PROMOTING ACTIVE INCLUSION OF DISADVANTAGED PERSONS EXCLUDED FROM THE LABOUR MARKET

Project Location: 

Regions: Skopje, Northeast, Southwest, Vardar, Polog.

Project Duration: 

20 months: from 14.12.2015  to 14.08.2017.

Overall Objective: 

Тo increase the activation and involvement of persons at risk of social exclusion in the labour market by mobilising and/or improving their skills, education, qualification and facilitating their full integration into the society and in particular their access to the labour market.

Specific Objectives: 
  • To enhance the employment potentials of people at risk of social exclusion by promoting individual pathways towards employment;
  • To develop and implement targeted employment services and trainings leading to sustainable integration into the labour market of people at risk of social exclusion;
  • To identify and transfer good practices of labour market integration of people at risk of social exclusion and ensure their greater impact and multiplication.
Target Group / Beneficiaries: 
  • Persons with disabilities whose condition renders them fit for work;
  • Former drug and alcohol addicts;
  • Victims of domestic violence;
  • Young offenders;
  • Young people who have left school early;
  • Young people without parents and parental care (18-26 years of age);
  • People living in remote and rural areas;
  • Parents of street children;
  • Single parents;
  • Beneficiaries of social assistance;
  • Homeless people;
  • Other similarly disadvantaged people.
Activities: 

CLUSTER 1:

  • Enhancing the skills of employment and social care professionals.

Specific activities include:

  • Provision of seminars targeted at employment and social care professionals on practices concerning “Mentoring for Social Inclusion”. The seminars will train prospective mentors in the basic knowledge and skills needed to build an effective mentoring relationship with the target groups in the process of drafting individual action plans.

CLUSTER 2:

  • Reinforcing the motivation, participation and employability of the groups at risk. Activities will be designed to meet specific needs of the target groups.

Specific activities include:

  • Needs assessment for developing skills of people belonging to the target groups, definition of skills/competence profile needed for a job;
  • Preparation of individual employment pathway plans to provide the participant with support, training advice, and ultimately work placement or employment;
  • Provision of psycho-social empowerment and training in soft skills;
  • Provision of tailor made on the job training programmes (theoretical and practical curriculum);
  • Provision of seminars supporting individuals setting up small businesses or self-employment and social enterprising;
  • Design of advisory and counselling services in order to strengthen the family cell structure and to cope with family dysfunctions.

CLUSTER 3:

  • Fostering networking and partnership-building of service providers.

Specific activities include:

  • Provision of seminars for public and private service providers showcasing European and international best practice in terms of promoting the employment prospects of the target groups and inters-sectoral/inter-institutional cooperation;
  • Awareness-raising campaign targeting employers in the public and private sectors with the aim to fight prejudice against the target groups;
  • Establishment of networking corners (virtual and physical) where disadvantaged persons can meet each other, share experiences, and build mutual partnerships;
  • Promotion of volunteerism and practice for better familiarization with the corporate world (we will work jointly with the Economic Chamber and civil society);
  • Development of proposals on strengthening inter-institutional cooperation among local Employment Centres, Centres for Social Work, Local Authorities and NGOs.

A gender equality perspective will be running horizontally throughout all the proposed activities.

Центар за грижа за семејството и децата (КМОП) – Атина, ГРЦИЈА / Κέντρο Μέριμνας Οικογένειας και Παιδιού (KMOП) – Αθήνα, ΕΛΛAΔΑ

Partner Organization: 
Институт за економски истражувања и политики „Фајненс тинк“ – Скопје
Contact Details: 
PROJECT COORDINATION
Fotiss ROUSSAKIS, Financial Manager
roussakis.f@kmop.gr

FAMILY AND CHILDCARE CENTRE (KMOP) – ATHENS, GREECE
+30 210 363 7547
kmop@kmop.eu
www.kmop.gr
https://www.FACEBOOK.com/kmop.eu

ECONOMIC RESEARCH AND POLICY INSTITUTE “FINANCE THINK” – SKOPJE
Tereza KOČOSKA
+389 2 615 6168
www.financethink.mk
info@financethink.mk
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