Being out of work can have strong psychological and social impacts. And the longer one fails to find a job, the stronger these impacts tend to get. People may lose their self-esteem, may get depressed, lose social contacts and/or give up trying. TEST.
The SELFEE project aims to reverse these negative processes by helping those who find themselves at a distance from the labour market to develop a combination of social emotional learning skills (SEL) , also called ‘soft skills’, creative tools and digital competences.
The SELFEE project is a European funded project that is run by La Xixa (Spain), the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Spain), Képes Alapìtvány (Hungary), Elan Interculturel (France) and DW-RS (the Netherlands).
The project involves the creation of various tools for professionals working with (long term) unemployed people and trainings in the use of these tools. These trainings offer opportunities to explore a variety of creative methods (dance, theater, storytelling and applied psychology) that will help the unemployed to develop their SEL skills and will also address digital competences and how to transfer these in order for the unemployed to (better) use them in their search for a job.
All training material will be made available for professionals on the SELFEE portal.