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Project coordinated by the Jagiellonian University in Kraków is an initiative of international consortium. The participating organizations are: Jagiellonian Univesity (Poland), Bogazici Universitesi (Turkey), FREREF – Fondation des Regions Europeeennes pour la Recherche en Education et Enformation (Belgium), Lifelong Learning Platform (Belgium), Voivodeship Labour Office in Kraków (Poland),  CIS - Scuola per la gestione d'impresa societa consortile a responsabilita limitata (Italy) and Arcola Research LLP (UK).

COMORELP is designed and implemented with the main goal of building a Policy Lab in LLL. This means enabling and sustaining all partners in the area of LLL to work together to gather all good experiences and practices regarding the area, elaborating and implementing new innovative practices and policies, and giving pathways so that the practitioners are able to reflect upon the necessary competencies to better evolve in a rapidly changing world, i.e. the ability to build up for themselves agile career pathways, to accompany others in the same process, and to design and implement the policy that will support them, at local, Regional and European level.

The project Coordinator is dr hab. Barbara Worek - Associated Professor from Institute of Sociology UJ.
The total value of the project is 412 310,00 EUR  (the value for the Jagiellonian University is approximately 67 000,00 EUR).   

Exclusion and Inequality in Late Working Life (EIWO)

thanks to the participation in
The Project: Exclusion and Inequality in Late Working Life: Evidence for Policy Innovation Towards Inclusive Extended Work and Sustainable Working Conditions in Sweden and Europe (EIWO) funded by
the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE) 

is looking for a Researcher
(PhD Student/ PostDoc Fellow)
for the limited period from March 2021 – December 2021 (10 months)

Job profile:
Participation in the research initiative of “Exclusion and Inequality in Late Working Life: Evidence for Policy Innovation towards Inclusive Extended Work and Sustainable Working Conditions in Sweden and Europe (EIWO)”, and in particular in conducting qualitative research (biographical interviews in Poland) in the Project III of the EIWO Program (Mechanism and Origins of Late Working Life Exclusion) under the supervision of dr hab. Jolanta Perek-Białas, prof. UJ (Institute of Sociology/Center for Evaluation and Public Policies Analysis).
We offer an attractive job, which is complemented by an excellent working environment in a very nice and research-oriented team - nationally as well as inter-nationally. More at the web page:

Skills profile:
• a very good Master’s or doctor’s degree in the social sciences, preferably acquired in the fields of older workers, social in-equality, welfare states
• very good knowledge of qualitative methods, preferably with experience of use the MAXQDA
• very good organizational and communicative skills, flexibility as well as very good (spoken and written) English (besides of Polish due to the need of doing research in this language)

Required documents:
• CV in electronic version (up to 5 MB)
• Cover letter
• Names and contact details of person(s) who can deliver the references (under request)
• If available, up to two papers/publications/reports published/available, preferably with use of qualitative research

Please include in the CV the below consent for the personal data processing:
I hereby give consent for my personal data to be processed for the purposes of the recruitment process in accordance with the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 with regard to the processing of personal data.
If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter, a CV and all other required documents (in one file) to dr hab. Jolanta Perek-Białas, prof. UJ: at the latest until 30th of January 2021.

The selected candidates will be invited to an interview via e-mail address provided in the application. Jagiellonian University restricts the right to inform only the selected candidates and communicate the decision only to the successful candidate.
In case the application is unsuccessful, the documents will be destroyed after the completion of the selection procedure in compliance with data protection regulations.
The successful candidate will be employed at least at 1/3 or up to part time position or under the other work contract, depending on the candidate’s current work position and receive an attractive renumeration. The term of the appointment is limited but extension is possible.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Description of the Project III – Mechanisms and Origins of Late Working Life Exclusion under the EIWO Programme
This project will elucidate basic mechanisms from a biographic perspective, which can be analysed and verified on a broader life course data basis by the later project ‘Life courses, cumulative inequality and exclusion risks in late working life’. It will generate the conceptional basis these further analyses and contribute to the unfolding of the further programme components. In the context of the programme’s initial theory paper, the main aims of this project are to analyse the nature and sources of inequalities in late working life employment/retirement and to identify individual/family responses and coping strategies, based on qualitative methods.
In all countries, biographical interviews with 25 people in late working life will tap into mechanisms underlying cumulative (dis)advantage, individual responses to social risks and impact of social policies (subjective perceptions will be addressed in project.

The person engaged in the work of this project will be responsible for:
- Recruiting respondents
- Conducting Interviews
- Transcriptions
- Data Analysis
- Participation in project meetings
- Preparing research documentation, reports and as well joint publication(s)


CEAPP experts participate in the initiatives for the quality of learning and innovations

Dr hab. Jolanta Perek-Białas, prof. UJ is a member of the Social Innovations Council and she will be assessing innowation cards (application) in the Social Accesibility Incubator and she is representing the scientific community. 

Dr hab. Barbara Worek is a member of the Council for the Competences for Development Services, which aims at acting for the development services sector and indentifying the needs for the proffessional/ vocational qualifications with the close cooperation with enterprises and reacting to the changing needs in the proffessional qualifications. The membership gives the chance for participation in the works for common standards of the quality of development services supporting the learning processes, developing the educational system and competences standards for the workers in this sector. 

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Conference 'Human Capital Study' 17 September 2019 Warszaw
Findings of the project - „Competences of the employees - current state and labour market challenges"

The conference presents the latest findings, the most interesting trends and challenges of the current labour market situation: profiles of the working generations, including 'millenials' and senior employees (50+). 

The main topics are the changes on the labour market including growing percantage of the younger population (so called 'millenials') as well as senior workers ('50+'). The conference gives a chance to discuss competences required from employees and employees' self-assesment on the level of  competences they posses. The conference is aimed to show at glance the current status of the competences and existing challenges. 

The conference is dedicated to present the latest results of the project findings. "Bilans Kapitału Ludzkiego" (BKL) is one of the biggest European research projects on competences, employment and labour market trends. 

The research is being conducted by Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP) - authority responsible for creating business-friendly environment in Poland and Jagiellonian University since 2009. 

More information on the website of Polish Agency of Enterprise Development (PARP):

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"Healthy ageing in cities and regions: inspiring examples to frame the future" workshop concerning healthy ageing in the cities anad regions provided the inspiration for shaping the future. Dr hab. Jolanta Perek-Białas, prof. UJ - the director of Centre for Evaluation and Analysis of Public Policies took part in the workshop. 

Seminar examined the needs in managing in all of the levels of the social life organization, shaping the society to meet the needs for each of the age level and sustainable development. The aim of the workshop was to help the cities ang regions to employ the potencial of the older generation and show the ways of overcoming the challenges faced by older generation in the urbanized environment. The seminar was an occassion to discuss the success and bareers, show the inspiring examples and provied the regional authorities the recommentation for strenghtening the healthy aging policy and developing 'age-friendly' cities and societies. 

Workshop was organized by ESPON ACPA (Adapting European Cities to Population Ageing, Policy Challenges and Best Practices), European Covenant on Demographic Change and The ADVANTAGE. 

More information can be found:

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XIII International Evaluation Conterence took place on 9-10 December 2019 r. in Kraków. 

The main areas discussed during the conference were: the future of evaluation, coherence policy, preparation for the financial perspective 2021-2027, 
innovation, social inclusion, teritorial integrity of the EU regions. 

During the discussions the multiple subjects were mentioned such as the future venue of evaluation, coherence policy and preparation for the new EU financial perspective 
the main goals of the environmental policy, support fot the small and medium cities, the professional activisation and the role of evaluation and designing the EU public policies. 

Multiple discussion panels took place which allowed the participants to familiarize with different perspectives of the new goals of cohesion policy for the financial perspective 2021-2027. 

The future of eveluation, institutional solutions and the development of the research metodology. 

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More information:

The Conference Agenda
Presentations / Conference Materials 
Conference Sessions