REST – Your experience with employing refugees and migrants

REST (Refugee Employment Support and Training)  is a European project aiming at enhancing competences in enterprises and organisations to employ and to successfully interact with refugees. REST intends to support employers, human resources managers, in-company trainers and supervisors when it comes to the employment, integration and in-house training of refugees.

At this stage we would like to gather experience with and ideas on possible barriers for employing refugees. For this purpose we have set up a multilingual survey that won’t take you more than 5 minutes. Please find the survey here.

EELLSS partner meeting in Pisa

In May the EELLSS partners met in Pisa. The main aim was to exchange on the state of affairs in the ongoing learning projects in the partners schools and on drafting the programme for the final event that will take place on 05./06.10.2017 in Kassel.
It was great to hear that the soil-related learning projects have brought up new ideas and initiated activities that would not have taken place without the project!

Despite all the efforts of the team … the tower is still leaning!

REST – 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!

SASSI – Final conference ahead

The SASSI consortium is organising its final conference which will take place on May18th, 2017, in Drenthe College, Drenthe, Netherlands.
The SASSI partners will introduce the SASSI methodology of providing age-sensitive training and professional development for updating and upskilling the ageing workforce and will present the results of the piloting phase during which all partners have implemented the SASSI methodology in their training or corporate contexts.

Find the conference programme here.

EELLSS Award – Open for submission!

The EELLSS team is inviting European school students (14-19 years old) to submit projects, concepts or ideas on practical and problem based soil projects in European schools. You can describe a project that has already been carried out or is still in the planning process. You can also describe a concept or idea that could potentially be carried out if you had the chance to do so.

In any case, you should: Continue reading

SASSI – Newsletter 4

We have announced the SASSI award for innovative workforce development strategies for the ageing workforce in our last post – actually the award is still open for submissions!

In addition, you can not only apply for the SASSI award but use the same type of information for applying for the SASSI label. The SASSI label is given to those organisations that have implemented age-responsive strategies for their mature employees. So you can actually catch two birds with one stone – take part in the award and maybe win a trip to the Netherland and get the SASSI label. Read more about it our fourth Please also read our newsletter.

SASSI Award – Still open for submission!

The SASSI Award is still open for submission!

We are seeking submissions of innovative workforce development strategies that maintain and improve the motivation and productivity of older workers; strategies that enhance inclusion and age-diversity whilst supporting an organisational vision, and that create positive organisational outcomes.

Don’t miss your chance to present your innovative strategy to an interested European audience and discover the beautiful region of Drenthe – also called the Venice of the Netherlands. Find all details here.

LISTEN Kick-off Meeting

The Kick-Off-Meeting of LISTEN – Learning Intercultural Storytelling – was held on 27./28.02.2017 in Göttingen, Germany.
In good and inspiring atmosphere representatives of all seven partners out of six European countries – Austria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom – discussed ideas and objectives of the project. The Kick-Off-Meeting was a very good opportunity to meet and get to know the new partners and to reconnect with old partners.

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.