On 4-5 December, the University of Chester in cooperation with ALDA launched the kick-off event of the project “Break Down or Break out!” (BDBO), funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus + programme. The project aims to provide simple and practice based guidance for long-term unemployed people over 40, still coping with the consequences of the economic pressures, and empower them to take action.

The event took place in Manchester (UK) and gathered partners from United Kingdom, France, Romania, Italy, Finland, Spain and Israel in order to discuss measures, methodologies and actions to be adopted throughout the project cycle. ALDA contributed to the activity by bringing in its expertise in managing deep-linked issues such as unemployment, social inclusion and active citizenship.

The general objective of the project is to generate a spiral of increasing capacity to act and react to passiveness deriving from unemployment. Although the project’s timespan is two years, the general expectation is to bring the project beyond its natural end by activating a multipliers process able to replicate the strategy on further groups of long-term unemployed. Indeed, during the second year a number of adult mentors from the first year will be involved in order to mentor, support and guide the second year group.

For further information on the project, please visit our website

On 4-5 December, the University of Chester in cooperation with ALDA launched the kick-off event of the project “Break Down or Break out!” (BDBO), funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus + programme. The project aims to provide simple and practice based guidance for long-term unemployed people over 40, still coping with the consequences of the economic pressures, and empower them to take action.

The event took place in Manchester (UK) and gathered partners from United Kingdom, France, Romania, Italy, Finland, Spain and Israel in order to discuss measures, methodologies and actions to be adopted throughout the project cycle. ALDA contributed to the activity by bringing in its expertise in managing deep-linked issues such as unemployment, social inclusion and active citizenship.

The general objective of the project is to generate a spiral of increasing capacity to act and react to passiveness deriving from unemployment. Although the project’s timespan is two years, the general expectation is to bring the project beyond its natural end by activating a multipliers process able to replicate the strategy on further groups of long-term unemployed. Indeed, during the second year a number of adult mentors from the first year will be involved in order to mentor, support and guide the second year group.

For further information on the project, please visit our website