2015 is a key year for the eradication of poverty

In February 2015, the European Commission has expressed itself on the actions that need to be taken in order to eradicate poverty in the world.

The President of the European Commission

“The year 2015 will be crucial for the international community. The eradication of poverty and the world introduction to the path of sustainable development is our main challenges. The realization of these objectives is also in our own interest. The EU will continue to cooperate constructively with its partners in the upcoming negotiations and is ready to fully live up to its role in the implementation of this agenda. “

Source:http://eurofundsnews.eu/polityka/rok-2015-ma-byc-kluczowy-w-celu-eliminacji-ubostwa-na-swiecie/

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TAP project: The second meeting of partners

TAP project: The second meeting of partners

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In March, partners met in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Besides standard management and administrative issues, the most important topic were results of recently conducted research with people living in poverty or that are threatened with poverty and with representatives of social institutions working in the field of combating social exclusion. The research shows that in each country the problem of poverty exists, even in Netherlands which is seen as a country with high living standards. The results of research will be included into publications which will be soon prepared by partners. An important point of the meeting was subject of dissemination. Partners reviewed up to date dissemination and planned next activities aiming about informing about the project.

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Learn about ECVET

Learn about ECVET

convetCWEP Association is currently participating in CONVET project. It’s aim is to enable mutual recognition of qualification in the construction sector in European countries. Vocational education segment relies on ECVET system which has not been fully implemented in all countries.

If you want to learn about ECVET and do not want to read through the documentation, you may watch a video clip thanks to euVetsupport channel on YouTube: Introduction into EQF and ECVET.

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The ET-NEETs project has just gone GLOBAL!

The ET-NEETs project has just gone GLOBAL!

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The project partners are pleased to announce that they have been contacted by the Directorate for Employment at the OECD (The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). The OECD uses its wealth of information on a broad range of topics to help governments foster prosperity and fight poverty through economic growth and financial stability.

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CEES in RCOP newsletter

CEES in RCOP newsletter

An article about Center of Education and Enterprise Support Association was published in the February issue of information bulletin published by the RCOP. In this article you can find information about international projects realised by the CEES (TAP, ET-NEETs, CONVET). Moreover in this issue of newsletter you can find information about RCOP and the Erasmus+ conference.

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Experts’ work in CONVET project

Experts’ work in CONVET project

Experts from the construction sector have quite a challenging job in CONVET project that our association coordinates. For some time now a throughout analysis of professional qualifications of people working in the construction sector is being carried out. Not long from now, a first version of the “comparison tool” will be launched, which will present both commonalities and differences among official vocational qualifications. The subject matter is the qualification of electricians, masons, painters and plumbers working in countries taking part in the project, namelu Bulgaria, Greece, Spain and Poland.

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TAP – Initial summarizing of research results

TAP – Initial summarizing of research results

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In framework of the TAP project, from November 2014 to January 2015 in Poland was conducted in-depth interviews with 15 representatives of the target group of the project i.e. people extremely vulnerable to poverty and social exclusion.

Among those participating in the study were unemployed people with low qualifications or education, single-parent families or families with many children and people with low income. Of the 15 participants interviewed, 11 people were unemployed, and 4 of them worked, but the income earned from work in the opinion of the respondents did not allow to meet a variety of needs.

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Conference summarizing the project Children Rough Sleepers

Conference summarizing the project Children Rough Sleepers

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The European Parliament in Brussels seems to be the most appropriate place to discuss the fate of homeless children or children fleeing from home in Europe. That is where 10 December 2014, an international conference entitled “Children Rough Sleepers Conference” took place. The immediate cause of the organization of the conference was ending of the project CRS – Children Rough Sleepers.

The project was devoted to children who fled or were expelled left the house, they were deprived of proper care or accommodation, and thus forced to stay away from home, sleeping on the street and those who face the problem of homelessness.

The project offered a variety of tools available for use in working with such children, a review of available policies, instruments and the results of research aimed at raising awareness of the problem and indicated the proposed solutions (guide to the best practice recommendations for decision-makers, training for professionals dealing with such children).

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CRS – meeting in Portugal

CRS – meeting in Portugal

logo crsThe last meeting in the CRS – Children Rough Sleepers project took place in Lisbon, Portugal on 27th and 28th of November 2014. Partners summarised the work and activities undertaken, taking into account any relevant and existing schemes and approaches towards helping homeless children. Such outlook on the project resulted in exchange of knowledge and experiences gathered throughout the project realisation.

Apart from current activities to be done before the end of the project, an international conference in Brussels was planned to take place on 10th of December 2014.

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