From Regional to Trans-national-Reaching out to Europe

LTEN worked with a wide range of European partners from Spain, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands and Hungary in delivering the following projects:

SIED Supporting Inclusion in Enterprise Development 2005-2008 (EQUAL ESF) was a cross-sectoral partnership programme. The project strengthened our core work of promoting quality standards and evidence based practice through a number of innovations such as commissioning an evaluation of the piloting of the quality mark "Customer First” for a first cohort of Community Based Organisations, research publication "Creating A Culture of Quality” and setting up a cross-sectoral Quality Steering Group with representatives of all major awarding bodies.

EASI Empowering Asylum Seekers to Integrate 2004-2007 (EQUAL ESF) was a partnership of mainly refugee national organisations, which provided asylum seekers with a meaningful existence whilst awaiting a decision to their application. This was to ensure a smoother integration process for those who received a positive decision and a better position for those who were refused. EASI equipped asylum seekers with necessary skills such as IT, communication and interpersonal skills, to improve their opportunity of employment through volunteering placements.

PRESTO Professional Refugees into Employment through Support, Training and Online Learning 2003-2006 ( EQUAL ESF) tested and disseminated a range of innovative training and employment packages of support for refugee professionals in particular sectors such ashHealth, education and engineering.

REFLEX 2002-2005 (EQUAL ESF) supported enterprise development in deprived communities who have experienced social exclusion in the labour market. The project complemented mainstream business support provision through developing capacity in community based organisations.