Project Title : V.I.C.T.O.R.U.P.E.S.I. – Vocational Innovation using Creative new TechnOlogies Resulting in Upskilling
Pathways for Employability and Social Integration

Programme/financer: Erasmus +, KA202 – Strategic Partnerships for VET 


VICTORUPESI focuses on social inclusion and strengthens the digital integration of people at risk of social exclusion by promoting the use of social media and BES in general for the purpose of successful and more effective integration into the labor market for target groups of projects. Its connection with BES and social media will create digital integration by 2005, promoting the use of social media / BES for learning and teaching purposes, upgrading prior learning processes and using them to develop a positive professional identity. The project promotes inclusion in vocational education by promoting positive employment identities for vulnerable target groups in order to enter the world of work and learning based on vocational education and training.

The social and economic integration of people at risk of social exclusion is the main objective of this project, by making them emotionally and technically accessible to accredited vocational training, which will open up opportunities for available jobs in the labor market and integration into various sectors, operating locally. With this project, we want to develop an integrated approach using vocational training as an entry point in breaking the cycle of poverty of vulnerable people.
Our project addresses the needs of vulnerable people at risk of social inclusion, including:

7 – 10 migrant women from Sweden age 18 to 45.

– 7 – 10 long term unemployed people from Spain age 18 to 45.

– 7 – 10 people in prison with light sentence in Romania age 18 to 45

– 7 – 10 people with disabilities in Slovenia 18 to 45

– 7 – 10 women with asperger in Italy 18 to 45

– 7 – 10 women at the rural area in Serbia 18 to 45

The second target group will be experts working in the field of social integration of the described beneficiaries.
The third target group would be vocational training centers in each of the local countries.
And the last target group is local companies, which will offer our beneficiaries a job opportunity.

In Sweden, the latest report from the Swedish Statistical Institute https://www.scb.se/en/ on employment shows a 25% gap between opportunities for migrant women
with primary education. The level of M&RW activity differs from domestic births by 11 points, indicating that they are less motivated to seek employability and
that national practices for the integration of migrant women need to be improved.

Spain has one of the highest unemployment rates compared to other OECD countries. The unemployment rate in the fourth quarter of 2019 fell from 13.92 percent in the year to 13.80 percent in the previous three-month period and below market expectations by 14.00 percent. This was the lowest unemployment rate since the last quarter of 2008, as the number of unemployed fell by 22,500 to 3,192 million and employment rose by 92,600 to 19,967 million.

In Italy, the employment rate of non-EU women is 50% compared to 75% of men. According to the Italian National Statistical Institution (2018), this is a process of feminization of migrants
flows in recent years have been steadily increasing, which is linked to the growing demand for carers and domestic helpers.
The unemployment rate in Serbia for 2018 was 13.51%, which is 0.03% more than in 2017. The unemployment rate in Serbia for 2017 was 13.48%, which is a 1.78% decrease compared to 2016 national statistics.

In Romania, the employment situation of people leaving prison is really poor, as the unemployment rate of the majority population has
more than 5%, making it even difficult for them to be integrated into the labor market without having up-to-date skills.

In Slovenia, the unemployment rate increased by 2%, but the consideration that we are dealing with the needs of people with special needs is even greater.
The specific objectives are:
1. Identification of local accredited vocational training and local companies offering employment to people at risk of exclusion in available local industries
2. Develop training to offer basic skills and soft skills to increase confidence to access available workouts.
3. Develop training for equipping with IT skills.
4. Development of a set of tools for social integration of people with disabilities based on our project approach.
5. Create a guide on how to match knowledge and skills with available industries at the local level, taking into account the rights and obligations of each work involved.
6. Ensure the sustainability of the project by creating a sustainability guide that contains all the project findings that can be used in countries other than those in this consortium.

Cross-cutting objective
1. Advocating for the inclusion of our target groups using the opportunities of local multipliers with local businesses and career centers on which diversity management is based in the workplace.
When this project is implemented in six partner countries

Duration: 1/10/2020-31/08/2023

Website: https://www.victorupesi.eu/


Internationella Kvinnoföreningen – Sweden



EDUFONS – Centar za celozivotno obrazovanje – Serbia


BES Società cooperativa sociale – Italy