The project will aim at:
Upskilling the digital/media competences of low-skilled/low-qualified unemployed people, mainly adults over 45, through innovative tools in order to motivate and enable them to build a strong online professional identity to strengthen their access to employment, leading to socioeconomic inclusion.
Increasing the knowledge of employment/career counselors and/or relevant authorities, organisations/companies working with low-skilled/low-qualified unemployed and endow them with a new approach/tools for supporting and interacting with middle-aged unemployed persons through social media.
LINK-UPS project will target:
Low-skilled/low-qualified unemployed adults, particularly over 45, in Bulgaria, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey.
Employment/career counselors and/or relevant authorities, organisations and companies working with low-skilled/low-qualified unemployed (e.g. public employment services, recruiters).
The consortium consists of 6 partners from 4 EU countries (Bulgaria, Italy, Portugal, and Spain) plus Turkey sharing similar challenges and covering a variety of sectoral, geographical and professional backgrounds, ensuring the implementation of a multi-level and interdisciplinary project:
IO1 - Methodological framework for the building of digital skills through social media for low-skilled/low-qualified unemployed persons.
The aim of O1 is to develop a methodological framework for the building of digital skills through social media of low-skilled/low-qualified unemployed persons (especially over 45), in order to increase their access to employment opportunities.
The tasks planned for O1 include the following:
Task 1.1. Assessment of online recruitment, screening and selection methodologies, practices and tools
Task 1.2. Development of skills building framework: A literature review of available models
- LINK-UPS COMMON REPORT
- NATIONAL REPORT PT,
- NATIONAL REPORT BG,
- NATIONAL REPORT ES,
- NATIONAL REPORT IT,
- NATIONAL REPORT TR
IO2 - Mobile and online interactive platform for building the digital competence of low-skilled/low-qualified unemployed persons
The aim of O2 is the development and pilot implementation of a mobile and online interactive e-learning platform for building the social media competences and digital skills of low-skilled/low-qualified unemployed persons (mainly over 45), based on the methodological framework developed under O1.
Task 2.1. Development of the interactive platform
Task 2.2. Pilot implementation of digital skills building
IO3 – Online self-assessment tool and usability manual for professionals supporting low-skilled/low-qualified unemployed persons
The aim of IO3 is the development and dissemination of an online self-assessment tool and manual presenting the new approach and providing guidelines on how the methodological framework and interactive mobile and online platform can be used by the professionals supporting unemployed adult people.
Task 3.1. Development of online self-assessment tool and manual for professionals.
Task 3.2. Dissemination of online self-assessment tool and manual to professionals