FutureLearn collaborates with the Metropolitan City of Rome to help EU jobseekers increase job prospects

FutureLearn, the social learning platform, is collaborating with the Metropolitan City of Rome as part of the Reactivate project. Reactivate is a job mobility scheme for jobseekers over 35 years of age, helping EU citizens to find work, apprenticeships or traineeships in another EU member State. It also assists employers in recruiting talented people from across the EU.

As part of the collaboration, FutureLearn is supporting employers and jobseekers through European recruitment procedures. Jobseekers in the scheme will have free upgraded access to FutureLearn courses to help them to prepare applications and get ready for job interviews, and they will gain a free certificate upon successfully completing the courses. They also have access to courses that help to prepare them for work and migration once they’ve secured a job. This will also enable employers to select candidates who have been working on improving their soft and technical skills.

Dario Manna, Operations Manager for the Reactivate coordinating body, said: “It can be challenging for unemployed or underemployed EU citizens to find work in another EU member state; we hope this scheme will make this process a lot more manageable. We’re pleased that these jobseekers will have access to the excellent set of online courses available on FutureLearn, to make sure they’re best prepared for the interview process, and for the working world and beyond.”

Nigel Smith, Head of Content at FutureLearn, said: “It’s really important for us as an organisation to take part in these transformational projects; our mission is to help improve working lives through courses and qualifications, which is exactly what this scheme is aiming to achieve. The job market is a very competitive place to be, and it can be an overwhelming prospect when looking for work abroad, so we hope our portfolio of courses will equip jobseekers with the skills and the confidence they need to be successful in the process.”

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Notes to Editors

Who is eligible?

All employers legally established in EU countries offering job/apprenticeship/traineeship contracts of at least 6 months’ duration, provided that pay and conditions comply with national labour law.

EU28 citizens and legally resident in one of the EU28 countries, looking for a job in another EU country.

How can jobseekers take part?

In order to participate in Reactivate, you must register on the Reactivate website.

If you are an employer you will be contacted by our staff who will support you in the definition of your vacancies and offer recruitment and matching services.

If you are a jobseeker, first check if we have job/apprenticeship/traineeship vacancies suitable for your profile. If yes, register on the portal and fill in your CV in English.

About Reactivate

Reactivate is a Pilot Project co-funded by the European Union within the Programme for Employment and Social Innovation “EaSI” 2014-2020 (for further information please consult: http://ec.europa.eu/social/easi) and implemented by the Metropolitan City of Rome (Italy), in collaboration with ANPAL (Italian EURES National coordinator), Uitvoeringsinstituut Werknemersverzekeringen (Dutch EURES National Coordinator), Servicio Público de Empleo Estatal (Spanish EURES National Coordinator), Bundesagentur für Arbeit/Zentrale Auslands und Fachvermittlung (German International Placement Services), K MILIOS AND SIA OE, DIAN (Greek organisation active in the training and mobility services), Regione Marche (Italian regional EURES service), FormaCamera (agency of the Chamber of Commerce of Rome, Italy) and FutureLearn (MOOCs provider, UK).

About FutureLearn

FutureLearn is a leading social learning platform formed in December 2012 by The Open University and is now the largest online learning platform in Europe with almost eight million people signed up worldwide. FutureLearn uses design, technology and partnerships to create enjoyable, credible and flexible online courses and postgraduate degrees that improve working lives. It partners with over a quarter of the world’s top universities, as well as organisations such as Accenture, the British Council, CIPD, Raspberry Pi and the New York Institute of Finance.