ACRE 2 Project

Kick-off Seminar

Bordeaux (FR) 01.2005



What is ACRE 2 about?
       ACRE 2 is a project launched for low-skilled people to furnish them with information about learning and working opportunities and to provide them self-development training.

How will ACRE 2 work?
       Each partner of the project has to set a database furnished with the above mentioned local information (R: each partner has to do this locally, of course). This database will be easy to use, which is the responsibility of the Bulgarian partner - Znanie Association. (R: Actually they should be aware that they have to design it for low-skilled people with less developed IT knowledge).

       Partners, especially municipalities, have to set some PC's for this service. Within the framework of ACRE 2, only one computer can be set by partner, except for PL and RO. However there are also national funds, EU regulations concerning "double grants" should be kept in mind.

       Two trained persons will have to facilitate the users of these databases. These facilitators will be trained in Bordeaux (FR) and in Sofia (BG) - content and IT training. The same people should attend each training. Please note that the person attending all seminars could also participate.

       Looking for possible locations of PIEEC's. Disseminate information about the project, partners and network. Development of the Cell, following the guidance of our Spanish partner, Rey Ardid Foundation (partners have more or less a conception in their minds about the participants of this working group).

How to get the idea working?

1.                                          Personally I, based on the kick-off, have identified three success-factors.
Location of PIEEC's : libraries and community centres. (R: Actually some other characteristics of the area, mainly social, should be also taken into consideration, for example: crime rates, proximity. It would be also a good idea to set them in labour centres.)

2.                                          Information: quality and quantity of working and learning opportunities. (R: these can be linked with the local bus and with the coach and railway services, timetables, however, some companies, especially here in Hungary, run their own coaches to bring people to work.)

Self-development Training should be based on the needs of the local low-skilled people.