ABOUT THE PROJECT
Although Europe has been recovering from the high unemployment of the recent years, the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown that was implemented has a significant impact on local and global economies. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates that more than 25 million jobs will be lost in the coming months, as a result of the outbreak. Current data show that by the end of 2019 the unemployed in EU-28 were 15,475 million.
At the same time, low-skilled adults have limited labour market prospects compared to other individuals with more qualifications (OECD, 2019), with unemployment having a huge psychological impact on them.
OVERCOME is a project, funded with support from the European Commission under the Erasmus+ programme, which aims to enhance low-skilled adults’ competencies and support their inclusion in the labour market and society, by reinforcing their employability skills (creativity, critical thinking, goal setting, problem-solving, self-motivation, communication, teamwork) and psychological capacities (optimism, hope, resilience, strengths, self-efficacy, calling and meaning). The project will help low-qualified job seekers acquire skills and qualifications, and thus enhance their personal development and increase their employability prospects.