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  1. Welcome to Estonia, welcome to Tartu!

  2. WHOLE Reconciliation work and family life through training of parents Estonian project Tartu 07th June 2006 Krista Noorkõiv

  3. WHOLE Focus area: 4 counties in Eastern Estonia, bordering on Lake Peipsi

  4. WHOLE 2005 - 2008 • The aim of the project: • Expanding the opportunities and development of the personal skills of working parents through the training, avoiding their incur to the discriminated group because being a parent

  5. WHOLE 2005 - 2008 • Innovative approach: We assume we are able to improve parents´ work motivation and contribution at work: • through improving family relations by our parent effectiveness training (communication skills, better understanding of children and other people) • through expanding the personal characteristics of parents (open communication, self-confidence, management of time and energy, creativity)

  6. WHOLE 2005 - 2008 Main activities (July 2005 – June 2006) • Carried out 8 information events in all target areas • Carried out the research of the target group • Designed 2 training programmes for parents • Designed the training programme for employers

  7. WHOLE 2005 - 2008 Research into the target group • Objective: • To specify the problems related to work-life balance • To define the training needs of working parents • Used the focus group method – group discussions with working parents, with social and educational workers • Number of participants – 77 persons

  8. WHOLE 2005 - 2008 • Main results of the research • Unemployment and poverty problems in peripheral areas • Lack of information for mothers returning from maternity leave • Big need to improve self-confidence of parents • Lack of training opportunities for parents • Big number of single mothers in most areas • Prejudices about the duties of men and women responsibilities in families and in whole society

  9. WHOLE 2005 - 2008 • Main results of the research • Work-life balance • Different experience depending on employers • Mostly it is not easy to conciliate work and family life ...but unemployment is much worse! • Many parents (especially fathers) are working abroad • No interest in a part time job, because of low salaries

  10. WHOLE 2005 - 2008 • Training needs Subject Parents Officers • Gordon PE Training 97 96 • Stress 97 88 • Self-confidence 96 93 • Sharing duties, responsibilities 85 90 • Time management 81 83 • Entrepreneurship 70 73 • Role of mother, father 69 83 • Role of woman, man 66 71

  11. WHOLE 2005 - 2008 Trainings for parents (still June 2006) • Carried out 2 modules in each 8 areas • Gordon parental effectiveness training • Personal growth trainings, time-energy management, role of mother and father, woman and man in the changed society incl. art trainings in variety depending on the choise of the group • Entrepreneurship trainings in 4 county centres

  12. WHOLE 2005 - 2008 Trainings for employers Based on the training manual produced by the LdV pilot project CSR/SME Training themes: • socially responsible entrepreneurship, • workplace and HRM, • family friendly enterprise • In Tartu - 10.03.2006, • In Põlva – 25.05.2006

  13. WHOLE 2005 - 2008 During our project in 2005 – 2008 we train 500 persons – on average 65 from each local municipality. 2005/2006 in our training modules participated 95 + 74 + 23 +15 parents and 15 employers

  14. WHOLE 2005 - 2008 Summer camps for parents • 17-20th August 2006 at Kiidi holiday village in South Estonia - a cosy place for family vacations • July 2007 You are welcome!

  15. WHOLE 2005 - 2008 There are no losers by skilful combining of work and family life! Everybody wins: mother, father, children – whole family, companies, community, whole society!

  16. WHOLE 2005 - 2008 Contacts: Project manager – Ene Nobel, Tartu Folk High School, Pepleri 4, Tartu, tel. 7361 539, ene@rahvaylikool.ee Assistant project manager – Krista Noorkõiv, Geomedia, Rüütli 4, Tartu, tel. 7441 675, krista@geomedia.ee