The project BRAVE – BRicking Adult’s future Via Empowerment aims to empower unemployed adults (aged 30-60) who have difficulties in finding a new employment because of the increasingly specialised skills required by the market.

To this end, BRAVE will develop specific learning paths supporting adults to reconsider their life and expectations and to become aware of their own professional ambitions and objectives, as a way to reach their own personal fulfilment.

The learning path will be focused both on personal and social skills and on entrepreneurial skills, finalized to the prototyping of participants’ business models. To facilitate the entry in the job market it is necessary to adjust the skills to the dynamics of the post-economic crisis, which determined deep changes in the market demand. For this reasons the project will provide skills at every level tailored on the new requisites demanded (basic, transversal & soft skills, entrepreneurial, foreign language & digital skills).

The expected results on unemployed adults are: increased self-confidence, awareness, proactiveness and satisfaction towards one’s own future, wishes and opportunities, that will reflect also on their families’ quality of life; increased social and communication skills, assertiveness; enhanced ICT/English language skills and digital competences; increased self-entrepreneurship, employability, courage to take challenges and confront with peers from other countries; new knowledge on business creation and development.

The project will also increase partners’ knowledge regarding adult empowerment methods in the partnership countries, increase cooperation and networking at local, national and EU level. MOOCs, the BRAVE association and the newly trained BRAVE MENTORS ensure sustainability to the project results and a cascade effect on other adults not directly participating to the project.

Entities & institutions responsible for adult education, employability and entrepreneurship will gain increased awareness about innovative methods for personal and professional development of unemployed adults and about ways to supporting them through creative, self-starting processes that can have positive impacts on the wider society. BRAVE will create increased pressure for dedicated national programmes and for the mainstreaming of the innovative methodologies applied in the project.

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