DME to invest in inclusive management for all

Youth unemployment is a growing concern throughout the European Union and deserves to be high on the political, social and economic agenda. Our society needs to invest in inclusive employment for all, also and especially the most vulnerable: early school leavers and youngsters with low education levels or physical/mental impairments. A common geographical or transnational approach is required to address this economic and social challenge. Traditionally, diversity management propagates an inclusive human resources management, covering the employer-employee relationship.

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DME partners met for the 4th time. This time in Sofia.

The Bulgarian capital Sofia has become the host of the fourth meeting of the partners within the DME project. The theme was not only the traditional discussions and presentations of work that all partners have done so far, but mainly the ideas and proposals for the creation of web tools that are about to be developed. Students, agencies (coaches) and employers will benefit from such web tools. Current proposals include an area where stakeholders can meet each other and plan possible cooperation regarding work placement. The progress of the creation of these tools will be evaluated by the partners this Autumn in Bruges, Belgium, where the next meeting will be held.

Dissemination DME project in full swing – more than 20.000 people reached!!!

The dissemination part of the DME project is in full swing after almost 1,5 year. Pro Work –as responsible for this part of the project – has successfully created a Dissemination strategy in the form of a report, which was spread among all project partners. Regarding to this strategy and planning a project website was launched (www.projectdme.eu), a virtual community was created to disseminate all project activities and products among the project partners, a project logo and corporate identity was created, two newsletters were launched, a social media platform in the form of Facebook and Twitter is made to share DME project facts and a database was created for the partners to keep track of their dissemination activities within the DME project. With respect to this database, it can be seen that the project partners already reached more than 20.000 people are reached using the newsletter, social media, the website, websites and social media of project partners, conferences and more…

Positive responses on the DME cooperation after almost 1,5 year collaboration!

For the DME project, three meetings took place so far (Antwerp, Amsterdam and Prague). For all meetings a survey was sent to all partners and in these survey reports they state, that they are all very pleased with the way the project team is cooperating, the lead partner is executing their role in the project and what the team has achieved so far. Only the work continuation regarding detailed Intellectual Outputs (IO’s) need more speed in some cases, but all partners have a ‘hands-on’ mentality and are working hard to achieve all goals related to the IO’s in the project – before the interim report will be handed over to the National Agency in March 2016.

Prague will host the 3rd DME project meeting

All partners will meet in Prague on the 7th of October 2015 to discuss all project work and activities so far and present achieved outputs. The main focus will be on the project website and reports done by all partners in the first months of the project, followed by the planning of future activities. The 3rd project meeting will be an opportunity to focus on the development of web tools which will be available on this website later.

Project meeting in Amsterdam

The second project meeting was held in Amsterdam, in May 2015. Partners discussed the tools to be developed during the 3 year cooperation. All tools will be continuously presented on the project website. An interesting discussion was held about legislation related to employing persons with disability and about presented examples of methodologies for inclusive employment in all participating countries.

Project meeting in Antwerp

The first project meeting in December 2014 was an opportunity for introduction and sharing of knowledge and experience among the partners organizations from Belgium, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Slovenia and Czech Republic. The detailed quality management plan was discussed and all project activities have been planned.



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