Preparatory meeting









Silvino Rego (Portugal)

Gabriella Pappada (Italy)

Monique Epstein (France)

Marc Weintraub

Martine Defosse-Quinet

Bernard Quinet (morning)

Jean-Michel Damianthe (afternoon)

Julie Coudry (only evening at Maison des associations)



Few associations work with European projects

Silvino’s institution is a link for social organizations who want to work on European projects



GP works in a research center about work market, which specializes on disadvantaged groups

For this project the seniors syndicate would be the main partner

These seniors syndicates exist all over Italy

Seniors looking for jobs need to learn about the use of computer and Internet



He is organizing the “salon RECRUTSENIORS “ in June in Paris

This is for professionals

Several aspects in this event :

-         Classical job search event for seniors

-         Institutional parties  will come as visitors

-         Also business oriented parties

-         Financial support from local institutions

-         3 prizes will be given out

-         There will be a set of conferences

-         Also thematic workshops

Important reference: the  « white » book  of Nicole Turbe-Suetens : « Continuer à former les salariés des 45 ans et plus »



He insists on the importance , for a European project, on making :

-         Comparisons

-         recommendations



Discussion about project


Different potentially involved populations are all the people who have trouble finding work  :

-         seniors

-         unemployed under 28 or over 38

-         handicapped

-         women


The fact that people have professional qualifications does not always change the problem of not finding a job.

For instance, a young qualified student might have difficulties finding a job because he lacks experience.

A senior experienced worker might never have used any computer…

We want to give our target group the needed knowledge/competencies to be able to  “e-work” (i.e. work at distance), no matter if it is to :

-         easier find a job

-         find a second job

-         create some e-commerce business


We might also offer our services to enterprises who understood the advantage of offering e-work possibilities to their workers.

Our project  ( INCUBATOR for E-WORK)  will offer  to all our target group  an incubator, that means a new starting point where they will get training about the theoretical, practical and technical aspects of e-work.

We think that “e-work” , for instance working from home :

-         can increase productivity

-         is a modern way of working (email instead of fax, for instance)

-         is the ideal tool for part time jobs or consultancy tasks

-         provides a cheaper workforce for the employer because there is no need for an office, etc…

-         more flexibility for everybody

-         can be used for  a lot of professions – just a few examples are  : accounting, than just typing text and letters,  tools for CRM (customer relationship management),…


All these advantages have to be explained to the basically distrustful employer. One need to show him that it is his best interest to use e-workers!



Steps of our project :

-         state of the art of “e-work” in each of the partners countries

-         setting up an “e-work” training package, with also some English language course


with 4 parts :

*     acquiring specific technical competencies for using the computer to work at distance, under others :

·         how to write a CV or a presentation of your offer

·         finding potential employees or customers on the net

*     learning about new work relational tools like “communityzero” and network forums

*     getting involved in a supporting network (for advices)

*     getting advices about new work orientations

-         testing  the results of practically using our  teaching and instructions in real cases, with the help of technical advisers

-         explaining the practical experiences in a way to give recommendations for further use





For the LEONARDO project


We need to be at least 6 partners, if possible 8

Silvino will take Monique’s notes ( after revision by Gabriela )

And  update the first version of the project , taking into consideration our talks in Paris.

The document should give some indication about :

1.      methodology used

2.      planned activities

3.      tasks repartition among partners

The interested partners will then receive the new description of the project and add their comment.

Everything should be ready for the 15th of February as some countries must translate the text in their local language.

We will organize 6  work meetings :


meeting 1






-          Presentation of partners

-          Decision about tools for project management

In between


-          state of the art of e-work in each

-          country  list of good practices and examples

meeting 2

March 2010

-          we discuss about the examples listed by each country and pick out the best practices to keep them for the project; then we list the needs corresponding to the chosen practices

-          first ideas about content of learning package

In between


-          We search for and organize the groups of participants, on which we are going to “test” our learning package

-          Each partner can decide on different group of participants (juniors or seniors or handicapped or women…

-          We prepare proposals/ideas for final learning package

meeting 3


June 2010

-          meeting combined with second edition of RECRUTSENIORS event

-          final decision about content and modules of learning package

-          decision about form and content final project output



Each partner participate in the manufacturing of the learning package :

-          first version in English

-           local version (translated)

meeting 4


Dec 2010

Preparing the tools for evaluation of the tests and statistics of the project

In between


Testing the package on the target group

Meeting 5

April 2011

First reactions

Little changes?

Meeting 6

July 2011

-          Last meeting

-          Setting up the parts of the final output

-          Preparing the final reporting


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