EUROPEAN SOCIAL FUND

Learning Business Parks in Flanders

Learning Business Parks in Flanders

TPI-156
Country of submission
Call for projects
BEnl 2016 Coordinated Call - Transnational Call 357
Title in the national language
Lerende Parken
Acronym or short denomination
Learning Business Parks
Project submitted to the MA/IB responsible for the call
Project national number
6331
Project lead organisation
Languages spoken by the project team
Themes
ESF project status
Approved with TCA
Project Idea summary
The project ‘Learning Business Parks’ focuses on lifelong learning of employees in SMEs, united in business parks.
 We are facing common challenges in Europe concerning the labour market, for which we need to find adequate solutions. We go by the common challenges and relate them to a specific objective.
 - ‘Lifelong learning: a long way to go?’
 - ‘The ageing problem: lifelong working – happily ever after?’ and ‘Low working participation rate in European countries’ and ‘Labour shortage in Europe’.
 - Knowledge economy: are we there yet?
Problem addressed
‘Lifelong learning: a long way to go?’
In this project, we want to increase the involvement in lifelong learning for the target group, employees in SMEs. Therefore we will create a varied training offer, tailor-made for the employees of SMEs in business parks.
‘The aging problem: lifelong working – happily ever after?’ and ‘Low working participation rate in European countries’ and ‘Labour shortage in Europe’
Everyone lives longer, thus needs to work longer in order te preserve our welfare. In some European countries, there is a structural deficiency of talented available workforces for certain jobs. By mapping competences, talents and knowledge of the workforce in business parks, we want to get a better view on employability and motivation of employees of the SMEs in those business parks. Next to that we want to have an overview of training needs and the job offers on business parks. These overviews  eventually will result in an employability matrix of the business park. This matrix serves as a starting point for the promotion of internal and external mobility of employees.
Knowledge economy: are we there yet?
The knowledge economy is another common challenge for Europe. Flexibility with the possibility for job rotation, knowledge sharing and lifelong learning possibilities have to increase the employability of our employees.
Activities
To achieve above objectives, we foresee in the following actions:
  • Start-up of learning network business parks
  • Development scan and quality label for employers participating in the learning network
  • Development of framework promoting internal and external mobility of employees on business parks
  • Detection needs of business parks and organize pilot in one or multiple business parks.
Expected partners and their roles
  • POM West-Flanders 
  • Artevelde College 
  • Stad Poperinge 
  • DSIG Poland 
Attachments
End date of transnational activity
Tuesday, 31 December, 2019
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