08 Януари 2019г.
The socio-economic crisis that Europe is facing, has made the labor market is being severely hit and unemployment rates are increasing thus negatively affecting the EU’s potential growth.
In this situation, the aim is for Europe to become a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy. Inclusive means, among others, raising Europe’s employment rates and helping people with fewer opportunities of all ages, manage change through investment in skills and training.
Unemployment is particularly high among women and young people and this situation is exacerbated among disabled women who face a double discrimination: as women and as disabled people. In addition, these women are more vulnerable because of issues related to health-work balance, limited availability for training and access to resources, accesibility barriers, mental or psychological problems among others.
We started a new Erasmus+ project in order to offer new opportunities and innovative instruments to physical and sensory disabled women for improving their qualifications and thus their levels of employability .Thanks to an European cooperation established by an appropriate mix of complementary organisations coming from different fields but sharing characteristics and objectives, this instrument will introduce new methodologies and tools to make easier the training access, assessment and development of competences and their transference to the labour context.
So, the general objective of READY WOMEN project is to offer new opportunities and innovative instruments to adult women with disabilities for improving their qualifications and thus their levels of employability and integration into the labour market, mainly through training actions related to the New Yields of Employment (NYE) and emerging sectors.