Developing and Providing the Achievement of the Key Competencies in Young Adults that Employers Require When Recruiting (E-FOLIO)

Project title:

Developing and Providing the Achievement of the Key Competencies in Young Adults that Employers Require When Recruiting (E-FOLIO)

Programme:

Lifelong Learning Programme, GRUNDTVIG Multilateral project

Project summary:

It is a European wide project, which seeks to develop products to address a key area of attention within Europe and specially partner countries. It is an important issue, since youth employment in EU among 15-24-year-old has increased by 50%.

Project partners were singled out according the geography and unemployment level among young people. The partnership comprises different institutions to bring complimentary competencies – three are private non-profit organizations, one is private non-profit active in the field of voluntary, there is also the adult education provider and one is a public authority. All partners within the project have the same aims and objectives.

The ultimate aim of Euro-folio is to enable young unemployed adults to (a) develop the essential key competence knowledge, skills and attitudes by employers when recruiting and (b) to demonstrate to employers, the achievement of those competences.

Project objectives: (1) to produce a research document (outlining the needs in each country and combined), which clearly defines the essential key competence knowledge skills and attitudes, which employers look for in young people when they are recruiting. (2) to develop products (workbook, on-line tools etc) for use by organizations working with young people. The products will be practical and will demonstrate ways in which skills can be acquired and recognized through nontraditional routes e.g. volunteering, community activities and family related activities; (3) to develop a certificate of proof of achievement of competence (CoPAC) to enable the young person to prove key competence knowledge skills and attitudes, achieved in a nontraditional way, to an employer; (4) to produce a DVD, aimed primarily at employers, which will prove (through case studies) how useful the CoPAC will be to them when recruiting young people.

Project Partners:

– SOCIAL INNOVATIONS CENTRE (Lithuania) – project coordinator

– ADVANCIS (Portugal)

– E-CODE (Slovakia)

– ELDONIAN GROUP LIMITED (United Kingdom)

– ACADEMY OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP (Greece)

– CEPA FRANCISCO DE QUEVEDO (Spain)

– CUKUROVA ILCE MILLI EGITIM MUDURLUGU (Turkey)

Project duration: 01/01/2014 – 31/12/2015