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THIS WAS OUR PROJECT ROMINKO!

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Official title: ROMINKO – Competence Balance – an innovative instrument for recording, assessing and acknowledging informally and non formally acquired competences of Roma for the promotion of their professional orientation, career planning and employability

Agreement number: 2015-1-DE02-KA204-002455

Duration: September 2015 – August 2017 

Applicant: JugendStil eV. – Germany

Partners:
Germany:      JugendStil e.V. (NGO)
                        Terno Drom (NGO)
France:          FECBOP (NGO
Greece:          OIKOKOINONIA (NGO)
                        iED (NGO)
Hungary:      HEEDA (NGO) 
                       Kiskunhalas Municipality
Romania:     Vox Civica Association (NGO)
                       Buzau Municipality 

 

PROJECT BACKGROUND

KOMPASS  project  showed that:
a) Competence Balance according to the French model is very well accepted by Roma;
b) more than 50 per cent of the participating Roma could be mediated into the labour market or education;
c) however, in Greece, Hungary and Romania Competence Balance is not yet opperational at local level because of the lack of involvemnet of the local authorities;
d) if we want to have more and better results in this field we have to cover at least one county or region in every participant countries with Competence Balances centres;

– The stakeholders at the local level are not yet sufficiently informed or sensitised.
– Thus, the project aims at nothing less than to set up Competence Balance centres at county (region) level in Greece, Hungary and Romania.
– The motivation of Roma to participate in Competence Balance and to attend it until the end was a challenge in the above-mentioned project.
– They cannot really see the final benefit of Competence Balance. Resignation, former disappointments, mistrust in measures of the majority and the necessary time investment strengthen this.
– Until now, mainly material or financial stimuli are used that are partly not effective as well.
– Therefore, a high need for effective motivation instruments for actors involved in the implementation of adult education measures (Competence Councillors, mediators, labour office staff) are very necessary for start the assessment on the French model.

THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT

The most important objective of the project is the following:

– „ROMINKO“ concretely aims the modification and adaptation of the French model of Competence Balance (COB) for people in vulnerable groups, focused particularly on Roma people. Competence Balance is a program developed by FECBOP (Federation Europeene des Centre de Bilan et d`Orientation Professionnelle) which aims to assess in a professional way the professional background of the employees.

 

LEARNING, TEACHING AND TRAINING EVENTS

Here are, the learning, teaching and training events in our project

1. Introductory Training
– Introducing Competence Balance according to the French model to the staff of the Partners
– Introducing available labour market instruments to members of the Partners selected for become Competence Councillors
2. Pilot Training
– three member staff of each NGO Partners and one representative of the Partner Institutions  will attend to the Pilot Training
3. Training on the motivation of Roma
– three member staff of each NGO Partners and one representative of the Partner Institutions will attend to the Training on the Motivation of Roma
–  Intense training on the use of motivation strategies (Handbook)

 

THE TARGET GROUP

The target – group of the project include Roma and non-Roma people, such as: 

– Roma and non-Roma people selected to become Competence Councillors and mediators;
– Adult Roma and non-Roma people who will participate to the Testing Phase of the project.

INTELLECTUAL OUTPUTS

The main intellectual outputs developed within the project are:

IO1
Model guidelines for the implementation of Competence Balance according to the French model at counties (regions) level – responsible: FECBOP, JugendStil, local Partner institutions
• Elaboration of the guidelines fitting both the national labour market instruments and the National Roma Integration Strategy including financial planning
• Model implementation of Competence Balances in one labour office district (Testing Phase)

IO2
Handbook for labour market actors “Competence Balance according to the French model” – responsible: FECBOP, JugendStil
• Explanation of the methods and procedures of Competence Balance
• Compilation of selected tests, group and individual exercises
• Model of Competence Portfolio, Synthesis Paper and Action Plan

IO3
Guide „Motivation of Roma in adult education measures” with the emphasis Competence Balance – responsible: FECBOP, JugendStil, OIKOKOINONIA, HEEDA, Vox Civica

IO4
Material for the Pilot Training and Multiplier Trainings – responsible: FECBOP, JugendStil

 

PARTNER MEETINGS

Transnational project meetings:

  1. Kick-off Meetings and Introductory Training in Kiskunhalas, DE (October 2015
  2. Partners Meeting in Bucharest, RO (April 2016)
  3. Partners Meeting in Tessaloniki, GR (June 2016)
  4. Partners Meeting in Paris, FR (September 2016)
  5. Partners Meeting in Kiskunhalas, HU (April 2017)
  6. Final Meeting in Plauen, DE (August 2017)

HERE ARE WHAT OUR BENEFICIARIES SAY ABOUT OUR ACTIVITIES!

“No man but feels more of a man in the world if he have but a bit of ground that he can call his own. However small it is on the surface, it is four thousand miles deep; and that is a very handsome property.”
MĂDĂLINA MATACHE • TEACHER, VOX CIVICA`S MEMBER
“No man but feels more of a man in the world if he have but a bit of ground that he can call his own. However small it is on the surface, it is four thousand miles deep; and that is a very handsome property.”
ANCA IULIANA CODREANU • STUDENT, VOX CIVICA`S MEMBER
“No man but feels more of a man in the world if he have but a bit of ground that he can call his own. However small it is on the surface, it is four thousand miles deep; and that is a very handsome property.”
ELENA COMĂNESCU • TEACHER, VOX CIVICA`S MEMBER

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