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Cedefop includes the Acceder Programme for the employment of Roma in its toolkit for young people [editar]

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Cedefop includes the Acceder Programme for the employment of Roma in its toolkit for young people

The Acceder Programme of Fundación Secretariado Gitano, which offers guidance and labour intermediation to improve employment opportunities for Roma people, has been included in Cedefop's (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training) VET toolkit for empowering NEETs (young people not in employment, education or training).

Cedefop is one of the decentralised agencies of the European Union, whose objectives include supporting the European Commission, Member States and social partners in the development of relevant European VET policies. Its VET toolkit for empowering NEETs is inspired on successful European vocational training practices and aims at helping to design policies and implement practices that better address the needs of NEETs, helping them to reintegrate into education or training and the labour market. The Acceder Programme of Fundación Secretariado Gitano is now included in this toolkit, as an initiative that provides specialised resources for employment to the vulnerable population, such as Roma.

Acceder, a programme with impact

The Acceder Programme is an initiative financed by the European Social Fund and for more than 20 years has supported more than 140 000 people in Spain, becoming a benchmark for the employment of the Roma population. It is currently developed by more than 60 employment teams throughout the country, which offer support to vulnerable people, through the creation of personalised job search pathways, training and intermediation with companies, with the ultimate goal of improving their employability and their chances of finding a job.

Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the Programme, Fundación Secretariado Gitano set out to verify the value and impact of the Acceder Programme as a driving force for change and equal opportunities for Roma. To this end, an external evaluation of the impact of the Acceder was commissioned. This evaluation confirmed the scope and results of the initiative in improving the lives of Roma people through long-term ESF support. Since its launch in 2000, the Acceder programme has achieved significant results in quantitative and qualitative terms.