This project is based on the municipal partnership between City of Växjö and JB Marks Local Municipality (South Africa). The three-year proposal (2019-2021) consists of 15 activities and involves also regional partners, labour-office, university, civil society and private business sector.
The project objective is to strengthen public capacity at the social welfare field by establishing a new public model for skills-training and empowerment of vulnerable social groups without jobs, resources and security.
The project objective intends to capacitate powerful, efficient and synchronized public provision of labour-market support for the vulnerable target-group. The process includes the establishment, testing, evaluation and final adoption of a new model that combines practical skills-training with theoretical education. The project will make use of practical pilot-tests in the two municipalities, which includes a multi-disciplinary approach.
When the project closes in 2021, the results and achievements will relate to three different levels:
- Municipal/regional level: new capacity when to provide efficient labour-market support.
- Individual level: vulnerable individuals/groups taking steps from poverty towards sustainable employment.
- Society level: strengthening of democracy and social inclusion while signs of poverty, insecurity and segregation are reduced.
The project is based on a win-win perspective and will be carried out with great respect to fundamental values such as sustainability, gender equality, environment and human rights.