SLD Sustainable Life DevelopmentThe AWARDS (Ageing Women workers Aimed at Renewing Development towards a Sustainable life) project elaborated this approach during 24 months of activity (01/11/2005 31/10/2007). Awards Project, was carried out under the Management of Demographic Change sub-theme of the European Social Fund (ESF) Article 6 Innovative Approaches to the Management of Change. AWARDS project dealt with issues that concern ageing women workers, for instance:
- a low degree of women participation in the labour market and employment rate
- risk of social exclusion and poverty (e.g. single women with children)
- a negative correlation between precarious work environment and health
- scarce supportive systems, flexible work organisation and rules that meet the women needs
- scarce integration between labour flexibility and social security policies
- limited integration between local plans and services
- few adequate social services and plans to reconcile work and life times
- limited participation of women in decision-making both at territorial and company levels
AWARDS project acknowledged that these issues converge in an overarching challenge: to create paths towards a sustainable life development. A paradigmatic definition of Sustainable Life constituted the SLD vision both during the AWARDS project (resulted in the elaboration of Action Plans, Pilot Initiatives and Local Scenario Workshops) and for future initiatives according to the European Charter of Sustainable Life Development (approved by the AWARDS Final Conference in October 2007).
The SLD Vision
Sustainable Life is the human behaviour based on the capabilities to access to resources integrating their economic, environmental and socio-cultural functions to meet simultaneously the needs of different persons, generations and territories.
The following partners and a wide number of local stakeholders managed the AWARDS project.
|Italy||Province of Piacenza (Lead Partner) with the following associated partners: Equal Opportunity Counsellor; Assindustria; CNA; Unione Commercianti; CISL; UIL; Legacoop (observer partner)|
|Province of Arezzo|
|Studio Ricerche Sociali (SRS)|
|Spain||Fundacion Ferrol Metropoli (Ferrol)|
|Fundacion Universidad Empresa (FUERM)|
|Poland||Wielkopolska Voivodship (observer partner)|
The SLD approach is presented in the following e-books.
The SLD methods are presented in the following e-books.
The SLD methods concern:
- TAI (Transferability, Adaptability, Integrability) of Good Practices
- Stakeholder Analysis (to involve local actors in a SLD project)
- Action Plan through Local Context Analysis (hypotheses of innovative actions at a territorial dimension, determining policy trajectories and priorities)
- Pilot Initiatives through Workplace Analysis (hypotheses of innovative actions at a corporate dimension, aggregating issues and probable solutions in a number of companies)
- Local Scenario Workshop through selection of a limited number of issues that correlate Action Plans and Pilot Initiatives in a long-term perspective (vision of the next 15 years)
|Stakeholder Analysis: questionnaires|
|Local Advisory Group|
|Local Project Group|
|Local Scenario Workshop|
|Workplace Analysis: questionnaires|
|Perfil de la Compañía|
|Benchmarking de la Compañía|