This report is a start action of the ″Job –Yes! Choose a job not a dole″ Erasmus + project activities. The main aim of this action was to evaluate the current unemployment situation of people with disadvantaged background and fewer opportunities, their learning opportunities and their needs to upgrade their soft skills coherent with employment-related key competences in Lithuania, Latvia, UK, Italy and Spain.
The report presents a desk research regarding the current unemployment situation in Europe, summarizes results of face to face meetings with unemployed people and adult educators and describes the main obstacles and gaps within the learning process for the successful integration of people with disadvantaged background and fewer opportunities into the labour market. The common European approach on upgrading soft skills coherent with employment-related key competences is presented.