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.

Project objectives:

  1. Research:
    • Overview of the legal framework with regard to employment supporting measures and subsidies in the project partners’ countries;
    • The overview will be the basis for focus on methodological approach towards schools and the labor market;
    • When suitable, a project partner can formulate a (government) policy based on other countries’ legislation and good practices.
  2. Counseling and Coaching
    • Methodology used by project partners in their support of vulnerable (and/or unemployed) youngster targeting the labor market;
    • Assessment of 300 students
    • Assessment, guidance and/or counseling of companies and internship providers
  3. Diversity Management
    • JKVG’s registered methodology with regard to Diversity Management (Empower® methodology) to be translated and expanded to serve the projects’ goals
    • Train 150 professionals in diversity management to stimulate them to spread the word on diversity management (long-term result) and/or to organize better internship experiences or labor market entrance (short-term result)
    • Advise & counsel 75 employers in diversity management
  4. ICT Development
    • Based on the defined methodologies, web tools will be created to support schools and employers in serving the projects’ goals
    • A digital infrastructure is available, including a virtual community and & database in the respective national languages and in English to support target group and stakeholders in: (a) knowledge, tools, methods & info sharing, (b) peer-to-peer counseling, (c) partnership network (d) handbook;
  5. Good Practices
    • Each partner will share good practices which add value to the projects’ goals (in the partners’ countries)
  6. Dissemination
    • Produce leaflets, documents, website, manual on diversity management
    • Produce a newsletter 2x/year
    • Organize 4 (inter)national dissemination conferences (reaching 200 participants)
    • A Research Report/policy document is set up including barriers, possibilities, available instruments and policy and recommendations for the target group per partner-country;
The DME Project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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