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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


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  • 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)


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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


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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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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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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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