DC4JOBS: 3rd Partner Meeting in Breda, the Netherlands

The third meeting of the DC4JOBS project was organised on the 3rd and 4th of October 2018 in Breda, Netherlands. We were hosted by our project partner The Breakthrough Foundation with collaboration from Villa Boerebont and De Moerbei.

The aim of the third project meeting was to monitor the ongoing project management, dissemination, quality insurance and exploitation procedure. During the meeting, the partners presented the draft version of the teaching material being prepared for the youth workers. This teaching material will then support the young people with fewer opportunities to acquire targeted competences into entering the labour market in which each skills will enhance their employability prospects. CGE Erfurt e.V also presented summary results from the evaluation of the first year of project implementation. While we are focusing on improving the strong points and mitigating the challenges and weakness, the recommendations from each partner will be integrated into the project.

The second day of the meeting was spent on planning the next steps of the project’s development and on the dissemination of the products developed so far, emphasising on the development of teaching materials, the preparation for the teaching courses and multiplier event. Within the program, we also had a guided tour by the host organisations, Villa Boerebont and De Moerbei, who were showing us around the place and introducing us to the causes that they are working on. Villa Boerebont is a youth work organisation, committed to support young people who are threatened by various circumstances also coming from fewer opportunity background. The foundation also offer five working stations, residential assisted living, individual counseling and social activation for the young people. The purpose of De Moerbei is to offer participants a place to discover where interests lie and to get structure in their lives.

After the working meeting, the consortium had the opportunity to visit the old town of Breda, where we visited a local shop that supports the usage of recycling materials. The products of this shop were produced and in collaboration with De Moerbei. DC4JOBS has reached out the local organisation in Breda and has gained their interest upon future collaboration. The project meeting concludes the achievement of each intellectual outputs and the clarity / direction for the next steps that need to be taken.

Amalia Podlaszewska

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