MoreThanAJob in Greece informs about its activities and subgrants to support labour integration of vulnerable groups
On 4 March 2022, EUROTraining Educational Organization, Greek partner of "Reinforcing social and solidarity economy for the unemployed, uneducated and refugees" Project (MoreThanAJob), presented the project during an informative event titled “MED News: Achieved Results and Future Activities of the MoreThanAJob and MYSEA Projects”.
The event started with two small welcoming speeches by Marina Zotaki, legal representative of EUROTraining, and Violetta Koutsogiannopoulou, Director of the EU Implementation Department, about EUROTraining’s mission and involvement in Social Solidarity and Social Economy Projects and Vocational Training.
After that followed a presentation of the MoreThanAJob project by Thanos Lakrintis, member of the EUROTraining Implementation Team. Mr Lakrintis’s presentation introduced the audience to goals, outputs and results of the Project, highlighting the innovative Greek sub-grants, GuideCar and EdAct. GuideCar aims to develop a mentorship programme that will provide participants with opportunities to develop their career prospects, leadership and diversity skills needed to succeed in a dynamically changing labour market. On the other hand, EdAct foresees the creation of online tools and web resources for delivering specialised courses in the areas of the labour market in which there is an identified shortage of workforce.
Finally, the MoreThanAJob portal was presented, focusing on the networking and cooperation opportunities that it can offer to different stakeholders. The purpose, sections, and services were showed, as well as the ways that different members of the audience could benefit from it.
After the presentation of MoreThanAJob, two more project highlighting issues related to social and labour inclusion of vulnerable groups and the role of education and training were presented.
- The LIAISON Project, funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020), was presented by Ester Kalogeroudi, member of the Implementation Team. LIAISON aims at promoting intercultural understanding among different groups and communities by involving them in a shared effort to identify and tackle the root causes of racism and xenophobia through mutual learning.
- The MYSEA project, also funded by the ENI CBC Med Programme was presented by Olympia Driva and Thanos Lakrintis, members of the implementation team. MYSEA aims to identify existing and emerging skills and professional needs in the Green and Blue Economy through oriented training, coaching and mentoring, and to decrease unemployment of Youth, Women, and NEETs by involving Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions and enterprises encouraging sector-skills alliances through apprenticeship, traineeship and on-the-job training.
The audience (approximately 40 participants) expressed their interest in future events and activities as part of the above projects and shared their ideas and comments on the topics discussed. Interested parties promised to stay tuned for any upcoming news.
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