The project meeting in Leiden (NL) was the second transnational meeting and focused very much on the development of the Good practise Guides, the EAER platform and ‘rebranding’ of people in recovery, entering the labour market. The first kick off meeting was held in Glasgow, UK. For a little flashback click on the previous articles on our site: EAER at Glance or that of our partner Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF): European project to give people in recovery from substance use in Scotland the opportunity to learn abroad.
The EAER project team Vania, Enrico, Carla, Jhonathan, Emma, Pieter & Chris in Leiden, Holland.
The aim of the EAER project is also to raise awareness of appropriate social media use and its value in developing a professional social digital identity and branding one’s self, particularly regarding job searching among people in recovery and professionals / trainers.
Pieter van Schie, director of the Dutch Foundation says: ‘People do not realise that they need to be their own brand, how being the brand ‘I’ impacts the way you get a job, keep a job and do business. It’s today the age of the individual ‘I’ in a digital era.’
Soon we will launch the EAER Platform. As soon as the platform is available we will provide you the link. In the meantime, if organisations and professionals are interested to know more and want to be updated about our project, please contact us here.
Developing Employability Support Programmes for people in recovery
At Leiden we have further discussed that the EAER partnership will provide two ‘Good Practise Guides’:
- Good Practice Guide ‘Identifying and Aligning Training Support & Qualifications for Vulnerable Individuals Participating in an Employment Support Project’
- Good Practice Guide ‘Developing Employability Support Programmes for people in recovery’
We expect that the work on the EAER Guides will be finished before summer 2019.