On the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17), the Fund Operator, SOL Crowe and HumanRights360, announces the launch of the project “Skills on Demand”, which will be implemented by Athens Development and Destination Management Agency (ADDMA) of the Municipality of Athens.
The main objectives of the project is labor reintegration of unemployed vulnerable people, the local labor market needs assessment and assistance, as well as the overall support of the Municipality of Athens in terms of empowerment of vulnerable groups, through employment.
At first, the needs of 500 local businesses are going to be evaluated and recorded, as for their job positions and staff skills needed. Then, the local businesses will be supported with consulting services. 1000 beneficiaries will participate online in educational programmes and they will receive individualised professional counseling and psychosocial support services.
“The “Skills on Demand” is an innovative job creation project, designed by ADDMA for the Municipality of Athens, and we are very happy for the EEA Grants funding. Our aim is to create a mechanism which will find the skills needed from the local businesses and then to train and bring the long term unemployed back to work” says Mr. Vlachos, Chief Executive Officer at ADDMA.
Charilaos Faltsetas, Chairman of the Board of Directors SOL Crowe and Deputy Director of the EEA Grants programme “Greek Local Development and Poverty Reduction” also mentions: “On behalf of the Fund Operator, I express our support to the pioneering effort of the Municipality of Athens to protect vulnerable people and create more opportunities for the future. Being part of this initiative is a blessing for us”.
The “Skills on Demand” project is implemented under the EEA Grants “Local Development and Poverty Reduction” programme, with total budget 2,468,000 euros. It will last 25 months.
The “Local Development and Poverty Reduction” programme in Greece, financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, was awarded a total budget of 6,5 million euros as part of the EEA Grants 2014 – 2021. The program aspires to contribute to enhancement of social cohesion and reduction of economic and social disparities. The Fund Operator of the programme is SOL Crowe in partnership with HumanRights360. More information: https://www.asylumandmigration-eeagrants.gr