Final Conference  - European Training Strategies in Practice

Dublin, 15 September 2011 - Final Seminar Presentation Collection
The Project focuses on the development of a national and international network in each partner's country to implement an attractive, useful and empowering learning process for disadvantaged people or groups at risk. The objectives of the project are (a) transfer F@do’s methodology to trainers, human resources consultants and vocational education experts (VET) of each partner's country through mediation training course and round table discussions; (b) promote and disseminate this methodology among national and international training experts and policy makers.

The F@do’s methodology is an e.learning methodology that suggests an innovative and empowering training approach. This methodology is aimed for increasing motivation, professional skills and competences for disadvantaged people in order to raise their employability within the labour market.


This target group continues to be one of the goals of Vocational Training Policies and European Qualification since only 9.7% of the workforce looks forward to lifelong learning pathways, It’s estimated that this rate is less than 1% in populations at risk with high rates of school dropout and lack of motivation.


The project has two important phases:


The first phase focus on delivering training to trainers concerning training models, tools and mechanisms to motivate this target group and to keep them in attractive pathways which promotes self-esteem, decision-making (empowerment) and creativity;


The second phase is centred on the dissemination and exploration of the F@do’s methodology within national and international context.


To achieve these ambitious goals we planed the development of a pilot project using the F@do’s methodology in the 4 partner’s countries (Ireland, Czech Republic, Estonia, and Romania) which allows assessing different national indicators related with this target group and its utility for the conception of a Common Guideline and disseminate this methodology to other EU countries.