REST – Meeting enterprises in Kassel

On 31.08.17 the Landkreis Kassel invited representatives of regional enterprises for an after-work event, where the REST idea was presented and discussed. The CEO of on regional enterprise gave an interesting insight on how he succeeded in overcoming initital challenges such as language problems, legal issues and fear. He underlined that one needs some additional time and patience at the beginning of the process but that it can be very rewarding to give a refugee the chance to work in an enterprise.

What is EYE

It’s time for an update.

EYE is short for “Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs”, a European funded exchange programme for entrepreneurs.

In order to support entrepreneurial diversity and synergy in Europe the European Commission funds exchanges between entrepreneurs. New entrepreneurs (NE) have the opportunity to work over a period of 1 month up to 6 months with an experienced host entrepreneur (HE) in another European country. Both parts benefit of the exchange discussing their business ideas, sharing best practice examples and contacts. In a nutshell: They get a fantastic chance to learn from each other.

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REST – Survey: Which are the challenges that enterprises face

… when employing refugees?

The partnership is currrently trying to find answers to this and other questions. For this purpose an online survey was set up and a series of interviews will be conducted with enterprises in all partner regions. Also, the partnership tries to identify examples of good practice for the successful integration of refugees into enterprises.
If you are interested and want to participate, benefit and support us on different levels, you can:

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

VALLEY – Final conference and award winners

The final VALLEY conference was held on February 16 and took place in the Villa Mediterranée in the old port area of Marseille.

In this final conference the resources, which were developed by the Erasmus+ project VALLEY to identify and to recognise skills and competences developed by young people during their volunteering experiences, and the validation methodology were presented.

VALLEY’s 4th newsletter

The fourth VALLEY-Newsletter summarises the project results up to now and gives a preview of the pilot results, that will more extensively be described in the VALLEY experience report.

Also you are warmly invited to apply for the VALLEY award and to spread the news to others who might be interested to participate.

You can access it following this link.