Activate Inactive

A project team from 4 European organizations works together in the Leonardo partnership “Activate Inactive – exchange of motivational technique”.

Exchange of motivational techniques and positive ways of encouragement between trainers working with long-term unemployed and job market representatives.


Many people who lose jobs also lose confidence and self-esteem. The experience of filling out one job application after another, then receiving a rejection, or worse, no response at all eventually erodes the desire and the energy to keep trying. There is the sense that one is being left behind and that they are slowly losing their edge. The desire to do almost anything slips away and motivation suffers. At the same time employers report that self-motivation is one of the most important personal attributes that they look for. Work on the motivation is also a major problem pointed by trainers and consultants who help in professional and social integration. Stimulation of client motivation is the first step to success, but at the same time it is a very difficult and challenging goal to achieve. Some type of effective intervention is required to break this vicious circle. The project will bring together VET stakeholders, social partners and job market representatives who will share good practice and compare solutions on motivating long-term unemployed people.
The project objectives are to:
– improve the qualification and knowledge of trainers working with long-term unemployed people
– share good practices
– set up motivational incubators with local associated partners
– build effective, transnational network of experts, trainers, social partners and market representatives working in the theme of motivation.
This project, 2013-1-IE1-LEO04-06268 2, has been funded with support from the European Commission.This site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


The project outcomes:
– 6 transnational partners’ meetings – multilateral exchanges of staff and trainers
– National workshops
– Fieldwork and project research – national reports
– Development of a curriculum: “Positive ways of encouraging long-term unemployed people”
– Transfer of experience and good practice in motivational techniques used with long-term unemployed.