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Welcome to Estonia, welcome to Tartu!. WHOLE. Reconciliation work and family life through training of parents Estonian project Tartu 07th June 2006 Krista Noorkõiv. WHOLE Focus area: 4 counties in Eastern Estonia, bordering on Lake Peipsi. WHOLE 2005 - 2008.

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Welcome

to Estonia,

welcome

to Tartu!

whole

WHOLE

Reconciliation work and family life

through training of parents

Estonian project

Tartu 07th June 2006

Krista Noorkõiv

whole focus area 4 counties in eastern estonia bordering on lake peipsi
WHOLE

Focus area:

4 counties in Eastern Estonia, bordering on Lake Peipsi

whole 2005 2008
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
whole 2005 20081
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)
whole 2005 20082
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
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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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
whole 2005 20087
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
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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
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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

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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!

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There are no losers

by skilful combining of work and family life!

Everybody wins:

mother, father, children – whole family,

companies, community,

whole society!

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Contacts:

Project manager – Ene Nobel, Tartu Folk High School,

Pepleri 4, Tartu, tel. 7361 539, [email protected]

Assistant project manager – Krista Noorkõiv,

Geomedia, Rüütli 4, Tartu, tel. 7441 675, [email protected]

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