We present our Nordplus Adult program project SAFE – seeking actively for employment (No. NPAD-2016/10090). Our partnership unites experience from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Denmark organizations in order to create a modern and actual training program for the people 50+. Participation in the labour market is crucially important for all age groups, but some of them are more vulnerable and face difficulties while retaining the workplace. Self-employment, exploiting the knowledge, skills and experience gained in the career could be a successful option to stay and participate actively in the labour market for the project target group – people 50+.

The aims of the project:

Encouraging the people 50+ to consider self-employment as an opportunity to stay longer in the labour market;

Identification of an adjustment in the successful Nord countries practice in life-long learning area;

Dissemination of the EU Active Ageing Policy ideas among the people 50+ to ensure their active participation in the social life.

To achieve the project`s aim the following objectives will be met:

To identify the main barriers for the self-employment for people 50+;

To collect the inspiring case stories about the people 50+, who started self-employment in the older age;

To implement the open innovative workshops and thus share the experience in the adult training area;

To create and implement the pilot training program aimed to help people 50+ by identifying and actualizing their general and professional skills for their self-employment;

To engage the IT based social networks for the project participants training and project results dissemination;

To mentor the participants of the pilot training program, who are eager to start self-entrepreneurship.

Project implementation period 2016 June – 2018 May. Project budget – 51 775 eur. Project partners:

Panevėžys business advisory centre (Lithuania);

Kuressaare Gümnaasium’s (Estonia);

AOF-East (Denmark);

Anmiro Oy (Finland);

LatConsul Ltd. (Latvia).

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