Title New Skills for Women (Re) Integration in the Labour Market
Project Number 2010-1-PT1-LEO05-05167
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
The overall objective of the project is to transfer innovative training methodologies to improve guidance and counselling, vocational and professional training in EU for women returning to work after a hiatus in their
careers, as a result of maternity, illness, unemployment, or who are in a situation of self-employment. www.nsforwomen.eu
The main goal of project is to empower people in inclusive societies. The acquisition of new skills, fostering creativity and innovation, the development of entrepreneurship and a smooth transition between jobs will be crucial in a world that offers more job opportunities for those who show greater adaptability.
The overall objective of the project is to transfer innovative training methodologies to improve guidance and counseling, vocational and professional training in EU for women returning to work after a hiatus in their careers, as a result of maternity, illness, unemployment, or who are in a situation of self-employment.
The project aims at fostering the use of ICT and wishes to encourage the use of these tools applied to this target group to improve the quality of learning, provide access to resources and services online, providing feedback on progress and create the conditions for increasing skills and self‐esteem of women in situations of crisis and with difficulties in gaining access to a profession.
During the project, a range of dissemination and exploitation activities will involve the project target groups (women, counseling, facilitators, VET providers and social partners) that will promote and insure a short‐term impact of the project.
The involvement of the consortium with other national, regional/local authorities in the VET field will insure, in the short and long term, the transfer and exploitation of the project results.
The involvement of different countries in the consortium, with the same goal and diverse experiences will be also another important factor to ensure the impact and sustainability of the project, through the promotion of their activities and the added value of tangible and intangible outcomes.
Still concerning the impact and giving the players the opportunity to participate actively in an integrated network in the EU countries, we will provide training methodologies to improve guidance and counseling, vocational and professional training in EU for women returning to work after a hiatus in their careers.
The European Year of Equal Opportunities for All, held in 2007 and a European scale, reinforces the idea that it is necessary to combat the multiple discrimination, in
particular and to promote equal opportunities.
In Europe, women returning to the labour market are a significant part of the labour force available. However, these women are often overlooked in statistics, especially when they are not registered as unemployed.
Statistics show that, on average, women have 40% less chances, comparing with man, to be offered them a position, which illustrates the difficulties that women face when returning to the labour market, including their exclusion from it.
The project wants to give women who somehow find themselves, voluntarily or involuntarily unemployed, skills to integrate the labour market again: through the creation of self-employment or with the acquisition of
new skills in the areas of ICT and entrepreneurship which will enable them to perform computing tasks on the user's perspective.
Open and distance learning
Sectors Information and Communication
open and distance learning
-Study of Best Practice of online training solutions
-e- learning Platform
-Women’s Training Action
-e-coaches training course