On Monday, November 7th, the 2nd TPM meeting for Workability was held in Lille, France. The title of the event was “WorkAbility: People with Changed Working Ability (PCWAs), mapping the way to get soft skills to find and retain a job place”, and 7 partners from 5 countries (Greece, Cyprus, Portugal, United Kingdom and Romania).
During the meeting, the partners had an overview of the project’s agenda and the key points of the discussion were the dissemination of the project and the feedback of the modules IO1. There was a brief preparation of the review and process of the IO2 as well as the organization of the next TPM meeting.
Then, there was a 3 day event in Lille for the workability project. On the first day of the event, the organizer Afeji planned a visit to the medical-educational Institute of Louis Cristians. This activity aimed to educate the participants with the help of a specialized educator about the need for inclusion and the ways to support and educate people with disabilities about soft skills. Then, there was an exchange with specialized educators from the MECS (Children’s homes of a social nature) of Gravelines and a presentation of the initiatives around horticulture. The first day concluded with a presentation titled: “How to work on life and social skills with young people”.
On the second day of the training, there was a presentation about the initiatives to work on soft skills with PCWAs in France. Afterward, there were a couple of workshops organized by the leader and some partners; at first the workshop on soft skills performance organized by Afeji, secondly there was an Afeji Initiative Workshop that accompanies residents fulfill themselves as young adults in order to build their soft skills with the aim of preparing them for a life of social, personal and professional independence with a video presentation. Lastly, there was a workshop by the GRETA team – one of the most important training operators in the Lille metropolitan area.
The last day began with a presentation of the pluri-elles project by the team of the inclusion establishment. The objective of the project is to offer a time for women accompanied by the Association to promote their self-image and confidence. The workshop continued with a presentation on European initiatives on soft skills and ended with an in-depth discussion about the feedback from the training and preparation for the next training workshop.