We’d love to hear from you!

Have you been involved in the EMPOWER project, or would you like to be?
We are only a message away!

We always love to hear about someone’s inspiration and drive, as this, in turn, is what inspires and drives us. Write us a letter, record a video, sing a song, etc. the possibilities are endless!

Need some encouragement? Check out our YouTube-channel to hear our participants talk about what the EMPOWER project has meant to them.

 

 

Success Story

We all need a bit of encouragement sometimes, which is why in the coming months we will be posting several inspiring testimonials.

First up is Anna from Greece who, at the age of 44, had to start looking for employment for the first time after having devoted her time to her children’s upbringing.

We all need a Role Model sometimes – Chapter 1

Disclaimer: you might need a bit of Google Translate as the interview is written in the beautiful Greek language.

 

Development of Training Materials Underway!

Empower partners are busy over the Summer developing the new training programmes for Empower: Empower Yourself Programme for Women and Empower Others Programme for Support Workers.

The training programmes will have two parts to them 1) workshops where participants get to try out tools and exercises to develop their soft skills linked to employability and entrepreneurship and 2) Mentoring Circles for further reflection and support from others in similar situations.

Once the training materials are developed we will be trying them out with participants in the UK, Greece, Iceland and Lithuania. The workshops are due to start in February 2017 on a first come first served basis. If you’re interested in taking part, please get in touch.

Partner Meeting, Kaunas 13-14th June 16

The 2nd international partner meeting for Empower was held on 13th and 14th June 2016 in Kaunas, Lithuania and was a great success! The sun shone in beautiful Kaunas and we had a productive 2 day meeting presenting the research findings from each country on the training needs for Support Workers and vulnerable women. On the 2nd day of the meeting all partners shared ideas for training tools and exercises that could be developed or adapted to suit the needs of our trainees. We now all return home to work hard on the next phase of developing training materials!

Partners photo

 

Research Phase Completed

EMPOWER partners have now finalised the research phase of the project resulting in National Reports on the training needs for Support Workers and Vulnerable Women in partner countries of UK, Iceland, Lithuania and Greece. KMOP in Greece are now working on putting together a European summary report. The findings of the research were discussed at the recent partner meeting in Kaunas, Lithuania and will inform our development of the training materials for the Empower Training Programmes.

 

To find out how you can be involved, please contact us.