About the project

The main objective of the project E.N.C.L.O.S.E. - Establish a New Cooperation to Let Obtain Social Inclusion in Europe - is to contribute to implementation of Europe 2020 strategy, promoting an inclusive growth and cohesive society. Through the project, the groups involved will share experiences, practices and methodologies to improve: skills in communication and expression, mentoring or job shadowing and support services provided for them.
  • The project aims to promote training and employability of people and the exchange of experiences between generations, develop measures to combat poverty and social exclusion, by sharing good practices in training, supporting and mentoring;
  • improve access to education and quality training to facilitate entry into the labor market;
  • strengthen and broaden integration of disadvantaged people (ie. disabled, ethnic minorities, immigrants and other vulnerable groups), through overcoming prejudices and discriminations;
  • promote social inclusion and active participation of vulnerable groups in the society and working life;
  • analyze skills, needs and knowledge of emerging professional figures in order to outline the new face of the EU labor market;
  • promote the development of social policies and the introduction of new and effective support systems;
  • create synergies between education and service providers, through including internships and mentoring schemes by experienced workers; 
  • promote participation of learners and the social partners in the development of training programs;
  • improve the process of policy making, with the involvement of NGOs, social partners, local and regional authorities and         those working with disadvantaged people;
  • provide social workers and those involved in voluntary services an appropriate training on personal rights and services and daily assistance, improving their skills and knowledge of the needs of people they work with;
  • involve a large number of partners in the fight against the social exclusion and develop new practices for raising public awareness on these issues;
  • share exchange of information, experiences and good practices between Member States and the EU Commission;
  • strengthen the principle of dignity at work, through promoting non-discrimination, social protection, health and safety and social dialogue.

The issues to be addressed by this project partnership are: unemployment; social exclusion of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. The project will include the following activities: training (to be identified as the needs assessment); mentoring and social support; job-shadowing opportunities; activities to raise awareness of stakeholders.