The event offered the opportunity to discuss in detail about practical aspects related to the setup and implementation of the ALMA initiative within ESF+. 

In May, the European Commission, the transnational network TLN- Mobility and the Employment Service of Slovenia organised a two-day technical meeting on the ALMA initiative (“Aim, Learn, Master, Achieve”), which aims to support disadvantaged young people not in education, vocational training or employment to integrate into the labour market in their home country, following a supervised work-related learning experience in another EU country. ALMA can be of great relevance for Roma youngsters as discussed at the latest EURoma Network Management Committee meeting.

This technical meeting, which was aimed at ESF+ Managing Authorities and other national entities in charge of ESF+ programmes, offered the opportunity to learn more about the ALMA initiative, existing support and tools, and to ask practical questions. The event included workshops and presentations with in-depth information on all aspects of the setup and implementation of ALMA within ESF+. It also included networking sessions, to connect Member States and regions who are interested in the initiative. The full agenda is available here.

The first part of the meeting, which could be followed via live streaming, is recorded and available on the event dedicated website. It includes the presentation of the ALMA programme, including the ALMA manual guidance, and the experiences of the TLN Mobility Network.

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