On a European level, the integration of migrants in their transition in the labour market has been a main priority for political debate and policy initiatives in a growing number of EU member states. Professionals with a diverse profiles ( professional path- social workers, educators, teachers ;  status- paid staff/volunteers ;  rural/urban territories…) are not well equipped to support migrants themselves also with a diverse profile (age, gender, countries of origin, languages…) to overcome the many obstacles they are faced to in the labour market. In particular they are faced to a variety  of demands including linguistic, social, professional support but also and above all transversal competences.

The main barriers migrants are faced to are: a lack of recognition of their experience and of their knowledge, competence and skills. It leads to a process of deskilling that is highly demotivating. Most of the time, it is uneasy for them to be able to justify a relevant working experience in the host country as they work in the “black or grey "  (undeclared) market. Mots of the time the work they do is irrelevant with their genuine qualification. Moreover, the acquisition of the host language is a main obstacle even more difficult with this lack of recognition of their previous knowledge or competence.  A vicious circle is easily built that leads to social and professional exclusion.

A main innovation of the DiverPAss is to enhance a relevant competence strategy among both educators and their learners (with migrant background), combining formal/non formal/ informal learning based on a voluntary experience to be expressed in terms of competences- mainly KC2- multilingual competence and KC6- Citizenship competence