What is Psajo?
PSAJO (Parents’ skills as a job opportunity) is a European project co-funded by the European Commission.
About the Psajo project
The project’s aim is to increase the employability of young parents by providing them with a comprehensive online training programme that will enable the recognition of the skills acquired during parenthood as well as foster the development of a variety of skills for employment that will help them in a future job.
Becoming a parent usually poses an obstacle for the future employment of young parents and it often forces parents to leave their jobs, especially mothers. At the same time, becoming a parent also implies the acquisition of valuable skills desired in the labour market. Some of those skills include: leadership, problem–solving, time management, budgeting and multi-tasking, to name a few.
The PSAJO project seeks to target young parents mainly, especially those facing difficulties in the labour market, young parents who had to leave their position at work and want to regain it, youth workers working with young people at risk of social exclusion, youth workers fostering digital skills; NGOs, associations and other similar organisations working in youth education.
We want to enhance the employability of young parents who saw the development of careers or studies suddenly interrupted by parenthood, increase the availability of informal skills recognition tools, improve the digital teaching skills of trainers and youth workers to enable them to deliver trainings online; as well as decrease the youth unemployment rate in Europe.
The project is carried out by a consortium of six partners from six different countries (Sweden, Spain, Italy, Malta, Hungary and Slovenia).
About the Project Partners
The PSAJO project is coordinated by SVEFI from Sweden and partners include Inercia Digital (Spain), Infolog (Italy), Kreateam (Hungary), FOPSIM (Malta) and Ljudska Univerza Rogaska Slatina (Slovenia).
Read more about each of us below:
Svefi Academy is a liberal adult and professional education institution located in Northern Sweden. The aim of this institution is to give its students and participants an opportunity to study, expand their knowledge and skills in different areas, prepare for or return to the labour market, and develop social competence taking into consideration each individual’s background, prerequisites and interests.http://www.svefi.net/english/index.php
KreaTeam Association focuses on the opportunities for the youth and to provide services that promote the expansion of the knowledge of young people in the fields of community building, skills development, dealing with the impact of EU integration, etc…https://www.kreateam-ngo.org/
Inercia Digital is a young Andalusian social enterprise founded in 2012, focused on training, innovation and traineeship in digital skills at European level. Our mission is to contribute with employment by promoting training and innovation in digital competences in all of Europe, developing the digital skills needed in education, for ICT professionals, labour force and all citizens.http://www.inerciadigital.com/
INFOLOG: Infolog S.r.l. is a training agency located in Perugia, Italy. Active in different sectors since 1996, it operates with scope to support training for individuals and companies needing to improve and to upgrade staff skills through training. Infolog provides training and consultancy services for marketing, accounting, green energy and associated subjects.http://www.infologsrl.it/
FOPSIM: FOPSIM is a Maltese foundation that aims to achieve concrete progress for marginalised groups or sections within Maltese society. FOPSIM’s main mission is to promote and sustain employment, social solidarity, youth and active female participation in all aspects to achieve tangible advancement in the transition towards a more equitable society.http://www.fopsim.eu/
Ljudska Univerza Rogaska Slatina is a non-profit adult education and training provider for the community in the local region and wider with a rich tradition. Organization offers its learners 10 formal educational programmes that include both secondary schools and vocational training programmes in the field of catering, gastronomy, cookery, sales, economy, childcare or tourism. Ljudska Univerza is constantly developing new programmes and is adapting the existent one in accordance with the need and desires of the adult population for further training and education.http://lu-rogaska.si/default.aspx
November 2019 to January 2020
Definition of the architecture and requirements of the platform.
The structure, requirements and delivery tools of the partners will be evaluated to better shape the e-learning platform.
February 2020 to April 2020
Development of the platform. The Moodle platform and its tools will be developed, customized and adapted with the conclusions of A1.
May 2020 to August 2020
Content upload. In concordance to C2, the content in English will be uploaded to the platform. The rest of the languages will be uploaded after the fine-turning process
Pilot test. At the same time than A2.4, each partner will pilot test both outputs with 5 youth workers. The leader FOPSIM will provide with the necessary tools for evaluation. Each partner will generate a National Pilot Report that will be summarised in a Final report by FOPSIM
October 2020 to November 2020
Fine-tuning. The final version of this product will be adjusted with the conclusions of the pilot test.
March 2019 to June 2019
Regional research for necessities and requirements. Each partner will conduct an analysis consisting on a desk research and literature overview of the current skills development offer to unemployed students in each partner region. Following aspects will be considered:
− Institutions that offers curricula in related subjects
− Integration of ICT in those curricula
− Entrepreneurship learning activities in those curricula
The conclusions by each partner will be condensed in 6 National Reports. Conclusions and recommendations will be made concerning the methodology and modes of learning to be applied to the design and delivery of a training pathway to meet the identified needs. An outline methodology will be produced, indicating modes methods and content.
July 2019 to November 2019
Development of training modules. Three training modules will be developed covering in detail these topics:
− FOPSIM will work on How to manage time in the workplace
December 2019 to January 2020
Previously to the C2 training, partners will check the modules they haven’t developed in a peer review basis and provide feedback to the authors, so as to improve the quality of the materials and ensure uniformity across the training course.
Same time that A4; each partner will pilot test both outputs with 5 youth workers. The leader FOPSIM will provide with the necessary tools for evaluation. Each partner will generate a National Pilot Report that will be summarised in a Final report by FOPSIM.
First project meeting and kick off of PSAJO project (June 2019) in Stockholm
Second transnational project meeting on Huelva (September 2019). The aim of the PSAJO is to provide a comprehensive training program that allows parents to recognize and develop informal skills acquired during parenting for their application in a future job
Third meeting of the partners in Eger, Hungary (January 2020). The work for the project was continued and the project is moving forward towards the next steps.