MOtherhood Valorisation and Empowerment for professional development – Upskilling Pathways / MOVE – UP
MOVE-UP is an Erasmus+ project aimed at designing, piloting and mainstreaming an innovative, flexible and quality upskilling pathway for low skilled unemployed or inactive mothers in Italy, Austria, Greece and Portugal. This pathway offers them the opportunity of assessing, recognising and further developing their prior learning for facilitating their participation in training and in the labour market, mainly by enhancing the competences they gain thanks to their role of parent.
The MOVE-UP project is a 24-month initiative for developing a flexible and quality upskilling pathway for low skilled unemployed or inactive mothers, offering the opportunity of assessing, validating and further developing their prior learning for facilitating their participation in training and in the labour market, by enhancing the competences they gain thanks to their role of parent.
The focus of the prior learning is on the Personal, Social and Learning to learn competence (PSL) that they gained/are gaining thanks to their role of parent, thus by using and preliminarily valuing it as a driver for upskilling. Indeed, PSL competence has proven to be functional to ignite the motivation and predisposition towards all the other Key Competences for lifelong learning, thus the capacity to fully beneficiate of afterwards basic skills acquisition (literacy, numeracy and digital skills) and employment opportunities.
By valuing mothers’ competences, mainly acquired through informal learning opportunities and daily life experiences as new parents, can have an immediate positive effect on their willingness to be empowered and involved in formal learning opportunities to better match highly required job positions in the labour market.
So, on one hand, the project is going to foster innovation in Adult Education (AE) by supporting and enhancing the capacity of AE providers and stakeholders to contribute in equality between women and men, as well as in social inclusion, through the promotion of a different mind-set towards motherhood, intended as a potential to succeed in the labour market rather than as a limitation in women’s affirmation; on the other hand, the project is going to work on low-skilled mothers’ empowerment and upskilling for facilitating their access to education, training and lifelong learning.
- prototyping, testing and delivery an innovative Outreach Strategy and related guidance measures to overcome gender bias and stereotypes and make evident and valued the target group’s experience and needs as women and mothers in the context of lifelong learning;
- self-assessment of PSL competence and evaluation of basic skills through the administration of specific tools, resulting in a written report including individual strengths and competences to be improved, and needs for upskilling;
- design of the MOVE-UP Plan, based on tailored learning programmes, learning by doing and modular structure, aimed at developing/reinforcing digital, numeracy and literacy competences as well as at exploiting the PSL competence acquired thanks to their role of parents for increasing motivation towards and strengthening the acquisition of basic skills and for employability and professional development.
- to practice directly the digital competences which the training aims at developing as well.
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A project co-funded by the Erasmus+ project of the European Union.
Id. n. 101087412
FORMA.Azione srl (Coordinator) – IT
CPIA METROPOLITANO DI BOLOGNA – IT
APEFA – ASSOCIACAO PORTUGUESA DE EDUCACAOE FORMACAO DE ADULTOS APRENDENCIAS – PT
Academy of Entrepreneurship – GR
DIE BERATER – AT
EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE EDUCATION OF ADULTS – BE