Emotional Employment – 2nd Newsletter 2019

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Are you a career advisor?
Do you want to adapt new strategies and methodologies to face challenges of the modern working world?

Are you a job seeker? 
Do you want to use new approaches and develop a positive mind-set to access new labour market opportunities?

Emotional Employmentis an Erasmus+ project that providesalternative skills and resources to support job seeking.
The aim is to raise awareness of the importance of Emotional Intelligencein the labour market and to develop innovative training to supportjob seekersandcareer advisors. 

Emotions influence everything we do. Our actions are influenced by our thoughts, which are influenced by our emotions. 

Emotions have a big part in how we handle different situations. If we have a bad job interview, we might be sad or angry about it. These emotions,  might then have a negative impact on how we feel about our next job interview. In order to manage these emotions, we have to learn how to recognise them and use them to our advantage
The consortium want to offer solutions by showing how to apply Emotional Intelligence (EI) tools, skills and strategies for career advisors and job seekers.
Studies have found that organisations with high Emotional Intelligence have increased productivity, higher engagement levels, lower turnover and absenteeism rates and increased market share.

Emotional Employment is a European project that is funded by Erasmus+ programme. It is coordinated by Merseyside Expanding Horizons.

There are six different organizations from five European countries working on this project:
Merseyside Expanding Horizons | UK 
Aproximar | Portugal 
I and F Education and Development | Ireland
Diamond Building | Spain 
Defoin | Spain 
Centrul Pentru Promovarea Invatarii Permanente | Romania 


  • Develop Emotional Intelligence training for Advisers which trains them how to manage and teach emotional skills in employability training
  • Develop a Right emotions, right jobs toolbox containing several training tools dedicated to job seekers in order to self-manage the main emotional skills involved in the job search process in order to maintain a positive emotional state. 
  • Combine an online Open Educational Resource training system with offline material and face-to-face training and mentoring programme
  • Raise awareness of the importance of Emotional Intelligence skills within modern European labour markets.


Our project today has achieved the following positive results: We have:

  • Identified Career advisors emotional skills through questionnaires;
  • Developed training modules for Career advisors;
  • Met with our partners in the United Kingdom (Nov 2018), Romania (April 2019) and Ireland (Sept 2019), where project activities were planned, findings of the research discussed and the training modules tested;
  • Created a project website: https://emotional-employment.eu/


Emotional Employment will deliver a free training in Emotional Intelligence for Career advisors, Volunteer coordinators, Adult practitioners and all professionals supporting job seekers which will take place between November and December 2019
Each partner is looking for 10 participants who are curious to learn about Emotional Intelligence and how to improve emotional skills, such as: 
  • Motivation,
  • Time-management,
  • Personal accountability,
  • Self-trust,
  • Stress tolerance,
  • Empathy,
  • Decision-making
The participants will also have the opportunity to learn how to use emotional skills in approaching job seekers. 


In the UK the training will take place in Liverpool on Friday 13th December;
In  Romania it will take place in Timișoara on  Thursday 5th of December;
In Portugal on Monday 2nd of December.



If you are interested in the project and would like to participate please let us know by writing to the contact person in your country:

Liverpool, UK
Anna Bellan

Malaga, Spain
Javier Morales Luque

Córdoba, Spain
Maria Vazquez

Dublin, Ireland
Contact person 

Amadora, Portugal
Tiago Leitão and Joana Portugal

Timișoara, Romania
Ana-Maria Tanase