Increase motivation and improve employability - Reference number: 2011-1-DE2-LEO04-07890 4

Reference number: 2011-1-DE2-LEO04-07890 4

Partner Organisations

Chancengleich in Europa e.V, GERMANY
Símenntunarmidstödin á Vesturlandi, ICELAND
Quarter Mediation, THE NETHERLANDS
Prywatne Centrum Ksztalcenia Kadr (PCKK), POLAND
Fundatión Ramón Rey Ardid, SPAIN
ASIS Consorzio Cooperative Sociali, ITALY

Project file

Project file

  • Why is the Project needed:

    The average rate of early drop-outs, who leave school before finishing the secondary level and make no vocational training, is in the European Union currently over 15% and in some MS the figure is even higher. This situation is causing a huge problem for the present and future labor markets that increasingly require highly trained personnel and less and less have a need for employees with low qualifications. Persons without school leaving certificates and without vocational qualifications have the least opportunities in the labor market. They form a large part of the group of unemployed. Also immigrants with or without qualifications are highly affected by unemployment. The proportion of unemployed immigrants with low school education or with certificates that are not recognized in the host country is in most

     

    The consequences of (long-term) unemployment are e.g. passive behavior, isolation and low self-esteem. As result, we often see the situation that those people at some moment loose faith in themselves, their future and the society. Following a number of unsuccessful attempts to get a job, they have lost hope, motivation and initiative and are no longer willing to take on further efforts to get a job.

     

    Some of them develop a negative attitude towards the system and refuse cooperation with supporting organizations such as Employment Services. To avoid the consolidation of that attitude the society must do everything to prevent further experiences of denial attitudes. Especially with that group of long-term Unemployed many educational and counseling services are helpless. The Unemployed seem in a way to be a kind of resistant to advice and training with traditional educational methods. There is an urgent need to address this issue and this is one of the motivations for this project.
  • Project main aim:
    The average rate of early drop-outs, who leave school before finishing the secondary level and make no vocational training, is in the European Union currently over 15% and in some MS the figure is even higher. This situation is causing a huge problem for the present and future labor markets that increasingly require highly trained personnel and less and less have a need for employees with low qualifications. Persons without school leaving certificates and without vocational qualifications have the least opportunities in the labor market. They form a large part of the group of unemployed. Also immigrants with or without qualifications are highly affected by unemployment. The proportion of unemployed immigrants with low school education or with certificates that are not recognized in the host country is in most.
    The consequences of (long-term) unemployment are e.g. passive behavior, isolation and low self-esteem. As result, we often see the situation that those people at some moment loose faith in themselves, their future and the society. Following a number of unsuccessful attempts to get a job, they have lost hope, motivation and initiative and are no longer willing to take on further efforts to get a job.
    Some of them develop a negative attitude towards the system and refuse cooperation with supporting organizations such as Employment Services. To avoid the consolidation of that attitude the society must do everything to prevent further experiences of denial attitudes. Especially with that group of long-term Unemployed many educational and counseling services are helpless. The Unemployed seem in a way to be a kind of resistant to advice and training with traditional educational methods. There is an urgent need to address this issue and this is one of the motivations for this project.
  • Specific objectives:
    • to develop in cooperation with different partners/experts in Europe
    • to increased self-confidence and motivation
    • to promote and enhance entrepreneurial skills and intercultural competences 
  • Distribution of Tasks
    • The German partner Chancengleich in Europa (ChE) will be the coordinator of the partnership. The partner’s role is to coordinate activities, collect materials and control work and evaluation plans.   The partner’s task will also be to present methods and materials to promote intercultural competencies and better access to learning and job opportunities for disadvantaged groups, in particular immigrants.
    • The Icelandic partner (SÍ) will present his experiences in Entrepreneurship Education (EE) in groups of Unemployed. This partner will give a detailed presentation of methods and materials in entrepreneurial education in his work with Unemployed, which can be used as a basis for lessons in vocational education and counseling. The partner will organize a visit to a training course carried out for Unemployed in cooperation with the Employment Services and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Security.
    • The Italian partner ASIS will present material and methods used in Social Enterprises (SE)  and deliver good examples for improving the professional development and management skills of manager and workers of social enterprises in disadvantaged areas. ASIS will be testing some of the new methods (EE/IE) in such companies.  ASIS will also present the projects issues in different consortium that he is member of and work out recommendations to the implementation of the issues in SE.
    • The Dutch partner QUARTER MEDIATION will deliver good practice and innovative, creative Training methods out of his practical experience as a VET provider. He will give the partners an insight in his Trainings with employed and unemployed people for a better integration into the labor-market and contribute results to the practical guidance. This partner will also deliver a contribution to European policies and programs to fight unemployment among low-skilled persons.
    • The Polish partner (VET provider) will deliver good practice of  holistic support for participants from disadvantage groups. He will give the partners an insight in Trainings helping people to get faith in themselves, increase motivation to activity on labor market and develop professional competences.
    • The Spanish partner as an expert in the field of social economy will provide good practices in WISE (Work Integration Social Enterprise). He will also present methods and approaches that he is using in the work with young unemployed adults and organize a visit to some of his Training Workshops in the region.
  • Outcomes
    • A practical guidance for Trainers and Counselors working in  Vocational guidance measures
    • A professional training and Job Placement, with methods and approaches  for a better integration of Unemployed into the labor market.

Meetings

Meetings

Final conference, 13-14.06.2013, Jelenia Góra, POLAND

Project meeting, 07-08.03.2013, Zaragoza, SPAIN

 

Project meeting, 20-21.09.2012, Napoli, ITALY


Project meeting, 07-08.06.2012, Borgarnes, ICELAND


Project meeting, 12-13.04.2012, Assen, THE NETHERLANDS



Kick-off meeting, 28-29.11.2011, Dortmund, GERMANY

 

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission, The Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-2013, Leonardo da Vinci sectorial Programme.

Newsletter

Newsletter

Newsletter_6.pdf

Newsletter_Poland

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Newsletter_5.pdf

Newsletter_Spain

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Newsletter_4.pdf

Newsletter_Italy

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Newsletter_2.pdf

Newsletter_Iceland

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Newsletter_1.pdf

Newsletter_Netherlands

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Dissemination

Communication

Outcomes

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission, The Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-2013, Leonardo da Vinci sectorial Programme.