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Adult and Work: an Aid to Reduce the Distance
Start date: 01 Sep 2014, End date: 31 Oct 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

In the first quarter of 2013, according to ISTAT data, the unemployed in the range 35-44 years are 400 thousand and 349 thousand those between 45 and 54 years old, numbers which show that unemployment is far from being exclusively a youth problem. The conclusion of the crisis is far away and appropriate intervents are needed to solve the difficulty of finding employment and reintegrating into the labor market many people with previous experience and skills gained during the course of life and business. A labor crisis that threatens to turn into a crisis of identity of persons who have lost or are at risk of losing that source of livelihood. A crisis which creates difficulties in the assessment on their job prospects but also on their skills, competences and tools needed to activate in order to raise their professional skills necessary for a re- working. The experiences and skills should be valued and capitalized through active labor market policies that can understand the needs and abilities of adults and to accompany them in paths that allow them to spend their skills in the current labour market, even in fields other than those from which they come. The project AWARD Adult and Work an Aid to Reduce the Distance intends to diversify the supply of the services of active labor market policies for unemployed adults through the exchange of good practices between operators from different EU countries. The policies are addressed to the unemployed in age over 30 years, including workers in the IGC and mobility, with previous work experience, gained through insecure jobs in different economic sectors, paying particular attention to the scope of the manual trades and artisans. The project will last 24 months adn is addressed directly to the guidance counselors and vocational training operators who deal with active labor market policies, the indirect beneficiaries are adults escaped from the world of work. The parties involved in the partnership are: the Consortium So & Co ( consortium of social cooperatives ) , Lucca CNA ( National Chamber of Crafts and Small and medium enterprises ), the Directorate for Education Sanliurfa (Turkey) , the Agency for the labor and Employment Sanliurfa (Turkey) , the Cooperative ADREP (France), which is in the vocationa training field and Non-Governmental Organization My World (Bulgaria) that deals with small and medium-sized enterprises . Operators will be able to familiarize themselves with the systems of training and rehabilitation for adults adopted in several European countries and will have the possibility to improve their working methods. Will be identified samples of adults to test the best practices identified in the fields of guidance and reintegration. The project aim to strengthen basic skills, professional and relational employable in the labor market and to build pathways agreed with the adults, local services, social partners and businesses is to share and experiment new models of entrepreneurship, of educational models and methodology. The results will then be shared with other organizations in the territories involved (government agencies, trade associations, etc. ..) in order to propose new tools and strengthen the links between the fields of training and entrepreneurship.
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