Show Your Skills is a Strategic partnership project Erasmus + « Exchange of good practices » program KA204 –Adult Education. It aims to accompany adults looking for employment to acquire, develop, recognise and value qualifications and skills acquired all their lives in order to help them in their employability and contribute to its development.
People at risk of social exclusion (unemployed, seniors, NEET, those in professional reorientation …etc)
Professionals in charge of accompanying vulnerable groups (counselors, coach, educators, social workers…)
HR recruiters (recruitment agencies, companies …)
Identify, analyse and exchange good practices in terms of recognition and development of skills, for vulnerable groupsCreate new tools to facilitate job search based on skills rather than formal experiences
Strengthen the capacities of actors in the fields of recruitment and support towards employment to define the different alternatives for the recognition of key skills
Create a network of organizations working on the recognition of key skills, in order to promote a sustainable transnational approach to support beneficiaries from different countries
Provide a digital platform to offer personalized, flexible, rewarding recruitment or training solutions that promote skills rather than formal experiences
Expected results and Outputs
Comparative study of the methods and practices to evaluate skills of vulnerable groups in each country. This output will be available online in English and the 3 languages of the partners
Common skill evaluation tools. These tools will be in the form of an e-book that assembles all the processes, methods, procedures and evaluations towards vulnerable groups
Common instruction manual of the tools created. This manual will be available in English and the 3 languages of the partners. This manual will include all the tools that a professional needs
A digital platform that offers recruitment solutions and/or tailor made training offers. This platform will offer job opportunities concentrating on skills rather than formal experiences. This will allow job seekers to find jobs even if they don’t have formal experiences, as well as help companies who struggle to recruit. The platform will have the following functions:
Training tools for professionals in the domain of recruitment and/or socio-professional inclusion. These training modules will allow them to define better alternatives to recognise the skills of job seekers.
Tools to accompany beneficiaries of social exclusion to enforce and value their skills
Tutorial and accompanying to write creative CV that value skills rather than formal professional experiences.
Certificates of skills and CV created with the beneficiaries
Job offers that concentrate on skills rather than formal experiences published by the recruitment agencies and companies involved in the project
Communication kit: online flyers and posters to communicate about the project.
Video clip about the project and its results.
Tools for beneficiaries
Développement Méditerranée (DEVMED) (France)
DEVMED is a training centre and social enterprise that addresses different actors in the economic development; we give trainings and coaching on the development of competences, training methodology, accompanying and integration in the local market of the unemployed people, NEETS, trainees in vocational centers .
Devmed accompanies as well employees in the phase of reorientation.
DEVMED works with two main groups:
Professionals and workers in the field of life-long learning.
Unemployed, NEETS, women victims of domestic and sexual abuse, and migrants.
DEVMED has a thorough experience in the field of training and development of competencies.
DEVMED participates frequently in multilateral projects to build the capacities of professionals working with disadvantaged public and give access to the public to different cultures and a better knowledge of other cultures.
Generate some knowledge on the factors that limit the integration of fragile populations, in a territorial approach (local, national and European);
Register the partnership in an initiative of co-production of methods and tools, allowing the increase in the chances of social and professional integration of the targeted public;
Improve the knowledge of the actors and the practices mobilized in every partner region, to contribute to a successful integration of the targeted public;
Enhancing the chances of unemployed adults and prisoners in the phase of liberation to access an employment;
Producing the knowledge for and with each learner, in order to optimise his/her chances in integrating existing trainings and/or find an employment;
Valuing the informal and intercultural skills that could be transformed into real experience and help the learner find a job.
Solidarité Femmes 13 (France)
Solidarité femmes 13 supports since 1945 women with their children victims of domestic or sexual abuses in the French South-East department of Bouches-du-Rhône. The head office is located in Marseille, and the association also has three local branches (Istres, Port-de-Bouc and Aix-en-Provence) and several mobile permanencies. Its action is structured around five services: listening and orientating women and children victims of violence / housing / sheltering – 68 beds available for women and children / clinical psychology and art-therapy with individual or collective counseling / professional training and networking
During the year 2020, Solidarité femmes 13 supported about 2.5000 women, did 1.200 psychological counseling, animated 250 art-therapist sessions and trained more than 100 professionals about violence against women and domestic abuses in the department.
Asociación Iniciativa Internacional Joven is an NGO from Málaga (Spain) created in 2003 from a group of youths who after participating in international programmes and activities, concluded that these experiences had been very important to change their life. Therefore, they decided to share them with other young people, collectives and associations, to enhance the interest in participating in international programs and exchanges, learning languages, realizing voluntary work, raising awareness, tolerance and respect for other cultures, etc. thereby contributing to personal and professional development of young people and adults.
The main objectives of the organization are:
Encourage the development of plans, programs and project that impact the benefit of youth and adults;
Improve the training of officials, technicians, youth and other people involved with the society, at local and international level;
Enhance integration and development of citizens at different levels: training, employment, social and cultural activities, health, sports, languages and intercultural learning;
Contribute to the development cooperation of the poorest countries and the poorest sectors of the population.
To achieve it, Iniciativa Internacional Joven (AIIJ) carries out studies, researches and activities to improve adult employability, cooperates with other public and private institutions to create youth projects and programs and it designs training courses and workshops on areas of interest.
Main areas and socio-educational tools used by the organization:
Art and Creativity;
Participation and Volunteering;
Sports and Healthy Life;
Personal development and entrepreneurship;
Culture of Peace and Interculturality.
The methodology is based on non-formal education, Paulo Freire’s pedagogy for liberation and emotional intelligence.
AIIJ has experience in coordinating international short and longterm Erasmus+ projects, such as Mobilities of Youth Workers/Training Courses, Capacity Building projects in the field of youth, Strategic Partnerships in the field of Youth and Adult Education and Small Collaborative Partnerships in the field of Sport, among them, the project “Sport for Life”, coordinated by AIIJ in 2017, has been awarded as “good practice” by the European Union.
AIIJ was also partner of the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership in the field of Adult Education supporting innovation called “Culture-Lab”, approved by Polish National Agency and selected as good practice at European level.
Profile of Spanish learners:
Young people seeking to develop their personal and professionals skills to improve their employability.
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