Title EU Return
Project Number UK/08/LLP-LdV/TOI-163_135
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Country UK-United Kingdom
Marketing Text EU Return aimed to transfer training methodologies to empower women to return to the labour market with greater confidence and awareness of their transferable skills and experiences.
Summary Overall Aim of the project was to transfer innovative training methodologies to 3 member states in order to improve European vocational educational training (VET) and career guidance for women returning to employment/self-employment following a career break.
Description Overall Aim of the project was to transfer innovative training methodologies to 3 member states in order to improve European vocational educational training (VET) and career guidance for women returning to employment/self-employment following a career break (particularly in ITEC- Information Technology, Electronics and Telecommunications).
Other Service Activities
Information and Communication
program or curricula
material for open learning
Project objectives were: to transfer proven successful innovative support and career development methodologies from the UK to partner countries; To develop a European training the trainers package to transfer the Career CirclesTM methodology to partner countries; To transfer and adapt paper based materials to e-learning materials (e-career development module) to widen access to career development for women returners on a European scale; To exchange best practices in psychometric tools for career advice/guidance between Denmark and the UK; and To enhance the provision of vocational guidance across Europe by providing quality career development tools aimed at increasing career-related self-efficacy of women returners.
The consortium working on this project consisted of SMEs and a Women’s European Association all with specialist knowledge and experience in training, career development/coaching and gender issues (e.g. women in ITEC, women returners). Consortium partners had well established regional, national and European networks for dissemination/exploitation and knowledge-transfer.
Outcomes included women returners increasing in confidence, career self-efficacy and wider vocational exploration of career options e.g. ITEC, self-employment, including women returning to the workplace.