Partnership Opportunities using New Technologies fostering sOcial and ecOnomic inclusioN
The University of Portsmouth, CCI is lead partner in this three and a half year project, which officially began 7th June 2017, with a total budget of 5.8 million euros and 11 UK and French partners. Approximately €1.5 million total budget to UoP, 69% grant funded, 31% partner contribution.
Community development, social and economic inclusion and equality are at the heart of this research and innovation project, and our aim is to produce a scalable and transferable methodology that can be applied to broader demographic sets and geographical regions for continuing impact.
The sudden growth of the digital/creative sectors has led to a digital skills shortage across these (by 2020, in both France and the UK, 90% of jobs will need digital skills). Employers across the FCE area demand employees have digital skills, and 72% of these will not consider applicants without them (UK government survey). Therefore, these rectors represent significant employment opportunities for our target group.
PONToon seeks the co-creation of a model fusing digital technologies and creative industries with existing employment support services to improve access to, and the quality and impact of, these for our target group.
Women from diverse backgrounds experience difficulty in accessing equal training and employment opportunities across the FCE area. PONToon partners have identified challenges in service delivery faced by our target group preventing them from moving closer to the workplace (see next section).
|Effective start/end date||7/06/17 → 30/11/20|
- University of Portsmouth (lead)
- Amiens Métropole
- Aspex Visual Arts Trust
- Digital Peninsular Network Limited
- Eastleigh Borough Council
- WSX Enterprise
- Trajectio Travallier en Normandie
- Plymouth and District Mind Association
- Maison de L'Emploi et de la Formation Professionnelle du Pays De Brest
- New Theatre Royal
- GIP FCIP de l' Academie de Caen
Professor Joan Farrer, Mrs Rachel Homewood, Mr Tom Clulee, Eyles, M., Dr Matt Smith, Dr Alison Habens, Mr Nipan Maniar, Ms Leslie Hakim-Dowek, Dr Yael Friedman-Silver, Caputo, S., Mr Louis Netter, Mr Dan McCabe, Dr Matthew Anderson, Dr Glenn Hadikin, Dr Lisa Sugiura, Dr Jodi Burkett, Dr Heather Rumble, Wilson, C. & Mr Kevin Curtis
7/06/17 → 31/07/20
Funding: R: Research › Award