The project EMBRACE (Enhancement of Migrants aBilities and Recognition of their Acquired Competences, in Europe) will develop and test a transnational method for identification, documentation, and validation of skills and competences acquired by immigrants in their original countries – particularly within the food and agribusiness.

The project focuses on 'non-formal' and 'informal' skills, that is, skills acquired outside the formal education and skills acquired through life otherwise.


The project activities are divided into three phases. The first phase is a research phase to cover the various methods that are currently being used in the participating EU member states, and further to examine which profiles are needed in particular within the food and agribusiness, which are the areas of focus of the EMBRACE project. In the following phase methods will be updated and specified for the food and agribusiness. If needed, new methods for validating competencies within this field will be developed. By the end of the project the results of the testing phase will be verified and compared across the participating countries, in order to develop a tool for certification of competencies for experts and councilors.


There are eight partners in the project coming from six different EU member states:


The project is financed by Erasmus+ and is being implemented from 1 November 2016 - 31 October 2019.

More information

For further information, go to the website: http://www.embraceproject.eu/