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Start date: Dec 1, 2016, End date: Nov 30, 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Most European labour markets are characterised by a coexistence of persistent high levels of unemployment in many areas and bottleneck vacancies in high - growing regions or sectors. Structural mismatches between labour supply and demand are common. Labour mobility across Europe is too low compared to the overall size of the EU labour markets and corresponding active populations, which has the effect of hindering adjustments in the allocation of resources that could support economic and employment growth. Deepening European labour market integration and ensuring effective matching between labour demand and supply is crucial in order to enable all employment opportunities to be exploited. In this respect, mobility not only means going to where the jobs are, or having access to better jobs; it is also associated with improvements in generic and occupational skills and increases adaptability and employability.The aim of the project is to increase the transnational employability by shaping and developing the system supporting the transnational labour mobility and adaptability of employees/workers/individuals in foreign/ international environment with the active participation of companies, stakeholders and training providers. The objectives of the project are:- Improving the transnational adaptability of the workforces- Enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises, through promoting the adaptability of enterprises and workers- Increasing the availability of professional transnational career guidance- Improving the capacity of counsellors and employment & recruitment agencies.The target groups of the project are:1) direct target group: employees working in foreign environment, individuals interested in transnational labour mobility, counsellors, partner organisations and their staff2) indirect target group: companies and their HR departments, target organisations: VET organisations and institutions, training providers, trainers/consultants of the target organisations; public and private labour actors (employer associations, labour offices, employment agencies).The partnership consists of 5 organizations from 5 EU countries of different organisations and institutions (NGOs , SMEs, employment agencies). The project partners already know each other on an institutional & personal level from previous EU partnerships. Each partner will coordinate the elaboration of at least one major task, (intellectual outputs, dissemination & exploitation process, quality & evaluation process) reflecting organisational competencies and expertise. Each partner will ensure that the project products are provided in their national language & they will be responsible for promoting national integration. The partners have capacity, knowledge and competencies to bring in this project and are active in the field of project management, trainings & consulting.During the project implementation four main intellectual outputs will be developed:1) Regional Research Analysis Report developed to identify and analyse the national needs in the field of transnational labour mobility and adaptability of employees/workers/individuals in foreign environment, to assist the development of project outputs and that suitable levels of stakeholder & user engagement are achieved throughout the project (including during end-user validation) in the partner countries; 2) Model of working with people interested in transnational labour mobility/ support scheme before the mobility and assistance in adaptation in foreign workplace - from the stage of intention to the adaptation in a foreign country. The model will be a guide/instruction for those working with these people on the basis of the developed outputs (O3-O4);3) ICT Tool for assessment of capability and readiness for transnational labour mobility – the ICT tool to measure and diagnose the individual readiness for transnational labour mobility, providing with accurate information about the areas needed to be developed and improved; the ICT tool will be used by trainers and counsellors in their daily work;4) Programme Toolkit - MOBILITY aiming at preparation of individuals (employees and unemployed) for transnational labour mobility & -ADAPT - Training programme and materials, Guide for employers focused on how to adapt an foreign employee in new environment, how to conduct coaching, mentoring towards a new employee from another country/ to enhance the adaptation of individuals/employees in foreign environment - workplace, country, culture, etcThe project implementation is divided into various phases: Phase (1): Management and Coordination; Phase (2): Research/Analysis phase; Phase (3): Design, development & capacity building - O2-O4; Phase (4): Pilot testing and fine-tuning; Phase (5): Promotion, dissemination and exploitation activities and Phase (6): Quality control, Monitoring and Evaluation.All outputs will be available in English, Greek, Polish, German and Spanish.

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