BRAVE – Bricking Adult’s future Via Empowerment

BRAVE aims to empower unemployed adults who have difficulties in finding a new employment because of the increasingly specialised skills required by the market. 

Project Number: 2017-1-RO01-KA204-037257

Funded by: Erasmus+        Duration: 01/10/2017 – 30/09/2019   

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Challenge

Since 2008, the economic crisis has strongly affected EU society, particularly employment. The labor market has undergone significant changes and is facing a number of challenges, including the discrepancy between the educational offer and market demand, low levels of qualification and limited ability to create new jobs.

Unemployment is a priority issue that must be addressed. According to EU, the most affected are people in the age range of 30-60, in particular low skilled adults (primary or lower secondary education), who have lost their job and cannot find a new one due to the more specialised skills required by the market.

In general, data show that 25% of EU adults have not achieved an upper secondary qualification that is the educational level currently regarded as the basic requirement for successful entry to the labor market (Eurostat EU LFS). Moreover, 6.5% of adults have not completed any formal education beyond the primary level.

Innovation

The project aims to empower unemployed adults (aged 30-60) who have difficulties in finding 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.

Action

The first part of the training programme was developed, tested and validated at a local and transnational level. This part of the training program focuses on the personal potential of unemployed adults, to bring them to regain self-confidence, to believe and follow their personal aspirations and desires.

PHASE 1 – Personal Empowerment for Adults in Job Transition

The second part of the training programme was developed, tested and validated at a local and transnational level. This part of the training program aims at creating a tailored business model focused on the personal motivations and expectations.

Moreover, the BRAVE association was created aiming to transfer and exploit the project results by strengthening other unemployed adults with the support of BRAVE LOCAL GROUPS as mentors, in a peer-to-peer approach.

More than 30 business models have been collected and published on the BRAVE Crowdsourcing Platform with business ideas.

MOOC 4.0 (Massive Online Open Courses) for increasing unemployed adults’ skills and competences was created and tested. It is available online.

Two transnational training events were organised in Valencia (Spain) and Modena (Italy), aimed at testing and finalizing the BRAVE training program and for developing the business models of the BRAVE LOCAL GROUPS in the crowdsourcing platform.

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Project Partners

KMOP – Social Action and Innovation Centre
Fundatia Dezvoltare in Europa (Coordinator – Romania)
CARDET (Cyprus)
InEuropa (Italy)
Stichting PRIME (Netherlands)
Social Innovation Fund
Social Innovation Fund
(Lithuania)
FYG Consultores
(Spain)
Zenit Formazione
(Italy)

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