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Development of Human Resources

Program : Implementation of active and preventive measures in the market

Title : Local Plan for Employment in the Neapolis- Sykies Municipality

Areas : Neapolis- Sykies Municipality

Target group : Unemployed citizens of Neapolis- Sykies Municipality who have been deprived from employment opportunities

Duration : January 2013- November 2014

Budget : 365.000€

Partners : The Development Partnership, under the name “ Strategy for Collaborative Local Development in Neapolis- Sykies Municipality- SYN-TOPOS” and the involvement of the following organisations


This project, named “ LocalPlan for employment in Neapoli- Sykies Municipality” is being implemented within the framework of the Thematic Priority 66 “Implementation of active and preventive measures in the market” within Priority Axis 08, “Facilitating access to employment in the three phasing- out regions”, which is being co- financed by the ESF (European Social Fund).  For the implementation  of the local plan, a development partnership, under the name Strategy for Collaborative Local Development in Neapolis - Sykies Municipality - SYN - TOPOS” was established, with the involvement of the following organizations:

  • The Centre for Support of women’s Employment and Entrepreneurship- Ergani, which is also the Lead Partner.
  • The Neapolis- Sykies Municipality
  • The Municipal Entreprise of Social Services of Neapolis- Sykies
  • The Centre for Prevention of Drug Addiction and Promotion of Health- “PYXIDA”
  • The Local Authority’s Development Agency of Eastern Thessaloniki- “Anatoliki Inc.”
  • The Alexandrian Technological Education Institute of Thessaloniki
  • The Ergani Centre Network of Women Entrepreneurs.  

    Intervention Area

The intervention area is the Municipality of Neapolis- Sykies. Through the implementation of the project, there will be actions that will deliver the best results possible, for both local development and the improvement of the living standards of the beneficiaries. All the actions complement each other and aim to the most effective implementation possible, so that there will be new interventions to develop the human resources within Neapolis- Sykies Municipality, which at the moment is deprived from employment opportunities, due to the effects of the economic crisis.  

 

Duration

The project’s implementation begins in January of 2013 and will be completed in November of 2014.

Target Group

The target group of the project is unemployed citizens the municipality of Neapoli- Sykis,who are deprived from employment opportunities.  

Implementation Procedure

500 beneficiaries will be approached and informed for the goals and actions of the project. 180 out of these 500 beneficiaries will join the consulting procedure. The consulting services provided through this project aim to promote beneficiaries to the labor market, to customized work experience programs or to startup of new businesses or social enterprises.

New training programmes have been developed, for the improvement of beneficiaries’ skills. The programmes will be selected and adjusted to the special needs of the beneficiaries, once they are selected to participate. The training programmes are the following :

  • Training program for social organizations and social care provision for 20 unemployed persons
  • Training program in hospitality and touristic services  for 20 unemployed persons
  • Training program for 40 beneficiaries in the  business creation procedure
  • Training program for 40 beneficiaries in social enterprises creation procedure
  • Training program for 40 beneficiaries (young scientists of humanitarian studies) in supporting social actions
  • Training program for 20 beneficiaries (young scientists of Engineering Faculties or relevant Technological Education Institutes) related in Energy matters.

Actions

The actions that will be taken refer to:

1.      STUDIES that include the local labor market study in Neapolis- Sykies, relevant to the chosen and suggested interventions

2.      NETWORKING between the potential beneficiaries and entrepreneurs, organizations and projects on a Regional, National and European level. Transnational Collaboration is included in the project. 

3.      RAISING AWARENESS AND PROVIDING INFORMATION, focused on one hand to the target group and its inclusion to the project and on the general public on the other hand, so that it gets accustomed to nowadays’ employment issues and development opportunities within the development of employment opportunities.

4.      COORDINATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE ACT, aiming to the efficient and legitimate operation of the Development Partnership and the collaboration of all the participating parties, as well as the following of the suggested actions and the constant improvement of all the necessary procedures.

5.      TRAINING- it concerns a significant number of the act’s beneficiaries, whose personal plan registers this need or it constitutes an important potential.

6.      INFORMATION- CONSULTING- SUPPORT. This is the very core of the actions and intervention towards the beneficiaries. Through these three actions, it expected that the beneficiaries’ promotion to the labor market and the achievement of the objectives that the project has set.  

 

Development of Human Resources

Program : NSRF 2007- 2013

Title : Social Structures for Immediate Confrontation of Poverty in the municipality of Neapoli – Sykies

Areas : Municipality of Neapolis- Sykies

Target group : The beneficiaries of this program must be Neapolis- Sykies residents, affected by the consequences of the socio- economic crisis. The program aims to provide solutions for meeting the most primary needs of the beneficiaries such as nutrition, every day use goods, clothing, sanitary material, medication and money- free service exchange (barter economy)

Duration : March of 2013- March of 2015

Budget : 816.000€

Partners : The Centre for Support of Women’s employment and entrepreneurship- Ergani, which is also the Lead Partner and Municipality of Neapolis - Sykies


The beneficiaries of this program must be Neapolis- Sykies residents, affected by the consequences of the socio- economic crisis. The program aims to provide solutions for meeting the most primary needs of the beneficiaries such as nutrition, every day use goods, clothing, sanitary material, medication and money- free service exchange (barter economy). During the launch of the program, the recruitment of the 24 persons, occupied in the Social Structures, was also completed. More specifically, the Social Structures in operation are the following:

·        Social Grocery Store : it is located on the ground floor of the municipal building in Neapolis area, 26 Agiou Stefanou Str. .

·        Common Meal Provision: Common meal provision: it is being held in the church of Agioi Theodori & Agia Anastasia in Sykies, 27 Kafkasou Str.

·        Social Pharmacy : it is located on the second floor of the municipal building in Neapolis area, 26 Agiou Stefanou Str.

·        Municipal Vegetable Garden : it is located in the area of Pefka, while its helpdesk is located in the former building of the Pefka area town hall at Eirini Str.  

·        Time Bank : it is a network of services and knowledge exchange and its helpdesk is located in Ergani Centre in Sykies, 1 Karavageli Str.

·        Liaison Office : the liaison office aims to provide information and facilitating services about the services provided in all the social structures listed. It is located in in Ergani Centre in Sykies, 1 Karavageli Str. .

Education and Lifelong Learning Programme

Program : Leonardo Da Vinci

Title : Eliemental

Areas : Great Britain, Romania, Greece, Poland and

Target group : Πeople who have barriers preventing them from taking the first steps towards developing their own enterprise

Duration : March 2013 - December 2015

Budget : 25.759€

Partners : • Valahia University of Targoviste (Romania)*Lancaster University Management School (Great Britain) *South East European Research Center (Greece) *Lodz University Management School(Poland)*Tameside College(Great Britain)*MENTER - East of England Black and Minority Ethnic Network*The Business Group, Salford (Great Britain)*Centre for the Support of Employment and Entrepreneurship of Women – Ergani


Eliemental is an applied research project funded by the European Union that will work with people who have barriers preventing them from taking the first steps towards developing their own enterprise.

Eliemental is based on one of the findings of the Elie Project; that many people who would like to be entrepreneurial are prevented from acting because of barriers in their own lives or their communities

The Elimental team are based in four countries; Romania, Greece, Poland and the UK. In each of these countries we will work with individuals who are interested in becoming more enterprising but who have found it difficult to overcome barriers that might be in their way.

Eliemental will explore how individuals can overcome barriers to enterprise and will develop a new Ticket to Enterprise qualification to help people gain enterprise and employability skills that are relevant to their real needs