• UPthEM




    projectslogo.UPTHEMName: Upskilling Pathways for Employability

    Nowadays more than 15% of the of the EU population aged 15-29 falls in the group of NEETs (people Not in Education, Employment, or Training). One of the goals of Europe 2020 strategy is at least 75% of the 20-64 year-olds to be employed, therefore all member states launched various national programmes for continuous trainings of longterm unemployed citizens to raise their qualifications and employability.

    The project aim is by exploring the diverse national experiences in supporting disadvantaged groups to introduce an innovative UPthEM training programme to empower employability and employment prospects of disadvantaged people. To focus on these target groups and engage them in asuccessful career path either as employed or as self-employed entrepreneurs.

    The project targets adult educators and adults with disadvantaged backgrounds with special attention to the unemployed ones.

    The activities of the project aim to target adults facing: sociocultural difficulties – related to experiencing discrimination because of gender, ethnicity or religion, economic – related to unemployment and poverty and geographical - citizens living in small towns or rural areas, where the employment opportunities are limited and the rate of long-term unemployment is higher in comparison with other regions, disabled people. These groups are often excluded from the opportunities for life-long trainings at central level.

      • Innovative UPthEm training programme for disadvantaged learners
    • 40 videos with motivating stories of disadvantaged people with successful professional development
    • 25 adult educators trained to implement the programme
    • 50 adults from disadvantaged groups engaged to explore the benefits of the programme through online dissemination activities and 5 multiplier events.


    Number: 2019-1-BG01-KA204-062299
    Programme: ERASMUS+; KA2-Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices; KA204- Strategic partnership for adult education
    Duration: 1.11.2019 – 30.4.2021
    Partners: Know and Can Association – Bulgaria
    Association of Danube River Municipalities “Danube” – Bulgaria
    Asociatia de Dezvoltare Economico – Sociala – Romania
    GROWTH COOP – Spain

    Website: https://upthem.erasmus.site/