by encouraging immigrants to develop their creative ideas into work, inclusion, and self-fulfillment possibilities. Therefore, WICP seeks to make an important contribution to the full integration of migrant and refugee women in their receiving communities and labor markets by promoting the intercultural and diverse enrichment of European societies.