Title European Outplacement Framework – EOF Vocational Support for People with Difficulty on Employment Access
Project Number LLP-LDV-TOI-09-AT-0005
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text EOF was a project, which focused on the professional (re)integration and successful career-planning of people in training and further education. In the course of the project, tools and methods have been developed, which support trainers and human resource managers in their tasks as tutors and mentors within the framework of outplacement activities. The main aim was to enhance the technical competences of tutors and mentors by special knowledge in pedagogics as well as human resource management in order to advise and counsel the job seeking trainees to get an adequate job. This knowledge was trained by a series of several days' seminars.
Summary Unemployment is regarded as a major deficit in a labour society, which restricts professional and social development. Professional qualification is an opportunity to resolve this deficit and it also supports unemployed people in order to guarantee their sustainable integration into the labour market. However, professional qualification is not the only significant factor for successful employment but also the appropriate outplacement offer in the form of counseling and supervision of the job seeking process. The prime objective of this applied project was to develop such outplacement offers. The main results of this project have been the "European Outplacement Framework" (EOF), a framework, which includes methods, tools and a seminar model for future outplacement-tutors and mentors. This seminar was carried out in the scope of a pilot project.
Definition of the term outplacement based on a common understanding of all partner organisations
- Good practice catalogue with instruments of outplacement
- Methodological guide for outplacement-tutors/mentors
- Seminars for outplacement-tutors/mentors
The definition of outplacement-tutors/mentors:
The outplacement-tutors/mentors support the trainees from the beginning of the training (tutors) respective of the job entrance (mentors) by counseling and guiding. The tutors/mentors strengthen the trainees in their personal development, help to reflect their personal and vocational biographies in order to plan successfully the careers. The main objective is to support the trainees in performing a secure appearance at job applications and assessment procedures as well as to give them counseling in general, which is adapted to personal needs, competences and future perspectives. The mentors in the companies also provide support to the trainees and foster them in their vocational careers.
The outplacement support creates employment opportunities and mobilities on the European labour market. These people will offer support for unemployed people from all EU countries during their job seeking process.
- Tutors, mentors, trainers, counselors
- HR managers
Utilization and distribution of results
Access for disadvantaged
program or curricula
- Transfer of the methodological guide for tutors and mentors
- good practice catalogue of outplacement tools
- seminar design for tutors and mentors