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  • Recognition of Qualifications of Highly Skilled Immigrants in Portugal Migration Forum Costa da Caparica - Portugal
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  • International Catholic Organization; Set up by the Society of Jesus in 1980; Its mission is to accompany, to serve and to plead the cause of refugees and forcibly displaced people; JRS is now working over 50 countries worldwide. Jesuit Refugee Service
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  • Fonte : SEF
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  • Psychological/ social support Legal advice Job-finding Pedro Arrupes Shelter Portuguese language courses Medical aid CLAI Local support centre for immigrants Micro-credit Awareness-raising of migrant issues through media and at schools Recognition of qualifications of highly skilled Immigrants Jesuit Refugee Service - Portugal
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  • Recognition Process the main steps 1) Gathering of the documentation; 2) Translation and legalization of documents; 3)Payment of fees for registering the process in a school; 4) Waiting period 5) Portuguese language exam; 6) Internship from 4 months to a year; 7) Final exam; 8) Registration in the Professional Council. On average the whole recognition process will not take less than a year Recognition of Qualifications in Portugal in Portugal
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  • Partnership: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Jesuit Refugee Service-Portugal Financed by: C.Gulbenkian Foundation 2002 2005 Recognition of Qualifications of Highly Skilled Immigrants
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  • Aims of the project To support the social and professional integration of immigrant doctors (non-EU citizens) whose jobs in Portugal do not match their academic qualifications in the process of obtaining recognition of their degree; To contribute to reduce the shortage of healthcare professionals in the Portuguese labour market. Recognition of Qualifications of Highly Skilled Immigrants
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  • Social Support Portuguese language classes; Individual couselling; Psychological support Protocols celebrated with Medicine Schools; Protocols celebrated with the Immigration Services; Protocols celebrated with the Ministry of Health; Etc. Financial Support Payment of the translations needed to the recognition process; Payment of a monthly scholarship (during the internship); Payment of all the expenses required by the recognition process; Payment of technical books of medicine. Recognition of Qualifications of Highly Skilled Immigrants Main aids of the project
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  • Recognition of Qualifications of Highly Skilled Immigrants Challenges and solutions Found Challenges: The waiting period; Professional Integration; Visa renovation; Burocracy; Some resistance of the Portuguese doctors; Solutions found Extend the financial support in a loan system; Search of work in the medicine labour market (Blood Institute,etc.) Protocols with the Health Ministry Protocols with the Immigration Services; Informal contacts with the embassies, Doctors Order Sensibilisation through the Media and in the work floor.
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  • MenWomenTotal% Ucranian31195041,67 Moldovan18123025 Russian8101815 Guinean3254,17 Romenian1232,5 Bielorrussian0221,67 Albanian1121,67 Angolan1121,67 Cuban0221,67 Georgian1121,67 Bulgarian1010,83 Kazakhstani0110,83 Sahrawi0110,83 Senegalese0110,83 Total6555120100% Recognition of Qualifications of Highly Skilled Immigrants Statistics
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  • Recognition of Qualifications of Highly Skilled Immigrants Final Result of the project
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  • Thank You! Recognition of Qualifications of Highly Skilled Immigrants