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MOM - Maternity Opportunities and Mainstreaming

MOM (Maternity Opportunities and Mainstreaming) project is aimed at appraising the skills that woman naturally learn during motherhood, in an employability perspective. MOM's target groups are mothers that lost their jobs due to maternity; women who face difficulties in finding a job because they are mothers; women returners; single mothers who need to improve their job presence; and pregnant women who want to reinforce their competences for a future job.

The specific MOM’s aim is to design a European innovative training program to turn parental skills into job skills, assessing it according to the ECVET (European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training) framework. MOM’s set of competences comes mainly from a non-formal, informal learning process. One of the project expected results is making these competences visible, validated and recognized in order to capitalize the learning results in an EU perspective. The second aim is to widen potential beneficiaries, creating a MOOC for unemployed mothers and caregivers, aimed at reinforcing their employability, assessing and enhancing their motherhood competences and developing other professional skills. The MOM main activities will be: to adopt and adapt the method with a target group of unemployed women; to design an European training program to turn parental skills into organizational skills, assessing it according to the ECVET, making competences visible, validated and recognized; to make the innovative method free available and easily accessible to the target group through open, free online resources.

MOM is a project funded by European Commission through the Erasmus+ Programme. The partners involved are: Associazione Piano C (lead partner), Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, LBV - Life Based Value S.r.l., AYUNTAMIENTO DE ALZIRA, EUROMASC - European Masters of Skilled Crafts, Inova Consultancy Ltd, International Platform For Citizenparticipation Sdruzhenie and University of Thessaly. The project will last 3 years, from September 2017 to August 2020.

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MOM is a project funded 
by the European Union



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