Title European Mentoring Network for Disadvantaged Adults
Project Number 2011-1-TR1-LEO05-27999
Product Output-2 Report on Existing European Mentoring Programmes.pdf
Title Output-2 Report on Existing European Mentoring Programmes.pdf
Product Type others
The Report on existing mentoring programmes in Europe was developed as part of Work Package 2 of E-Mentoring project.
The main purpose of the report is to research the various mentoring programmes as well as other similar trainings focused on improvement of employability skills and enhancement of social competences.
The exhaustive review of the programmes was carried through Internet by the project’s partners. It is found to be necessary the scope
of the research to cover Europe as up to now there are too many examples of held and on-going mentoring programmes in geographical areas such as the USA, Canada and Australia. Europe in particular was in the focus
of E-Mentoring project research as the partners identified the gap in the easily accessible information specifically devoted to European mentoring programmes.
As regards the media of the mentoring the most frequently used technologies are the combination between e-mentoring and group work;
just e-mentoring or individual face-to-face training were less frequently used. The majority of the programmes were carried out in more than one country in parallel; this fact can be explained with the nature of the programmes which were run mainly in the framework of international projects.
The research Report covers programmes ran between the years 2001 and 2012. The 39 countries where the described programmes have been deployed or are still running are: Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia
and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, FYROM (Macedonia), Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,
Moldova, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the UK, Ukraine.
Area of application
The Report raises the issue on sustainability of the initiatives because the majority of the programmes have been suspended after the end of
the funding period. The funding itself was provided mainly by the EU or the national governments while self-funded mentoring initiatives have not been found.