Project “Life skills – Balance between parenting and career” 2021-1-BG01-KA122-ADU-000030579 Erasmus+

Project Life skills – Balance between parenting and career 2021-1-BG01-KA122-ADU-000030579 Erasmus+

Our mission and goal which is included in this project proposal are to help trainers, teachers and parents achieve workfamily
balance in order to increase their mental wellbeing and quality of life. Through the mobility and project, we aim also
to support the experts working in the field to achieve relevant skills, knowledge, and competencies to address such
issues. The mobility will help the specialists in their work to support the parents who are struggling to balance their duties
connected to their career and parenthood. This will be beneficial for the experts of AYPB, the parents, the employers of
parents, and the children, as all will benefit from the increased wellbeing of such parents- they will become active
members of society, of the labor force, and form strong family relationships with their children. Through the mobility in
Greece (on an EU level) we will be able to implement best practices, methods, tools, instruments, and know-how into our
direct work as an organization.

Our mission and goal which is included in this project proposal are to help trainers, teachers and parents achieve workfamily
balance in order to increase their mental wellbeing and quality of life. Through the mobility and project, we aim also
to support the experts working in the field to achieve relevant skills, knowledge, and competencies to address such
issues. The mobility will help the specialists in their work to support the parents who are struggling to balance their duties
connected to their career and parenthood. This will be beneficial for the experts of AYPB, the parents, the employers of
parents, and the children, as all will benefit from the increased wellbeing of such parents- they will become active
members of society, of the labor force, and form strong family relationships with their children. Through the mobility in
Greece (on an EU level) we will be able to implement best practices, methods, tools, instruments, and know-how into our
direct work as an organization.

The main objective of the project is the Development of life skills and improving the professional competence of the
teaching staff of AYPB. AYPB wishes to achieve several things by implementing the project: improving the quality of work
and skills of teaching experts and those in the field of mental health and wellbeing; also of specialists who assist parents
in acquiring life and professional skills for achieving a balance between career and parenting. Moreover,by increasing
personal and professional knowledge, skills and competencies, our experts will be more effective in promoting social
dialogue for development of new life skills, not only among adult learners, but also among other teachers and training
leaders. Through the international cooperation, we wish to expand the dimension of our activities from national to
European level and we to enrich our work through new and fresh good practices, methods, tools, instruments, ideas and
ways to implement them in practice.

As part of the project, we plan to implement a mobility in another EU country- Greece for teaching experts, working with
employed or unemployed parents, and volunteers of AYPB to acquire new knowledge, experience, skills and
competencies, to learn more about and master innovative programs, methods, tools, instruments and techniques which
will help them to better support parents who struggle to achieve work-family balance in their life situation. The mobility’s
goal is to successfully train and motivate the participants, regardless of their ethnicity, gender, beliefs, socio-economic
status or other characteristics, for active social responsibility and civic engagement, and to improve their mental health
and personal and professional wellbeing through learning, mastering and implementing programmes providing effective
methods for achieving work-parenthood balance.

After the project ends, we expect that as a result of the mobility, the participating trainers will have better skills,
knowledge, and competencies (based on the innovative techniques, methods, tools, instruments, and programs they
have learned about and mastered) that they can use in their work to support parents struggling to achieve work/career –
family/parenthood balance. This will have long-term effects also, as parents’ mental wellbeing will improve which will have
a positive impact on their children and career prospects as well. The results of the mobility will be assessed through
feedback forms completed by all participants after the mobility ends. The results will also have a positive influence on the
future work of trainers of AYPB who will implement the innovative techniques and programs in practice, and in the future
events, seminars, initiatives, discussions that AYPB will organize and participate in.

Project Duration 01-09-2021 – 31-08-2022, 12 months

Applicant organisation E10037715 Association of Young Psychologists in Bulgaria

Partner organisation E10087950 Greek Bulgarian Association of Cultural Paisiy Chilendarski

This project is financially supported by the Erasmus + Program and the Association of Young Psychologists in Bulgaria is fully responsible for the content of this document, and under no circumstances can it be accepted as an official position of the Union and the National Agency.