Project - Partnership Opportunities using New Technologies fostering sOcial and economic inclusioN

Description


Description (EN): PONToon will employ digital technologies in order to provide equal access to training and employment services and respond to the digital skills shortage that exist across all sectors. The project will target socially excluded women who are disadvantaged by their gender, have challenges such as lone parenthood, mental/physical health issues and restricted mobility and are often combined with a lack of key soft skills that could benefit from digital upskilling. UKCES predict the creative sector is expected to need 1.2 million new workers between 2012 and 2022, a demand that digital upskilling is essential to address. Digital technologies have the potential to be effective in supporting the needs of our target group in particular. Research by MEFPI has found the 18-35 age group were found to be particularly engaged with the internet via several devices and many younger women are intrinsically digitally skilled. However, they have not developed these skills to the point where they are transferable to employment, enterprise or entrepreneurship, whilst others require intensive support to become digitally competent, confident and therefore competitive in the labour market. This project uses digital technology as a knowledge transfer tool, creates multi-pronged benefits for both the end user and service providers, and employs an innovative co-creation methodology. According to Stewart et al. (The Potential of Digital Games, 2013) gaming is known to be effective in reaching disadvantaged groups. Performance and fashion combine creativity and entrepreneurship and provide an ideal test bed for gauging the social and educational benefits of the digital toolkit. Creative expression has been also been evidenced to increase perseverance, self-esteem, and teamwork, especially in marginalised communities (Yassi et al.,Social Circus, 2013). The project partners have agreed on a targeted 20% increase in the success rate compared with current interventions. PONToon will bring together beneficiaries, stakeholders and experts to co-design a digital toolbox of innovative interventions in order to provide equal access to training and employment services, as well as developing a business plan and implementation programme to ensure a sustainable and transferable legacy. This makes this a proposition that can serve a multifaceted user group and engage a wide range of stakeholders to create a partnership greater than the sum of it’s individual parts.
Description: PONToon utilisera les technologies numériques afin de fournir un accès égal à la formation et aux services d’emploi et de répondre à la pénurie de compétences numériques qui existe à travers tous les secteurs. Le projet ciblera des femmes exclues socialement qui sont désavantagées par leur sexe, confrontées à des enjeux tels que la des problèmes de santé mentale/physique et de mobilité réduite et ils sont souvent combinés à un manque de savoir-être clés qui pourraient bénéficier d’une amélioration des numériques. UKCES prévoit que le secteur créatif aura besoin de recruter 1,2 millions de nouveaux travailleurs entre 2012 et 2022, une demande qui montre que l’amélioration des compétences numériques est essentielle. Les technologies numériques ont le potentiel d’être efficace dans l’accompagnement des besoins de notre public cible en particulier. Les recherches menées par MEFPI montrent que la tranche d’âge 18-35 ans est particulièrement connectée avec internet via plusieurs appareils et beaucoup de femmes plus jeunes sont!naturellement qualifiées dans le numérique. Toutefois, elles n’ont pas assez développées ces compétences au point d’être transférables dans l’emploi, l’entreprise ou l’entreprenariat, alors que d’autres requièrent un soutien intensif pour devenir compétent en matière être capable d’utiliser le numérique, confiant et ainsi compétitif sur le marché du travail. Le projet utilise la technologie numérique comme outil de transfert de connaissances, crée plusieurs volets d’avantages pour l’utilisateur final et pour les prestataires de service, et emploie une méthodologie de co-création innovante. Selon!Stewart et al. (le Potentiel des Jeux Numériques, 2013)!l’industrie des jeux est connue pour être efficaces à mobiliser des groupes défavorisés. Le spectacle et la mode mélangent la créativité et l’entreprenariat et fournissent un banc d’essai idéal pour évaluer les bénéfices sociaux et éducatifs de la boîte à outils numérique. Il a aussi été prouvé que l’expression créative améliorait la persévérance, l’estime de soi et l’esprit d’équipe, particulièrement dans des communautés marginalisées (Yassi et al. Circus Social, 2013). Les partenaires du projet ont prévu une augmentation de 20% du taux de succès par rapport aux dispositifs actuels. PONToon rassemblera des bénéficiaires, des parties prenantes et des experts pour co-créer une boite à outils d’interventions innovantes afin de fournir un accès égal à la formation et aux services de l’emploi, ainsi que de développer un plan d’affaires et un programme de mise en oeuvre pour assurer un legs durable et transférable. Cela en fait une proposition pouvant servir à des groupes d’utilisateurs multiples et impliquer un large éventail de parties prenantes pour créer un partenariat plus grand que la somme de ses parties individuelles.
Expected Outputs (EN): 1600 disadvantaged women will be directly supported in achieving sustainable employment through the use of the toolkit: 450 will gain formal qualifications; 100 will start a business/social enterprise or become self-employed; 500 will complete work placements; 400 will gain employment. PP estimate a 20% increase in success rate (D4.4.1) in access to employment, training and engagement.
Expected Outputs: 1600 femmes défavorisées seront directement pour accéder à l’emploi durable via l’utilisation de la boîte à outils!: 450 obtiendront des qualifications reconnues, 100 lanceront une entreprise/entreprise sociale ou deviendront autoentrepreneur, 500 effectueront un stage en entreprise, 400 accèderont à l’emploi. Les PP estiment une augmentation de 20% du taux d’accès à l’emploi, la formation ou la participation.

Thematic Information


Thematics: ICT and digital society  Labour market and employment  Social inclusion and equal opportunities  
Specific Objective: Increase the quality and the effectiveness of service delivery to the most socially and economically disadvantaged groups through social innovation
Thematic Objective: (1) strengthening research, technological development and innovation by:
Investment Priority: (1b) promoting business investment in R&I, developing links and synergies between enterprises, research and development centres and the higher education sector, in particular promoting investment in product and service development, technology transfer, social innovation, eco-innovation, public service applications, demand stimulation, networking, clusters and open innovation through smart specialisation, and supporting technological and applied research, pilot lines, early product validation actions, advanced manufacturing capabilities and first production, in particular in key enabling technologies and diffusion of general purpose technologies


Project Summary


Project name (EN): Partnership Opportunities using New Technologies fostering sOcial and economic inclusioN
Project acronym: PONTOON

Period: 2014-2020
Date of latest update: 2018-12-19

Web: https://www.channelmanche.com/

Project start date: 2017-06-08
Project end date: 2020-11-30
Project status: Ongoing

Total budget/expenditure: EUR 5.793.672,26
European Union funding: EUR 3.997.633,86

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Partners Data


Lead Partner (EN): University of Portsmouth Higher Education Corporation
Lead Partner: University of Portsmouth Higher Education Corporation
Department: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, University of Portsmouth Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth PO1
Address: University of Portsmouth Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Website: http://www.port.ac.uk/
Legal status: public

Department: n/a
Address: Wates House, Wallington Hill, Fareham, Hants, United Kingdom
Legal status: private
Website: https://www.wsxenterprise.co.uk/
Department: n/a
Address: rue Caponière,, Caen, France
Legal status: public
Website: https://www.ac-caen.fr/enseignement-et-formation/formation-continue-pour-adulte/
Department: n/a
Address: rue St. Gabriel, Caen, France
Legal status: private
Website: http://www.trajectio.fr/
Department: n/a
Address: rue Charles Quint, Roubaix, France
Legal status: private
Website: www.adice.asso.fr
Department: n/a
Address: The Vulcan Building, Gunwhar Quays, Portsmouth,, United Kingdom
Legal status: private
Website: https://www.aspex.org.uk/
Department: n/a
Address: Eastleigh House Upper Market Street Eastleigh, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Legal status: public
Website: https://www.eastleigh.gov.uk/
Department: Affaires européennes et internationales
Address: Hôtel de Ville B.P 2720 -France, AMIENS, France
Legal status: public
Website: http://www.amiens.fr/
Department: n/a
Address: Bretagne 1 rue Louis Pidoux, Brest, France
Legal status: public
Department: n/a
Address: Old Brewery Yard, Cornwall,, Penzance, United Kingdom
Legal status: private
Website: https://www.digitalpeninsula.org/
Department: n/a
Address: Woodside, Plymouth,, Devon, United Kingdom
Legal status: private
Website: http://www.plymouthmind.com

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