Responding to the great resignation & quiet quitting of young professionals & entrepreneurs through Coworking & Collaborative Workspaces
An Erasmus+ project that focuses on creating flexible, tailor-made vocational training resources and tools that are adaptable to labour market needs.
GA number: KA220-VET-000155692
09Funded by: Erasmus+ Duration: 01/09/2023-30/04/2026
Europe ranks last in employee engagement (having clear expectations, feeling connected to and supported by your team, and finding purpose in your work), scoring a mere 14% compared to the 33% of US and Canada (Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace Report, 2022). After COVID-19, resignation levels are also significant in Europe with Austria having the highest value of vacant positions (5%), followed by Belgium and the Netherlands (both 4.9%) (Eurostat, 2022).
Research findings indicate that Coworking and collaborative workspaces (CWS) have the potential to support employees as well as freelancers, new creators who are just starting their professional life or micro-enterprises and start-ups, by providing both a stable, functional work atmosphere and membership in a social community.
However, despite the growing popularity of Coworking and CWS, there are still gaps and needs in terms of (continuing) vocational training for young professionals who may lack the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in these new work environments.
RE-WORK aims at developing innovative, tailor-made, educational material in the context of continuous VET to educate and raise awareness of young professionals on the benefits and opportunities offered by collaborative business models and methods, and to promote greater diversity and inclusion in coworking and collaborative workspaces.