Hazilan Project

What is Hazilan?

A road towards employment

The Hazilan Project is a comprehensive programme of activities aimed at improving the labour market integration of young, qualified people aged between 20 and 44 years old.

A real company project
The aim of the Hazilan Project is to identify the real needs of companies. Qualified professionals will be recruited in accordance with said needs, receiving the required training and resources in order to form part of a motivated team that is committed to the business project.

An innovative solution

Hazilan offers an innovative methodology with a tailor-made programme based on the individual’s skills and the business project in question. This framework allows for the development of personal and professional skills, with participants being offered specialist on-the-job training, internships at the company or the opportunity to participate in the company’s projects.

Objective: employment

The main objective of the Hazilan project is to help participants enter the labour market through an accompaniment programme. It has the following main objectives:

• To improve transversal socio-professional competences and to make participants feel empowered, using tools that make it easier for them to enter the world of work.

• To encourage the labour activation of participants throughout the job search process.

• To improve participants’ professional skills and help them acquire on-the-job experience, giving them a feel for the labour market and their potential professional pathways as a result of the training that they have received.

For phases for employment

The Hazilan Project proposes a four-phased programme that flexibly adapts to the profiles of participants and the business project: Aktibatu, Lanekin, Kokatu and Talentu Ihesa.

>> Aktibatu: activating qualified people

This is the first phase of the programme, marking the beginning of the job insertion accompaniment process. It offers personalised training that serves to improve personal and professional skills such as motivation, initiative, communication, teamwork, etc. It seeks to activate the skills of qualified participants and prepare them for the project, with participants being supported throughout the process by a coach who will help them reach their targets.

>> Lanekin: on-the-job training

The aim of this second phase is for qualified participants to receive specialised training for a specific job in companies who need to hire new staff. The aim is for the participant to get a job at the company itself, which will appoint an instructor to oversee the training and ensure that the participant is aware of their role and responsibilities.

>> Kokatu: internship at the company

This phase is designed so that participants can acquire real-life experience that fits their professional profile. This experience is offered through internships in companies, which are overseen and directed from a mentor at the company.

>> Talentu Ihesa: talents and projects in the company

The objective of this final phase is for participants to improve their professional skills by working on the business projects of companies that are interested in carrying out new activities, with the aim of generating employment. These projects will preferably be related to themes such as internationalisation, innovation and new technologies.

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This activity is carried out within the framework of the POPV FSE 2014-2020 HAZILAN, which is 50% funded by FSE and coordinated by GARAPEN (Basque Association of Development Agencies).
Elkarrekin Mundura Project

What is Elkarrekin Mundura?

The main aim of the project is to organise three direct operations in France, Morocco and Peru which will involve the participation of twenty companies from the Biscay region. It is hoped that this will help to open up new employment opportunities in fast-growing and high-potential markets.

The companies participating in these missions will have a personalised contact agenda that can be used to establish or expand business relationships.

The specific objectives are:

– To access new international markets in the Americas.

– To reduce costs deriving from internationalisation processes.

– To benefit from synergies, complementarities and capabilities between the companies of these three countries.

– To improve the competitive position of the companies through the creation of new business opportunities.

– To help the internationalisation of companies who are interested in broadening possible trade agreements.

Each mission will last one week, and each company will have at least two daily visits with potential clients or collaborators.

Elkarrekin Mundura forms part of the International Consortia Promotion programme of the Provincial Council of Biscay, focusing on GARAPEN’s Internationalisation Strategy approved in 2013, whose main objectives were to encourage collaboration and establish relationships with other territories in the field of local development and to promote the internationalisation of companies.

Participating companies:

– Behargintza Txorierri S.L.

– Enkatur.

– Inguralde.

– Meatzaldeko Behargintza, S.L.

– Mungialdeko Behargintza.

GARAPEN Topaketak EN

This meeting space, which is held in a virtual format every Wednesday, provides an opportunity to share relevant experiences of the agencies themselves in the various fields of action, serving as inspiration that can be applied to other territories.

International mobility programme: Global Training

Garapen, the Basque Association of Development Agencies, and Fomento de San Sebastián, the Development Agency and Economic Promotion Department of San Sebastián, have launched a new edition of the Global Training international mobility programme. This programme is a joint initiative of the SPRI-Basque Business Development Agency and Basque Trade & Investment (the Basque Internationalisation Agency).

This scholarship programme provides young people with university degrees and higher vocational training with a powerful mechanism that allows them to carry out paid internships in companies and organisations based abroad, participating in activities and projects related to their academic and professional profile for a minimum period of 6 months.

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KS Topaketak EN

The aim of this project is to encourage collaboration between professional artists through networking, organising inter-regional meetings between artists from various disciplines.

The agencies participating in this project are as follows:

– Bidasoa Activa.

– Bilbao Ekintza.

– Getxolan.

– Meatzaldeko Behargintza.

– Oarsoaldea.Urola Kostako Udal Elkartea.

RESourCE: Raising Expertise to Sustain our Common Environment EN

This project aims to create a network of experts and experiences that serves to engage, connect and empower young generations in the fight to achieve a green and sustainable Europe, as recommended in the EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027.

The consortium is led by the Centro Servizi Associati (Italy) and involves the participation of affiliate entities including the Italienische Handelskammer München-Stuttgart (Germany), the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (Israel), the Szatyor Egyesület (Hungary) and Garapen.

The project is part of the Erasmus+ call.

GARAPEN Sortzailea EN

A new workspace that has been launched with a view to identifying common interests and discovering new ideas for collaborative projects that can be executed with the associated agencies. This is a participatory and creative space, held in the form of online workshops.