Work and Equal Opportunities


The Empowerment of Local People through lifelong learning strategies

The Empowerment of Local People through lifelong learning strategies as a method within the local employment development (LED)

The partnership combines the general focus on “Local employment development” affairs. One field of activity in this wide area is the "empowerment of local people in Metropolitain areas”. Within this learning partnership we  watch on this area from a “lifelong learning perspective”.
On a National and on a EU-level the implementation of a lifelong learning (LLL) strategy is promoted as a successful strategy to empower the people. But how does it work on a local level? How does it work with groups of disadvantaged people like migrants, older learners, volunteers, Roma people, unemployed people, women? A deeper knowledge in terms of exchange of experience would be helpful for assessing and unlocking the potential of local employment development strategies.
The main goal is an exchange of experiences in empowerment methods by means of lifelong learning approaches and learn from the different successful local approaches and new pilot projects who are already existing within the partnership, such as:
  • neighbourhood management
  • Education counselling and mobile education counselling
  • Outdoor training for undereducated or unemployed adults - special training methodology for education and skill balance
  • LLL training for local employment agents
  • Innovation agent which promotes professional insertion or re-insertion of women in the labour market in a sector in which they are unrepresented.
  • Districts Training plans for unemployed people


  • Magª. Petra Moser (project leader)
  • DI Dr. Anette Scoppetta

Section: Work and Equal Opportunities


Tags: ageing society, labour market, lifelong learning

Type: Education

Program: Lifelong Learning Programme

Submission Date: 02/2010

Project Status: Finished

Project Duration: 22 months

Start/End: 10/2010 - 07/2012