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 Westmeath EQUAL Devlopment Partnership ascii version

Ireland

 
DP Managing organisation : Westmeath Community Development Ltd
Other national partners : Athlone Community Taskforce
Athlone Institute of Technology
Department of Social Community & Family Affairs
Irish Wheelchair Association
Westmeath Chambers of Commerce (Mullingar/Athlone)
Westmeath County Council
Westmeath County Enterprise Board
Westmeath Employment Network Ltd
Westmeath Employment Pact Ltd
Westmeath VEC
EQUAL theme :Employability - (Re-)integration to the labour market 
Type of DP :Geographical - Rural area - Midland 
DP Legal status :Other 
DP identification :IE-1 
Application phase :Approved for action 2 
Selection date :31-10-2001 
Last update :04-08-2005 
Monitoring:  

Rationale

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This is a geographic DP operating in County wesmteath. All partners have worked together in the past in various guises eg local development programme, Territorial Employment Pact programme. Target group members will become members of the DP and ongoing support and faciliation will be provided by the DP to ensure their effective participation as communities of interest.
The DP states that inequality and discrimination relating to labour market access are a subset of broader social exclusion. Any analysis of of inequality must take into account the role that ideologies, assumptions,stereotypes, prejudices and values play in shaping people's attitudes which in turn necessarily shape the environment in which we live.
Employment policy is rooted in responding to individuals rather recognising and responding to the needs of particular groups and situations they face. The DP has identified the barriers encountered under three headings 1. - inequlaity and discrimination - labour maket, 2. Inequality and discrimination - access to quality employment, 3. - inequa and discrimination - certain forms of employment. Each of these barriers are mapped out in terms of the groups in society most affected, individual profiles,factors in employment, structural/institutional factors.
The DP has also identified a range of systemic circumstances which contribute to inequalities and discrimination, including lack of a common and consistent focus for co-operation amongst a plethora of agencies, a lack of linkages between agencies or trajectory of longtitudinal supports for individuals, no real engagement with employers, competition for resources, and differing ethos amongst organisations.

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Objective

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To build the network with full and acitive participation of all stakeholders

To provide expert quality advice to employers as part of an integrated approach

To support the equality agendas of the target groups and enhance their capacity as communities of interest

To engage in ongoing evaluation iniatives within the working practices of the member organisations of the DP

To develop the processes and tools to Equality mark employment practices

To promote the work of the DP and challenge perceptions of the target group

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Innovation


Nature of the experimental activities to be implemented Rating
Guidance, counselling **
Training **
Training on work place **
Work placement **
Job rotation and job sharing *
Employment aids (+ for self-employment) **
Integrated measures (pathway to integration) ***
Employment creation and support **
Training of teachers, trainers and staff ***
Improvement of employment services, Recruitment structures ***
Conception for training programs, certification ***
Anticipation of technical changes ***
Work organisation, improvement of access to work places ***
Guidance and social services ***
Awareness raising, information, publicity ***
Studies and analysis of discrimination features ***

Type of innovation Rating
Process-oriented ****
Context oriented ****

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The promoter says the employment bridging network is an innovative response to the needs of groups who are multi-disadvantaged and it focuses on unemployment as only one facet of that disadvantage. The network advocates the need for a series of integrated supports that necessarily demand a high level of inter-agency co-operation. The project claims innovation through the intention to establish cross-agency committees and providing inter-agency staff with common training to co-locate so as to foster partnership and a client-centred, case conferencing approach. The project also seeks to address issues such as the culture of unemployment amongst certain groups and, finally, the DP aims to establish a framework to measure equality and access, participation and advancement in employment.

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Budget Action 2

500 000 – 1 000 000 €

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Beneficiaries


Assistance to persons 
Unemployed  36.0%  64.0% 
Employed  0.0%  0.0% 
Others (without status, social beneficiaries...)  0.0%  0.0% 
  100.0% 
 
Migrants, ethnic minorities, …  0.0%  0.0% 
Asylum seekers  0.0%  0.0% 
Population not migrant and not asylum seeker  36.0%  64.0% 
  100.0%
 
Physical Impairment  0.0%  0.0% 
Mental Impairment  0.0%  0.0% 
Mental Illness  0.0%  0.0% 
Population not suffering from a disability  36.0%  64.0% 
  100.0% 
 
Substance abusers 0.0%  0.0% 
Homeless  0.0%  0.0% 
(Ex-)prisoners  0.0%  0.0% 
Other discriminated (religion, sexual orientation)  0.0%  0.0% 
Without such specific discriminations  36.0%  64.0% 
  100.0% 
 
< 25 year  9.0%  36.0% 
25 - 50 year  23.0%  23.0% 
> 50 year  4.0%  5.0% 
   100.0% 

Assistance to structures and systems and accompanying measures Rating
Unemployment ****

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Empowerment

 

 With beneficiaries

Participation
Promoting individual empowerment
Developing collective responsibility and capacity for action
Participation in the project design
Participation in running and evaluating activities
Changing attitudes and behavior of key actors

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In engaging with the target groups, the DP will take time to clarify/revisit the aims and objectives of the project to ensure clarity and relevance – this may result in some alteration of aim and objectives as currently presented. The DP will work in ways that facilitates and resources the participation of target groups at all levels in the workings of the DP. All members of the DP will undergo awareness training in relation to equality issues aimed at developing the ability to be bale to name, recognise, respect and work with difference. The DP has committed itself to ensuring that all target groups will emerge from the process with an enhanced capacity to pursue their respective equality agendas.

 

 Between national partners

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In order to ensure full and active participation, the DP will engage in organisation building during Action 1 and this will involve;

· consultation, focus groups and participant involvement in the design and implementation of interventions
· ensuring the meeting times, venues, access, transport and childcare etc. will not preclude representative of the target groups from attending and participation – participation will be resourced
· delivery of training to all members of the DP in order to ensure that, at a minimum, attitudinal barriers will be minimised if not eliminated
· the process will continue during Action 2 and 3 with the target groups emerging from the process capable of pursuing their respective equality agendas

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Transnationality

 

 Linguistic skills

  • English

 Percentage of the budget for transnational activities

  • 3.0%

 Transnational Co-operation Partnerships

Transnational Co-operation Agreement DPs involved
438 Endeavour AT 1A-01/71
AT 1A-11/92
DE EA-42263
FR IDF-2001-10235
NL 2001/EQA/0036
UKni 7
1963 Cydweithio UKgb 76
1976 s'associer pour valoriser l'emploi et les compétences FR NAT-2001-10706

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Background

 

 Involvment in previous EU programmes

  • Two and more partners involved in A&E

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National Partners


Partner To be contacted for
Westmeath Community Development Ltd Co-ordination of experimental activities
DP managing organisation
Evaluation
Monitoring, data collection
Transnational partnership
Athlone Community Taskforce
Athlone Institute of Technology
Department of Social Community & Family Affairs
Irish Wheelchair Association
Westmeath Chambers of Commerce (Mullingar/Athlone)
Westmeath County Council
Westmeath County Enterprise Board
Westmeath Employment Network Ltd Design of the project
Westmeath Employment Pact Ltd
Westmeath VEC

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Agreement Summary

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To engage with employers and agencies involved in providing training and employment supports and groups experiencing exclusion, discrimination and inequality in order to ensure that everyone in westmeath has equal access to appropriate, sustainable, quality employment and training opportunities

Development Partnership Agreement summarywww.westmeathequal.com

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Westmeath Community Development Ltd

(WCDL)
Presentation House
Harbour St, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Mullingar

Tel:+3534448571
Fax:+3534448441
Email:westcd@iol.ie

 
Responsibility in the DP: Co-ordination of experimental activities
DP managing organisation
Evaluation
Monitoring, data collection
Transnational partnership
Type of organisation:Other
Legal status:Non-profit private organisation (including NGO...)
Size:Staff 10-50
NUTS code:Midland
Date of joining / leaving:31-10-2001 / 31-03-2006

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WCDL is an joint area based partnership/LEADER+ company, currently delivering Social Inclusion Programme, LEADER+, Equal Opportunities Childcare programme



Contact person(s)

Name First name Phone E-mail Responsibility
Potter Joe +3534448571 joepotter@iol.ie Financial Information

Last update: 04-08-2005 dot Top


Athlone Community Taskforce

(ACT)
Business Development centre, Parnell Sq
Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Athlone
www.a-c-t.org

Tel:+35390294555
Fax:+35390293311
Email:

 
Responsibility in the DP:
Type of organisation:Other
Legal status:Non-profit private organisation (including NGO...)
Size:Staff 10-50
NUTS code:Midland
Date of joining / leaving:31-10-2001 / 31-03-2006

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ACT is a community group funded under the social inclusion programme, providing supports to disadvantaged target groups in the Athlone area



Contact person(s)

Name First name Phone E-mail Responsibility
Morrissey Geraldine +35390294555 general information

Last update: 04-08-2005 dot Top


Athlone Institute of Technology

(AIT)
Dublin Rd,
Athlone, Co. Wesmtmeath
Athlone
www.ait.ie

Tel:+35390224400
Fax:+35390224417
Email:

 
Responsibility in the DP:
Type of organisation:Education / training organisation
Legal status:Public organisation
Size:>250
NUTS code:Midland
Date of joining / leaving:31-10-2001 / 31-03-2006

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is an third level institute of education. Which provides education and training opportunities, both full and part time courses in business, engineering, science, humanities and hospitality studies



Contact person(s)

Name First name Phone E-mail Responsibility
Ocathain Ciaran +35390224420 cocathain@ait.ie general Information

Last update: 04-08-2005 dot Top


Department of Social Community & Family Affairs

(DSCFA)
Blackhall Place
Mullingar, co. Westmeath
Mullingar

Tel:+3534434238
Fax:=3534444705
Email:

 
Responsibility in the DP:
Type of organisation:Public authority (national, regional, local)
Legal status:Public organisation
Size:>250
NUTS code:Midland
Date of joining / leaving:31-10-2001 / 31-03-2006

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statutory department charged with the provision of supports (financial and non financial) to the unemployed, elderly, low income families etc



Contact person(s)

Name First name Phone E-mail Responsibility
McCormack Eamonn +3534434238 general information

Last update: 04-08-2005 dot Top


Irish Wheelchair Association

(IWA)
Springfield Centre, Delvin Rd
Mullingar, Co. westmeath
Mullingar
www.iwa.ie

Tel:+3534447511
Fax:+3534447545
Email:servicewh@iwa.ie

 
Responsibility in the DP:
Type of organisation:Organisation providing support and guidance for disadvantaged groups
Legal status:Non-profit private organisation (including NGO...)
Size:>250
NUTS code:Midland
Date of joining / leaving:31-10-2001 / 31-03-2006

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IWA provides education, sports, restbite, housing, driving tuition, activity programmes for people with physical disabilities



Contact person(s)

Name First name Phone E-mail Responsibility
Crowley Caroline carolinecrowley@ireland.com general Information

Last update: 04-08-2005 dot Top


Westmeath Chambers of Commerce (Mullingar/Athlone)


Jolly Mariner, Cossan
Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Athlone
www.athlone-chamber.ie

Tel:+35390273173
Fax:+35390274386
Email:athcci@iol.ie

 
Responsibility in the DP:
Type of organisation:Chamber of commerce/industry/crafts
Legal status:Non-profit private organisation (including NGO...)
Size:Staff 50-250
NUTS code:Midland
Date of joining / leaving:31-10-2001 / 31-03-2006

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information services to business and employers in westmeath, provision of education, training programmes, representation/lobbying for business and employers sector at local national level.



Contact person(s)

Name First name Phone E-mail Responsibility
Bigley Siobhan +35390273173 athcci@iol.ie general information

Last update: 04-08-2005 dot Top


Westmeath County Council


County Buildings
Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Mullingar
www.westmeathcoco.ie

Tel:+353443200
Fax:+3534442330
Email:secretar@westmeathcoco.ie

 
Responsibility in the DP:
Type of organisation:Public authority (national, regional, local)
Legal status:Public organisation
Size:>250
NUTS code:Midland
Date of joining / leaving:31-10-2001 / 31-03-2006

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is a local authority responsible for local economic development and planning, local environment, local transportation and infrastructure,housing,social & cultural development, and also community and enterprise.



Contact person(s)

Name First name Phone E-mail Responsibility
Tone Peter +3534432150 ptone@westmeathcoco.ie General Information

Last update: 04-08-2005 dot Top


Westmeath County Enterprise Board

(westmeath CEB)
Business Information Centre, Church Ave
Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Mullingar
www.westmeath-enterprise.ie

Tel:+3534449222
Fax:+3534449009
Email:info@westmeath-enterprise.ie

 
Responsibility in the DP:
Type of organisation:Enterprise
Legal status:Non-profit private organisation (including NGO...)
Size:Staff < 10
NUTS code:Midland
Date of joining / leaving:31-10-2001 / 31-03-2006

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CEB - stimulates and influences the growth and development of micro/small business sector through providing access to business information advice training and financial supports to individuals and business with ideas for new and exisitng business opp's



Contact person(s)

Name First name Phone E-mail Responsibility
Charlton Christine +3534449222 ccharlton@westmeath-enterprise.ie General Information

Last update: 04-08-2005 dot Top


Westmeath Employment Network Ltd

(WEN)
Mullingar Adult education and Employment Centre
Austin Friar St, Mullingar, Co.Westmeath
Mullingar

Tel:+3534442111
Fax:+3534448534
Email:

 
Responsibility in the DP: Design of the project
Type of organisation:Other
Legal status:Non-profit private organisation (including NGO...)
Size:Staff < 10
NUTS code:Midland
Date of joining / leaving:31-10-2001 / 31-03-2006

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WEN is a county wide interagency network of service to the unemployed deliverers



Contact person(s)

Name First name Phone E-mail Responsibility
Fullam Larry +3534442111 tep@eircom.net general information

Last update: 04-08-2005 dot Top


Westmeath Employment Pact Ltd

(Westmeath TEP)
Mullingar Adult Education & Employment Centre
Austin friar st, Mullingar, Co.Westmeath
Mullingar
www.westmeathtep.com

Tel:+3534442111
Fax:+3534445834
Email:tep@eircom.net

 
Responsibility in the DP:
Type of organisation:Other
Legal status:Non-profit private organisation (including NGO...)
Size:Staff < 10
NUTS code:Midland
Date of joining / leaving:31-10-2001 / 31-03-2006

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wesmtesth TEP Ltd is implementing a programme of co-ordinated county-wide actions in the area of services to the unemployed, this activity is funded under the Social Inclusion Programme



Contact person(s)

Name First name Phone E-mail Responsibility
Walmsley Jan +3534442111 tep@eircom.net general information

Last update: 04-08-2005 dot Top


Westmeath VEC


Dublin Bridge,
Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Mullingar

Tel:+353 44 48389
Fax:+353 44 43533
Email:headoffice@westmeathvec.ie

 
Responsibility in the DP:
Type of organisation:Education / training organisation
Legal status:Public organisation
Size:>250
NUTS code:Midland
Date of joining / leaving:31-10-2001 / 31-03-2006

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The VEC is a statutory provider of educational supports these include:delivery of second level curriculum, Adult Second chance education provision and supports,Vocational training programmes,support to voluntary and community education groups, education guidance.



Contact person(s)

Name First name Phone E-mail Responsibility
O'Bradaigh Gearoid +3534448389 headoffice@westmeathvec.ie general information

Last update: 04-08-2005 dot Top



 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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Westmeath EQUAL Devlopment Partnership

Rationale

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Voici un DP géographique en activité dans le comté de Wesmteath. Tous les partenaires ont travaillé ensemble dans le passé au sein de diverses activités, dont le programme de développement local ou le programme de pacte d’emploi territorial. Les membres du groupe cible deviendront des membres du DP et un soutien et une facilitation leur seront fournis par le DP, afin de garantir leur participation effective en tant que communautés d’intérêts.
Le DP déclare que l’inégalité et la discrimination relatives à l’accès au marché du travail constituent un sous-ensemble d’une exclusion sociale plus large. Une analyse de l’inégalité doit prendre en considération le rôle que les idéologies, les suppositions, les stéréotypes, les préjudices et les valeurs jouent dans la structure des attitudes humaines, qui, à leur tour, structurent nécessairement l’environnement dans lequel nous vivons.
La politique de l’emploi trouve son origine dans la réponse aux individus plutôt que dans la reconnaissance et la réponse aux besoins de groupes particuliers et les situations auxquelles ils font face. Le DP a identifié les obstacles rencontrés en trois titres 1. – L’inégalité et la discrimination – Le marché du travail, 2. L’inégalité et la discrimination – L’accès à un emploi de qualité 3. – L’inégalité et la discrimination – Les formes d’emploi. Chacun de ces obstacle est dressé en termes de groupes dans la société les plus touchés, des profils des individus, des facteurs de chômage et de facteurs structurels / institutionnels.
Le DP a également identifié un ensemble de circonstances systématiques, qui contribuent aux inégalités et à la discrimination, ainsi qu’un manque de concentration commune et cohérente dans la coopération parmi une pléthore d’agences, un manque de liaisons entre les agences et la trajectoire des supports longitudinaux pour les individus, aucun engagement réel avec les employeurs, la compétition pour les ressources et la différence d’éthique au sein des organisations.

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Objective

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Mettre en place le réseau avec une participation pleine et active de tous les intéressés.
Fournir des conseils spécialisés sur la qualité aux employeurs comme partie constituante d’une approche intégrée Soutenir les programmes d’égalité des groupes cibles et améliorer leur capacité en tant que communauté d’intérêts S’engager dans des initiatives d’évaluation continues au sein des méthodes de travail des organisations membres du DP Elaborer les processus et les outils, afin de servir les méthodes d’emploi ouvertes d’égalité
Promouvoir le travail du DP et les perceptions du défi du groupe cible

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Innovation

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Le promoteur déclare que le réseau provisoire d’emploi constitue une réponse innovante aux besoins des groupes grandement désavantagés et se concentre sur le chômage comme seule facette de ce désavantage. Le réseau préconise la nécessité d’une série de supports intégrés qui exigent nécessairement un niveau élevé de coopération entre les agences. Le projet revendique l’innovation à travers l’intention d’établir des comités inter-agences et de fournir du personnel inter-agence ayant suivi une formation commune capable de co-localiser, afin d’entretenir un partenariat et une approche de visioconférence orientée sur les clients et les cas particuliers. Le projet recherche également à aborder des questions telles que la culture du chômage au sein de certains groupes et enfin, le DP a pour objectif d’établir un cadre permettant de mesurer l’égalité et l’accès, la participation et l’avancement dans l’emploi.

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Empowerment

 With beneficiaries

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En s’engageant avec les groupes cibles, le DP prendra le temps nécessaire de clarifier et de revoir les buts et objectifs du projet, afin de garantir une clarté et une pertinence – Ceci peut avoir pour conséquence de modifier quelque peu les buts et objectifs tels qu’ils sont actuellement présentés. Le DP fonctionnera de façon à faciliter et à financer la participation des groupes cibles à tous les niveaux au sein des travaux du DP. Tous les membres du DP passeront par une formation de sensibilisation en relation avec les questions destinées à développer la capacité à pouvoir nommer, reconnaître, respecter et travailler avec la différence. Le DP s’est engagé à garantir que tous les groupes cibles émergent du processus, avec une plus grande capacité à poursuivre leurs programmes d’égalité respectifs.

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Empowerment

 Between national partners

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Afin de garantir une participation pleine et active, le DP s’engagera dans la création d’organisations au cours de l’action 1 et ceci impliquera ; ·
La consultation, l’engagement des groupes témoins et des participants dans la conception et la mise en œuvre d’interventions.
· Garantir les horaires des réunions, les lieux de réunion, l’accès, le transport et la garde d’enfants, etc. Ceci n’exclue pas le représentant du groupe cible d’apporter son assistance et sa participation – Sa participation sera financée

Dispense de formation à tous les membres du DP, afin de s’assurer qu’au minimum, les obstacles comportementaux seront minimisés, sinon totalement supprimés · Le processus se poursuivra au cours de l’action 2 et 3 avec une émergence des groupes cibles du processus, capables de poursuivre leur programme d’égalité respectif.

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