Breakable workers

September 2009 - August 2011

Breakable workers is a joint cooperation between Austria, Belgium (Flanders) and Germany and is funded from the European Commission in the Life Long Learning Programme, Grundtvig. 


Partners in the project 
  • ENSIE - European Network for Social Integration Enterprises;

  • bag arbeit (Germany);

  • bdv (Austria).

Description of the project

Three partners were involved in this project: BDV from Austria, Bag Arbeit from Germany and ENSIE, the European Network of Social Integration Enteprises as coordinator. Unfortunately, the Italian partner CSAL could not participate - the project being rejected by the Italian agency.

The main aim of this partnership was the exchange on the different forms of social integration enterprises (or also called work integration social enterprises) in the participating countries, the conditions of unemployment and job search of new immigrants and unemployed people and new unemployed people and the labour policies of the various countries involved. Concerning the exchange among SIEs, the project compared the way they research other organizations (to place their publics), the work placement / integration in the company, the innovative tutoring model and social marketing procedures.  In all countries the fight against unemployment and exclusion is the overall aim, but the ways to put it into practice differ a lot. The visits to enterprises in all three countries and the exchange about the different guidelines and methods were of great profit for all participants. On all exchange meeting detailed reports and presence lists have been established, available as annexes to the report.

The project consits in 4 mobility activities. 

Reports of the project

Each mobility activity of the project lead to a report on the exchanges between the partners

Press release


ENSIE’s article on the meeting that took place in Ghent, Belgium from 31st of March until the 1st of April 2011 in the framework of the Grundtvig project ‘Breakable workers’ was published on the Belgian Flemish National Agency website (EPOS)
To read the article, please visit the EPOS website