Persons with deafness have been amongst those traditionally marginalized from the financial services sector through a mix of inaccessibility, presumptions of limited need and capacity to manage finances, and mindsets that did not view them as a profitable consumer base.
Signing Banks is an Innovative, Human – Centric, Technology program that aims to promote full financial inclusion to people with disabilities in particular to d/Deaf people, including traditional and alternative banking services, online payment
services, financial transactions, and mobile banking.
Signing Banks program lasts 25 months and has 3 main target groups:
Financial & Banking World;
Adult educators working with d/Deaf people.
The MAKE IT WORK project will develop project results – tools and training materials – designed to provide access to employment regulations in an inclusive and accessible way for d/Deaf young job seekers. With the products of the project, d/Deaf young job seekers will be able to access employment information in sign language and accessible written forms to use in their daily working lives.
They will have digital resources in sign language at their fingertips which they can refer to in their own time, replay and repeat, and consult without outside help – in other words, they can use the project outputs to exercise self-determination in their employment relationships and working lives. At the same time, provide training and materials for a youth workers to give them the instrument to support the social and professional inclusion of the young d/Deaf job seeker.
MAKE IT WORK:
supporting D/deaf young people into work
YOUTH SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP POTENTIAL
The “Youth Social Entrepreneurs Potential” project aims to enable young people, who want to develop their business ideas while generating a positive “return to society”, to develop their social entrepreneurship skills and critical thinking. It also focuses on helping them to acquire the required competences to identify and value the resources of their local cultural and natural heritage.
During the whole duration of the project, the main objectives are:
Promote a common understanding of the field of social entrepreneurship by exploring different concepts, formats, and models of social entrepreneurship
Facilitate the transfer of good practices and ideas from social enterprises, strengthen community spirit and increase the motivation of young people to participate in society by creating a set of existing local social entrepreneurship initiatives
Helping young people, regardless their backgrounds, statuses or educational levels, to learn how they can detect local needs and use their cultural and environmental heritage to launch a social initiative. This will be achieved by creating a European training methodology for Youth (modules, training, learning materials)
Developing young people’s entrepreneurial skills to identify resources and business opportunities within the local community and enhance cultural heritage, social and environmental skills, as well as the basic and cross-cutting skills, language and numerical skills
Share best practices and ideas on social economy initiatives in communities and create a best practice manual as a result of all project activities
TLN Mobilicat offers linguistic and intercultural guidance and training to young people, prior to 2-month professional internships in any country of the European Union.
The requirements to be able to participate are:
Be between 18 and 30 years old;
Be registered and in a situation of beneficiary in the Register of the National Youth Guarantee Service on the date immediately prior to the start of the action;
Be registered as an unemployed job seeker with the Public Employment Service of Catalonia (SOC);
Have intermediate or higher degree specialization studies abandoned prematurely or finished;
Have less than three months' work experience in the field of the specialty.