Dublin: A strong Local Employment Approach

Dublin 004On June 18th- 19th AWB partners held the last peer review of the project, dedicated to the study of local policies promoting employment of long-term unemployed aged 50 and above, in the city of Dublin.

Dublin Employment Pact organized a comprehensive peer review that gave AWB partners from the cities of Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna, Tampere, Rome, and Santander, an opportunity to clearly picture how employment policies are developed in Ireland.

The session was divided into two phases; initially the Irish government, represented by the Department of Social Protection gave an overview of the unemployment situation in Ireland, with a 14% unemployment rate. Then, they described the Irish Government Activation Policy including their pathways to work and the Public Employment Service role.

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Vienna Local LLL Power

LLLViena1Documenta attended the last transnational meeting of the project Local Lifelong Learning Power that took place in Vienna (Austria) on the 14th and 15th June 2012, hosted by ZSI. The main objective of this meeting was to assess all the visits that have been developed along the project implementation. This project is coordinated by MetropolisNet and has the participation of partners from Berlin (Gsub), Hamburg (Lawaetz Stiftung), Vienna (ZSI), Emmen (Gemeente Emmen), Roma (CIOPS FP) and Dublin (Dublin Employment Pact), in addition to Santander (Documenta).

This initiative aims the empowerment of people through lifelong learning as a means to improve their employability. In order to achieve this goal, partners have learnt how some organizations from different countries implement lifelong learning and the inclusion of people in the labour market. This learning has been done through the exchange of experiences and information during the visits which have been organized in each of the participant cities.

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GUIDE! - Case Study Workshop

Guide rgbThe partners of the GUIDE! – Good Guidance Stories project attended to a training session that took place in the working centre of the Hungarian partner ‘Budapest Chance Non-profit Ltd.’.

In this meeting, that was developed on the 6th, 7th and 8th of June 2012 the members of the different organizations which work in this project –MetropolisNet (Germany), CIOFS-FP (Italy), Documenta (Spain), Gsub (Germany), Employment Service Unit of Tampere (Finland), ZSI (Austria), Ballymun Job Centre (Ireland) and the above mentioned, Budapest Chance Non-profit– participated in a training workshop on how to write a case study and how to teach through the case studies methodology.

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Transnational Meeting of the JS - Toolbox Project in Maastricht

The fourth transnational meeting of the project JS-Toolbox (METHODOLOGICAL TOOLBOX FOR DEVELOPMENT OF NEW SKILL FOR FUTURE JOBS) was held in Maastricht (Netherlands) between 31 May and 1 June 2012. This meeting was atended by members of Documenta, along with members of other European organisations as Folkuniversitet, promoter of the project - Sweden-, Dimitra –Greece-, Studies Staropolska Bab'ya Przemysłowo - Handlowao - Poland - and Revalento - Netherlands.

The project's main object is the adaptation of competencies and skills that are provided in vocational training to the emergence of new professional profiles and to changes in the labour market. The forecast of the future demands of the labour market for the different sectors is a very useful tool for trainers and educators in guiding the learning paths of different specialties, and qualifying them to address the delivery of these new powers. Thus will be possible a greater fit between employment and capacities, which will undoubtedly help the brake of structural unemployment.

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