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The Back to work project intends to develop the validation and recognition of knowledge and competencies that unemployed people have previously acquired, in different contexts, as part of unemployment services, in order to facilitate better matching between needs and competencies on the labor market.
The unemployed people, including returning migrants facing unemployment, are offered counseling and support services within the local employment offices, but these services are not enough adapted to go into deep supporting the reflection and validation of the real competencies that workers have.
The project aims to insert the validation and recognition of the real competencies the unemployed people as a part of counseling services done in a personalized way, based on the achievement and needs of the persons facing unemployment.
Validating the competencies acquired in non-formal and informal contexts is a way to shortage their return to labor market.
The project tries to come with solutions for unemployed people, by developing instruments that support recognizing and validating their competencies, by enabling the counselors in the employment offices to use them more widely.
Back to work project aims to transfer the innovation developed within the following projects: VINEPAC (www.vinepac.eu), ACCED (www.acced.euproject.org), FamCompass (www.famcompass.eu)
The general aim of the Back to Work project is to develop the validation and recognition of competences practice as part of the counseling services offered by the local employment offices with the view of improving their counseling services for unemployed and increasing the chances of efficient matching on the labor market.


The main objectives are:

• To raise awareness on the importance of validation and recognition of competences practice in the context of promoting efficient matching between needs and skills/competences on the labor market;

• To develop useful and easy-to-use counseling instruments that facilitate validation of prior learning outcomes and their match with job opportunities on the current labor market;

• To enable employment offices’ counselors, NGO representatives and assessors in the assessment centers to use these instruments;

• To permit exchange of best practices in the field of validation of prior learning outcomes and counseling services for unemployed between the partner countries.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 July 2012 06:35