The Labour Plus project was launched in April 2012 for a period of three years. The lead partner of the project is the ENTP member, the municipality of Nieuwegein, and the "communication component" is led by the ENTP. Funded by the EU ERDF funds under the Interreg IVC Programme, the aim of the project is to fight against social exclusion of vulnerable groups in the labour market, such as migrants and Roma in particular, especially in times of economic crisis and financial distress when local governments lack opportunities to create more effective and inclusive employment strategies.
In order to combat the social and economic reality of many social groups facing substantial difficulties to integrate into the labour market, being stigmatised and socially excluded, the Labour Plus project will create an Interregional Transfer of Knowledge and practice to stimulate more inclusive and sustainable employment policies at local level. The project will tackle discrimination and unemployment by analysing and discussing existing policies, strategies and scenarios. The main goal is to focus on innovative ways of enhancing labour markets and define strategies to improve the situation of disadvantaged people.The other partners of the project are the ENTP member County Council of Alt Empordà, Spain; the Province of Padua, Italy; the University of Riga, Latvia; the Antwerp Centre for Minorities, Belgium; the Municipality of Nagykálló, Hungary; the Mittelhessischer Bildungsverband e.V., Germany; the Development Agency of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain; the Newry and Mourne District Council, UK; and the Regional Administration of the Sofia Region, Bulgaria.
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