Jobbtorg Stockholm started in 2008 as a collective point for the city’s labour market measures to support those far from the labour market in becoming self-sufficient. Staff at Jobbtorg Stockholm work each day to support unemployed people in moving from benefit to work. This is a challenge that we share with our colleagues in Europe.
TransNet is a project offering up-skilling for Jobbtorg Stockholm
employees through exchange with transnational colleagues. The project is funded by the European Social Fund and ends in March 2014.
TransNet focuses on four areas of research
- Collaboration with employers
- Language and Integration
- Collaboration between services
During the project
- 200 persons will travel to the partner cities
- We will host a conference in Stockholm for all participants and partners
- 330 personal exchanges between project participants and transnational colleagues will take place
- All Jobbtorg staff will participate in the project
In TransNet we want to mix groups of staff cross-sectionally at all times to create new perspectives, open up to new ideas and solutions.
Before each trip, the participating group will attend a full day of team-building and receive training in EU knowledge focusing on labour market issues,
history and political structure of the partner country/city, a course in mingling technique and much more.
During each trip, as well as partaking in study visits and seminars, participants have a Colleague2Colleague-session where they shadow their colleague at work in order to obtain a deeper understanding of the methods used. They work in groups to write reports from their Colleague2Colleague sessions and reflect on the learning from this exchange. Upon their return to Stockholm, each participant undertakes follow-up evaluation activities over a three month period to assess the benefits of the exchange.
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