Aim And Objectives

Project Aims 

To readdress current skills mismatch and skills omissions within the different sectors (public, private, NGO) which employ workers in services touched by gangs and the results of gang crime across Europe.

Project Objectives

  • Produce current and appropriate occupation/ work profiles for those working with gangs and the impact of gang crime in communities across Europe, a profile relevant within each European partner country and against which new learning outcomes can be identified.
  • Identify in each partner country key sectors, organisations and job roles working within gang crime and with the impact of gang crime (police, probation, youth work, health, social services, education, communities).
  • Identify through desk and consultative research in each partner country the knowledge, skills and competences required to develop capacity and ensure improved and more successful engagements with gangs and gang members operating in order to reduce gang crime in the future.
  • Identify common learning outcomes agreed at European level relevant wider than the EUGANGS partnership.
  • Develop a new and innovative VET programme, relevant within formal, informal and non formal training structures, which can also be delivered as CPD for those already working in this field but equally relevant to learners undertaking initial vocational / professional qualifications within current mainstream education and training provision.
  • Deliver a master class to five expert trainers (one from each country) (July 2014).
  • Train a minimum of five trainers (experts) in each country from formal, informal and non formal training environments on delivering  the programme or parts of the programme.
  • Accredit the training trainer programme and the new VET programme at national level and seek to insert onto ECVET.
  • Pilot the VET training programme with a minimum of ten learners in each country identified as primary target learners (job roles) as a result of the research.
  • Review and adapt the training programme with the target cohort attending.
  • Negotiate with mainstream training providers currently delivering initial vocational / professional training as to how the new learning outcomes might be integrated into their mainstream training programmes ensuring the new occupation/role/work profile is formally recognised within the sectors concerned.
  • Develop flexible/ online alternatives to face to face training in more traditional environments.