The B-WISE project, Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills in Work Integration Social Enterprises. Is an Erasmus + project coordinated by EASPD with the help of ENSIE.
The aim of the project is to develop and implement a European strategy to address skills needs, in particular regarding digital skills, in the Work Integration Social Enterprises sector.
The partnership is composed of 2 european networks, EASPD and ENSIE, 16 WISEs sector representatives, 13 VET providers and one European Research institute. The partners are from 13 European countries: Austria, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Slovenia and Spain.
The partners are supported by an advisory board that gathers 7 umbrella organisations, 1 international organisation and 8 representatives of national and regional authorities.
The B-WISE project targets the skills needs of people with support needs, their supporters (such as their job coaches, trainers) and their managers. The project will also promote the attractiveness of the WISE sector as a career choice and it will raise awareness on the importance of the use of digital technologies to support people who are more at risk to be excluded from the labour market in work placement.
To reach this goal and prepare WISEs to face future challenges, the project will implement the following actions:
- Develop a report to provide an overview of the WISEs sector across Europe and identify the skills needs in the sector.
- Design three training curricula to meet the skills gaps of workers in integration, their supporters and their managers.
- Make those curricula a reality by testing them in 13 countries and validating them by certification authorities.
- Develop a European Strategy to continue addressing the skills needs in the WISEs sector even after the end of the project.
- Raise awareness to promote the WISEs sector as a career choice and on the importance of the use of digital technologies to support people who are more at risk to be excluded from the labour market in work placement.