MOM - Maternity Opportunities and Mainstreaming - is a European Project financed by Erasmus+ whose aim is to frame maternity as a learning experience that provides mothers with soft skills that are extremely useful in nowadays workforce.
A European team gathers some truly innovative experiences whose main common is to provide skills and resources for women empowerment, adult education and active citizenship.
Maternity develops new skills like soft skills
MOM’s aim is to help unemployed women and mothers to gain empowerment, awareness and assessment about their maternal experiences and their skills
MAAM is a training concept based on the idea that maternity is also useful at work and develops a new kind of leadership.
The MAAM concept was born in Piano C in 2012 and has been applied as a workshop in several organizations like Ikea, Unicredit, Schneider Electric, and Nestlè. It has been embodied in a book - MAAM - La maternità è un master - and then in a digital program.
It has a scientific theory rooted in neurosciences, behavioral sciences and empirical evidence. It has an ongoing research since 2012; the research includes focus groups, surveys, text analysis and data analytics from the platform itself.
Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport. Its aim is
“To contribute to the Europe 2020 strategy for growth, jobs, social equity and inclusion, as well as the aims of ET2020, the EU's strategic framework for education and training. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain experience, and volunteer abroad” (from official Erasmus+ website)
Its main objectives are
to reduce unemployment
to promote adult learning, especially for new skills and required ones by the market
to encourage people to take part to European democracy
to support innovation and cooperation amongst European partner countries
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