KYR - Know Your Rights
When migrant workers first arrive in a new country, they often face uncertainty, unfamiliarity with the local community and in general lack of knowledge about their labour rights. This can lead to being exploited at work, feeling isolated and lost.
That is why the KYR – Know your rights platform not only provides useful information about their labour rights in an attractive and convenient way in one place in a country of their choice (Iceland, Lithuania, Spain, Cyprus and Austria), but also gives them the opportunity to get to know local migrants, receive support from or become a peer mentor, and pass on their knowledge to the local community.
Working Conditions and Security Standards
1. Challenge Tackled
How to reduce the exploitation of migrant workers in the workforce?
2. Target group, beneficiaries or clients
Migrant groups, etc.
Platform which consists of information on migrant rights in the workforce in different languages addressing different groups of migrant workers and provides contacts of peer mentors.
“Know Your Rights“ platform – a open educational resource in different languages addressing different target groups of migrant workers.
The platform also creates space for migrants to exchange knowledge and support each other.
5. Unique Selling Point
Information accessible in one place in most spoken migrant languages.
Information also provided in an attractive video format.
Peer mentors for transmitting the knowledge about the labour rights and support their community members.
Migrants are better acquainted with their working rights.
Migrants receive support from peer mentors.
It can be adapted and used in employment services or other public institutions.