The financial crisis in Europe, as well as the unstable financial and political situation in many Mediterranean Partner Countries, has made apparent that new and credible alternatives to the mainstream economy are needed. These transformations in the economy and the society have brought increased attention to the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE)* actors that have been capable of helping to turn the challenges into opportunities. Nevertheless, in order to make efficient the SSE initiatives, effective collaboration with public authorities is fundamental.
As starting point, a framework of international best practices for the inclusion of the unemployed people in work and the education system has already been identified. These social pilot schemes are based on the collaboration of SSE actors and public authorities for better delivering of their services, thus enhancing the access to the employment and to education system for vulnerable groups.
To promote the development of innovative social schemes based on the cooperation among Social and Solidarity Economy actors and public administrations to enhance the social and labour inclusion of vulnerable groups in our societies.
*The expression social and solidarity economy (SSE) refers to a broad range of organisations that have explicit economic and social objectives as well as involve varying forms of co-operative, associative and solidarity relations. They include, for example, NGOs, cooperatives, mutual societies, foundations, social enterprises, fair trade organizations or other similar companies and organisations.
- Report on best practices about social schemes to promote employment of vulnerable populations
- Development of MoreThanAJob framework of social schemes
- Development of MoreThanAJob online portal to enrich the interaction between the Social and Solidarity Economy actors and the Public administration.
- Train-the-trainer workshops
- Training seminars for Social and Solidarity Economy actors
- Training seminars for public authorities in the field of employment, education and migration
- Open call to provide financial support to third parties (sub-grants) to support the implementation of the new social scheme
- Development of new or improved policy suggestions
- Signing of Memorandum of Understandings with the Social and Solidarity Economy actors
MoreThanAJob will bring a change in the way Social and Solidarity Economy actors and public institutions work together for services provision to unemployed people, focusing on vulnerable groups.
The development of a framework of new social pilot schemes as well as the development of policy briefs and suggestions will improve the planning of policies adapted to the needs of the target groups.
In the long run, the access to the employment and to the education system of such targets will be enhanced.