NAME OF THE PROJECT: PONOS – PUČKO OTVORENO UČILIŠTE OBRAZUJE NEZAPOSLENE OSOBE S INVALIDITETOM
CONTRACT NUMBER: UP.02.2.2.17.0031
LEVEL 1 INTERMEDIARY BODY: MINISTRY OF TOURISM AND SPORTS
LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIARY BODY: CROATIAN EMPLOYMENT OFFICE, OFFICE FOR FINANCING AND CONTRACTING PROJECTS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
PROJECT OFFICER: PUBLIC OPEN UNIVERSITY ZAGREB
PROJECT PARTNERS: FILIA USLUGE D.O.O. BATAK TORTERIE MACARON D.O.O.
PROJECT DURATION PERIOD: from 03-2022 to 12-2023
PROJECT DURATION: 20 MONTHS
OPERATIONAL PROGRAM "EFFECTIVE HUMAN POTENTIAL" 2014-2020.
TOTAL VALUE OF GRANTS: 2,042,551.11 KN
TOTAL VALUE OF THE CONTRACT: HRK 2,042,551.11
Brief description and objectives of the project
Through the PONOS project participants will have the opportunity to participate in verified training programs for the profession of cook, waiter and confectioner. The program will be held in Zagreb, and it is intended for persons residing in the area of the City of Zagreb and Zagreb County. In addition to these programs, they will also participate in informal programs, that is cuisine workshops which will accompany each listed program but also with additional informal programs to strengthen psychosocial skills and digital (IT) skills. This educational "package" aims to provide professional and practical knowledge in the field of tourism and catering, but also to strengthen other skills that strengthen the position of unemployed persons with disabilities on the labor market.
The work with the target groups in the project will be carried out by teachers and mentors from the tourism and hospitality sector who will themselves undergo training on the specifics of working with people with disabilities in order to improve the learning process. Teachers and mentors are key personnel responsible for the progress of vulnerable groups during educational processes. Their informedness and understanding of the psychosocial condition, position and needs of vulnerable groups raises the quality of curriculum implementation. The training of teachers (and mentors at employers) is aimed at raising awareness in working with people with disabilities and reducing prejudices about (long-term) unemployment and disability.
Participation in the programs is free for all participants!
Improving the employability and integration into the labor market of unemployed persons with disabilities in the tourism and hospitality sector from the City of Zagreb and Zagreb County
Improvement of professional, pedagogical and andragogic knowledge, skills and competences of experts from the tourism and hospitality sector.
Unemployed persons with disabilities
Experts from the tourism and catering sector: lecturers and mentors who will improve their professional and andragogical knowledge for working with people with disabilities as part of the project (lecturers and mentors employed in institutions registered for the performance of adult education activities or at employers who are partners in the project)
The end users are: students, teaching staff, mentors, external collaborators, employees, institutions for adult education and the local community
- Participation of 110 unemployed persons with disabilities from the City of Zagreb and Zagreb County in project activities
- 110 people from the area of the City of Zagreb and Zagreb County who received help through social services in the community provided through the project
- Participation of 48 people in the implementation of 3 verified training programs for the occupations of cook, confectioner and waiter
- Participation of 110 long-term unemployed persons in targeted programs for acquiring psychosocial skills and digital competences for inclusion in the labor market
- Participation of teachers and mentors in training programs for the implementation of training programs for persons with disabilities
- Created tools for evaluating the quality of teaching processes
Filia usluge d.o.o. the company was founded in 2013, for the purpose of operating restaurants and other establishments for the preparation and serving of food. The company currently operates 14 Batak grill restaurants in Zagreb, Sesvet and Zaprešić.
Torterie Macaron opened its doors in 2015. They quickly became synonymous with excellent ice cream and great cakes. They pay great attention to the quality of food and customer satisfaction. Behind their success is a high-quality and dedicated team of employees. The company has its own production in Zagreb. They are part of the Victus Group, a domestic group that has been doing excellent business for more than 20 years and continues to grow continuously.
The partners are characterized by excellence in the field of work and many years of practical training of participants in the educational sector of tourism and hospitality. They are one of the largest tourist catering chains in the Republic of Croatia and continuously encourage innovation and follow world standards.