PERVET people during the multiplier event in Lithuania

The multiplier events – the day after

The project multiplier events took place and we’re ready to go on.

The events demonstrated the interest of the experts of the sector (VET providers, labour market centres and public bodies) and encouraged us to go further.

To find new ideas and strategies to implement the project, during the meeting, we involved people in an open debate whose results we’re evaluating, to increase the sustainability framework of the project.

At the end of August we’ll release the final report.


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The multiplier events

On July 12th there will be the final multiplier events of the project.

We’ll be connected from Czech Republic, Lithuania and Italy. We’ll present the project and its results and we’ll work together to go further.

Contact us for more info.

Photo: Waiting chairs – Bluebook

Work life balance – The Guardian

Each month, a selection of articles by the Guardian on this topic.

This month, in evidence, a Douglas Coupland’s article : “The nine to five is barbaric”. Read it to discover more.

Douglas Coupland has always been one of the sharpest critics of the modern workplace. His literary works – such as Generation X, JPod and Microserfs – revolve around smart and creative young people who are better than their bosses, but unable to thrive in the corporate world. Coupland himself left full-time employment years ago and can relate to those who make the brave step to do their own thing…

Smart working

Smart working is changing our way of working.

On Osservatori, a highly qualified landmark of Digital Innovation in Italy that integrates activities Research, Communication and Education, you can find a selection of business cases telling how this new way of working really works.

You can read the business cases only in Italian but you can visit the website in English

If you don’t design your life…

Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh – author of Fit, Fifty and Fired-Up; Fat, Forty and Fired and Overworked and Underlaid – lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity — and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen. A video released in 2010, seen by about 3.5 million people that help us to ponder the issue. Watch it.

21 November 2016 – Turin

International labour standards and CSR: a course to understand workers’ rights in the framework of due diligence. 

The course, organized by the International Training Centre IntraNet, aims to strengthen the capacity of participants to understand the principles of international labour standards as they relate to company operations and the implications for CSR policies and practices geared towards decent work and sustainable development.

The deadline for submission of candidatures is 21 October 2016.

Coordinator, Participant Support & Labour: Mr. Ben Chin


PERVET team project in Turin

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{:en}During the secondo transnational meeting in Turin  we did an interview with Marinagela Cirella of Border radio.

Listen to it: we talked about the project, about us, about ERASMUS+.

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Se volete saperne di più: ascoltate l’intervista e poi, naturalmente, seguite Border radio.


Work-Life Balance Week: 17-21 October 2016

Work-Life Balance Week provides a platform for organisations to demonstrate their commitment to work-life balance and raises awareness of work-life balance as a strategic issue in Hong Kong and across Asia. Since 2008, over hundreds of companies and organisations across Asia have participated by holding work-life activities and initiatives during the Week. This year it is taking place from 17 to 21 October 2016. Community Business invites companies in both Hong Kong and the wider Asia region to participate and drive change across borders.

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How’s life?

There is more to life than the cold numbers of GDP and economic statistics Explore the OECD Index to compare well-being across countries. The Index is based on 11 topics the OECD has identified as essential, in the areas of material living conditions and quality of life.

A better understanding of people’s well‑being is central to developing better policies for better lives. Well‑being is multidimensional, covering aspects of life ranging from civic engagement to housing, from household income to work‑life balance, and from skills to health status. A thorough assessment of whether life is getting better requires a wide range of metrics, captured on a human scale, and able to reflect the diverse experiences of people. That is what this report aims to supply. The latest evidence on well‑being in 11 different dimensions of life suggests that OECD countries have diverse patterns of strengths and weaknesses. Predictably, countries ranking in the top third of the OECD in gross domestic product (GDP) per capita terms tend to do well overall, especially in relation to material well‑being outcomes such as household income and earnings. Nonetheless, countries can have comparative weaknesses in areas such as job security, air quality, housing affordability, and work‑life balance at any level of GDP per capita. While we have known for a long time that there is more to life than GDP, this report shows where even the richest OECD countries still have room to improve the well‑being of their citizens.

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