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Polish Outdoor Learning

Polish Outdoor Learning shall receive a grant of EUR 157,452 from the EEA Fund of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The aim of the Polish Outdoor Learning project is to develop solutions that provide women with stimulating and innovative means to develop their life and work skills.

Polish Outdoor Learning

Polish Outdoor Learning shall receive a grant of EUR 157,452 from the EEA Fund of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The aim of the Polish Outdoor Learning project is to develop solutions that provide women with stimulating and innovative means to develop their life and work skills.

Partners:

The Project will examine through Outdoor Learning (OL) approaches whether woman NEETs can be activated to engage in society and develop a sustainable framework for the model to be applied by stakeholders across Europe. It addresses the main challenge of woman NEETs who are unengaged in education, training or employment. This project aims to develop solutions that provide NEET women with a stimulating and innovative means to develop life and professional skills thus enabling them to become active citizens in their regions. The programme will engage 67 woman NEETs and 13 trainers and researchers by transferring the experience from Western Norway Research Institute to the Beneficiary Region. Partners will learn theoretical/practical aspects of the Outdoor Learning model and, with aid of Expertise Partners, train trainers. They will use the Outdoor Learning approach to create an alternative, appealing and engaging means to connect with woman NEETs. Through the programme   participants will recognize strengths/talents, strengthen soft skills, build self-esteem/self-awareness and fortify attitudes for employment. Woman NEETs will then build their professional career paths, learn about labour changes and prepare for job seeking.

To ensure the success of the Project a comprehensive evaluation methodology and policy recommendations will be applied at cross-sectorial/cross-country levels. This will inform Guidelines and tools which will be created to inform Public Authorities, Regional/Local Authorities and other stakeholders on how apply the model in their regions.

Main goals:

  • development by partners and implementation of experimental solutions resulting from Outdoor Learning (OL) in order to prepare NEET women to enter the labour market;
  • professional development of the CIE staff, including their mobility;
  • joint creation and analysis of the OL model for NEET women, ready for use by institutions operating on the labour market, improving the quality and adapting the educational offer of the CIE.

These transnational goals will ensure the effect of a more permanent employment in line with the individual predispositions and talents of women. As a result, economic and social differences within the EEA will be reduced and bilateral relations between Poland and Norway in the field of education will be strengthened.

Main results of the project:

R1 CURRICULUM

The curriculum aimed at activating women at risk of exclusion will be directed to Trainers recruited from among trainers who have graduated from the CIE Trainers Academy.

R2 HANDBOOK

The POL Hanbook  addressed to women at risk of exclusion will be addressed to Outdoor Trainers. The handbook will consist of a description of the OL method updated, extended and revised in the pilot and implementation phase. In addition, the manual will have guidelines for exercises, allowing the direct use of individual tools in work with the Beneficiaries.

R3 REPORT

Practices related to the implementation of the program will be the basis for the development of political recommendations and recommendations for the implementation of OL in order to activate women at risk of exclusion. The report will be the final publication of the project.

The project runs from 1.10.2022 to 31.04.2024 and is carried out in partnership with the Western Norway Research Institute.