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Värmlands umbrella organisation

Värmlands umbrella organisation is coordinating 5 EU-founded projects in the County of Värmland. There are 11 municipalities involved in the projects and reaches out to participants in different ages and target groups. You can read more about each project below.

Staff resources in the umbrella organisation (project office) are located at the project owner Karlstad municipality and consist of project coordinators, project controllers and project administrators. The project office is responsible for overall coordination and strategic development of the projects.

The local subprojects can get support regarding to project implementation, accounting and administration issues. The project office collaborates closely with the local subprojects and coordinates the overall work, follow-up and evaluation work and ensures that the project is implemented according to plan.

They are responsible for ensuring that results from follow-ups and evaluations reach the steering groups at central and local level and coordinate information material and market the projects at the central level.

 

Ongoing projects

 

Independent people is a strategic partnership project within ERASMUS+ between the Labour and Social Services Administration in Karlstad Municipality, vzwaPart (Belgium) and the Humber Learning Consortium (UK). In the project, staff exchange experiences and develop methods to strengthen young people’s soft skills. The project involves staff working with young people who do not work or study (NEETs, Not in Education, Employment, or Training) at participating organisations.

Project objectives:

-Develop a common soft skills framework, e.g. through a process of identifying similarities and differences within each partners’ socio-economic and operational contexts (culture, norms and values, employer expectations, etc.)​

– Explore different non-formal learning methods that partners use to help young people develop soft skills ​

-Develop a common “passport”, which helps young people evidence and demonstrate their soft skills​

– Create an internet-based training package to help youth workers transfer and apply successful non-formal soft skills delivery methodologies

The project started 2021-01-01 and runs until 2022-06-30.

Contacts

Jennie Fröling, Projectcoordinator, +46 54-540 51 47, +46 70-001 58 66,

jennie.froling@karlstad.se 

Jennie Holmberg, Projectcoordinator, +46 54- 540 51 31, +46 70-362 72 80,

jennie.holmberg@karlstad.se

 

 

In the project Värmlands Arbetskraft 2.0 six municipalities in the county of Värmland (Arvika, Hammarö, Karlstad, Kil, Kristinehamn, Sunne) will further develop their work with NEETs. The target group are young grownups 15-29 years who does not work nor study (NEETs), with the priority on young people who do not have a complete primary or secondary school education.

The project will further develop the outreach activities for young NEETs 15-29 years, work with parallel activities, develop collaboration with educators and work with coordinating activities together with the public health care in Region Värmland. In this way Värmlands Arbetskraft 2.0 works directly with NEETs, but also build structures and collaborations.

Värmlands Arbetskraft 2.0 is funded by the European Social Fund and owned and coordinated by the Municipality of Karlstad. The project started the 1st of September 2020 and runs until the of 31st of December 2022.

Contacts

Jennie Holmberg, Projectcoordinator, +46 54- 540 51 31, +46 70-362 72 80,

jennie.holmberg@karlstad.se

Pia Andersson, Projectcoordinator, +46 54-540 50 87, +46 70-699 74 07,

pia.andersson@karlstad.se

Ulla-Lena Kvist, Projectadministrator, +46 54-540 51 87, +46 70-020 84 11,

ulla-lena.kvist@karlstad.se

Sofia Palenius, Projectcontroller, +46 54- 540 85 82, +46 70- 020 84 35

sofia.palenius@karlstad.se

 

Värmlands Arbetskraft is an ESF-Funded project owned by the Municipality of Karlstad starting the 1st of February 2020 and running until the of 31st of May 2022. There are five Municipalities who takes part in the project (Grums, Säffle, Hagfors, Karlstad, Eda).

The target group is young adults age 15-29 with priorities on the young who have no exams from elementary or high school. The project estimates to reach 260 young people, who neither work nor study (NEETS).

The goal is to develop current and find new methods in the work with NEETS with the purpose of making the participants motivated to start to work, study or increase the labor market.

The project will further develop the outreach activities for young people up to 30 years, collaboration with employers and work with coordinated actions in the Region Värmland -healthcare. Methods developed in the project will be tested on and work for young woman and men with different backgrounds and experiences.

Contacts

Jennie Holmberg, Projectcoordinator, +46 54- 540 51 31, +46 70-362 72 80,

jennie.holmberg@karlstad.se

Pia Andersson, Projectcoordinator, +46 54-540 50 87, +46 70-699 74 07,

pia.andersson@karlstad.se

Ulla-Lena Kvist, Projectadministrator, +46 54-540 51 87, +46 70-020 84 11,

ulla-lena.kvist@karlstad.se

 

 

Värmland Integrerar (Värmland integrates) is an AMIF-founded project (Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund) owned by the Municipality of Karlstad running until the 31th of December 2022. There are two Municipalities who takes part in the project (Karlstad, Kristinehamn).

The target group is third-country nationals. The goal is to improve the target group´s family life, increase awareness of gender equality and increase integration in Värmland.

The project will develop a material together with the target group and staff who meet the target group that contributes to increasing knowledge about body and health, gender equality, parenting and life together. Education in the material will be offered to staff in the entire county.

In addition to representatives from the target group, collaborative actors from the County administrative board in Värmland, Parental support in Värmland, and Region Värmlands asylum- and refugee health will support with knowledge in the development of the material.

Contacts

Malin Andersen, Projectcoordinator, +46 54- 540 50 33, +4670- 020 83 12,

malin.andersen@karlstad.se

Jennie Fröling, Projectcoordinator, +46 54-540 51 47, +46 70-001 58 66,

jennie.froling@karlstad.se 

Sofia Palenius, Projectadministrator/Projectcontroller, +46 54- 540 85 82, +46 70- 020 84 35

sofia.palenius@karlstad.se

 

 

Finished projects

Värmland Tillsammans (Värmland together) is an ESF-founded project owned by the Municipality of Karlstad running until the 28thof February 2021. Nine of the Municipalities in the county of Värmland are joining the project, in cooperation with the Public employment office, public health, in order to develop methods and activities for foreign born women and men who are furthest away from the labour market.

The goal is to prevent long term exclusion and that the target group will approach or establish themselves in the labour market or start studying.

The project will focus on cooperation and coordination between concerned organizations/governments and the participants need of individual support and close relations to build trust in order to get the right support.

The activities will be adjusted for each participants individual needs, wishes and abilities, for example: Health activities, language support, motivational activities, coordination of support and defining of work capacitystudy and career guidance, traineeetc.

Contacts

Jennie Holmberg, Projectcoordinator, +46 54- 540 51 31, +46 70-362 72 80,

jennie.holmberg@karlstad.se

Pia Andersson, Projectcoordinator, +46 54-540 50 87, +46 70-699 74 07,

pia.andersson@karlstad.se

Malin Andersen, Projectcoordinator, +46 54- 540 50 33, +4670- 020 83 12,

malin.andersen@karlstad.se

Ulla-Lena Kvist, Projectadministrator, +46 54-540 51 87, +46 70-020 84 11,

ulla-lena.kvist@karlstad.se

Marie Lönntorp, Projectcontroller, +46 54-540 5327, +46 70-001 82 76,

marie.lonntorp@karlstad.se

 

Värmlands Nya (The new in Värmland) is an ESF-founded project owned by the Municipality of Karlstad running until the 29thof February 2020. The goal of the project is to develop new methods for working with study-support, reaching goals in school and strengthening school-connections.

The work is organized in two tracks. The first track is operational where 6 municipalities work with developing and testing new methods.

The second track is about increased competence where 11 municipalities are working in different topic networks in order to improve the knowledge and competence among professionals.

The main goal of the project is to facilitate establishment in the labour market for newly arrived girls/women and boys/men.

Contacts

Jennie Fröling, Projectcoordinator, +46 54-540 51 47, +46 70-001 58 66,

jennie.froling@karlstad.se

Malin Andersen, Projectadministrator, +46 54-540 50 33, +46 70-020 83 12,

malin.andersen@karlstad.se

Marie Lönntorp, Projectcontroller, +46 54-540 5327, +46 70-001 82 76,

marie.lonntorp@karlstad.se

 

Värmlands framtid (the future of Värmland) is an ESF-founded project owned by the Municipality of Karlstad running until the 30th of June 2018.All 16 Municipalities in Värmlands County are a part of the projekt togehter with organisations and governments in Värmland.

The project aims to strength and increase the quality of support and activities offered to youngsters in Värmland.

In the long term it will prevent NEET, social exclusion caused by unemloyment and stigmatised self-images. The purpose of the project has been clarified through the actors of the project; decrease youth unemployment and social exclusion in Värmland.

Värmlands framtid is supporingt youngsters in the age of 15-29 through reinforcement of support and by working with proven methods. Customised activities are offered based on individual needs and individual action plans. The support will increase the individuals possibilities of finding a job, for instance through preparatory activities such as coaching, training, guidance, studies, trainee and health related activities.

Contacts

Pia Andersson, Projectcoordinator, +46 54-540 50 87, +46 70-699 74 07,

pia.andersson@karlstad.se

Ulla-Lena Kvist, Projectadministrator, +46 54-540 51 87, +46 70-020 84 11,

ulla-lena.kvist@karlstad.se

Marie Lönntorp, Projectcontroller, +46 54-540 5327, +46 70-001 82 76,

marie.lonntorp@karlstad.se

 

The project Värmlands unga(the young in Värmland) is an ESF-founded project owned by the Municipality of Karlstad running until the 28th of February 2019.

The project includes eight schools in eight municipalities, six of them are primary schools and two are upper secondary schools. The target group of the project are women and men in the ages of 15-24, who are at risk of dropping out of school.

Värmlands unga is, together with the project Värmlands framtid, a part of a long term strategy for mutual regional development in order to decrease the number of NEET and excluded youth in the county of Värmland.

Värmlands unga work to increase the quality in primary and upper secondary schools so that more young women and men get qualifications for upper secondary school, upper secondary school graduation and better qualifications for establishing on the labour market. The project have two main orientations; one focuses on individual coaching activities for the youngsters, the other focuses on identified successful actions on an organizational level. In order to ensure the quality of the actions carried out in the project, skills development for staff working in the project will also be carried out.

Contacts

Jennie Fröling, Projectcoordinator, +46 54-540 51 47, +46 70-001 58 66,

jennie.froling@karlstad.se

Ulla-Lena Kvist, Projectadministrator, +46 54-540 51 87, +46 70-020 84 11,

ulla-lena.kvist@karlstad.se

Marie Lönntorp, Projectcontroller, +46 54-540 5327, +46 70-001 82 76,

marie.lonntorp@karlstad.se

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