Happy Bar & Grill is a chain of daily restaurants in Bulgaria. The exclusive quality of food and the high standard of service account for the best-in-class brand Happy Bar & Grill. The chain is the largest number of restaurants in Bulgaria located in the heart of larger towns and cities, or along the highways and the main roads. This quality cannot be achieved without the Happy personnel which is trained to follow the high corporate standards. In the recent years there is a stagnation at the Bulgarian labour market which also affected the restaurant chain. That is why the company has opened the professional opportunities to different target groups which are socially or economically disadvantaged, especially for the positions requiring low-skilled labour.

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Convoy World is a manufacturing company situated in a suburb near the Bulgarian capital city Sofia.  In the last couple of years, the company is developing very fast, expanding on new markets in the EU, which increased their personnel needs, in particular in the production facilities. This was one of the drivers for the management to enhance the scope of their potential candidates, giving chance to people from different socially or economically disadvantaged groups, especially for the positions requiring low-skilled labour.

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Refugees’, asylum seekers’ and migrants’ inclusion to the European society is strongly supported by their labour integration and employment. But what experience Italian employers have? What challenges do they face? And how COME IN training can help them? Watch the story of IKENGA, an intercultural association from Palermo, to discover more.

IKENGA – Voice of the world – was established in December 2018 by a group of activists and artists from Biafra, Italy, Bangladesh, Gambia, Senegal, Nigeria e Tunisia. The association promotes human rights, intercultural and intergenerational dialogue among local citizens, asylum seekers and migrants of the first and the second generation through discussions, courses, conferences, projections and other educational initiatives with the goal to encourage and facilitate active participation of all people.


The COME IN team has carried out a transnational research with employers.

Within the research we gained valuable insight into employers’ and other stakeholders’ attitudes to hiring refugees considering benefits and barriers linked to refugees’ employment. We also looked at competences that employers require and thus achieved better understanding of their training needs and preferences.

To get a quick overview of the results, please have a look at our executive summary of the research available in 6 languages:

English executive summary

Bulgarian executive summary

Dutch executive summary

German executive summary

Greek executive summary

Italian executive summary


For more detail please refer to the full report in English:

COME IN transnational research report





The COME IN team identified and analysed best practice projects and initiatives on integration of
migrants and other disadvantaged target groups into the workplace in Europe. The research is referring to projects and initiatives supporting enterprises and employers in their efforts to hire and integrate this complex target group.

Find out more about successful practices in Europa and get inspired by our collection of 36 best practice examples for employment and work integration of refugees/migrants.

COME IN desk research report and best practice examples