FC EMMEN – GETTING WORKFIT

Project details

Country
The Netherlands
Club
FC Emmen
Year
2019
Topic
Employability, Disability, Social Development, Social Inclusion

FC EMMEN – GETTING WORKFIT

‘Getting Workfit’ is a FC Emmen programme which enables unemployed and disabled people to get a job during the football season. Moreover, the programme uses the power of football to encourage personal and social development through training sessions.

FC Emmen is more than football. And the club wants to show that by means of the ‘getting workfit’ project, together with the UWV and USG Restart. With the help of certified job coaches, fifteen people with unemployment benefits or the young disabled are given the opportunity to work during the football season 2018-2019 with the network of FC Emmen and Naoberschap United used to get them a paid job.

During the project of ”Getting workfit”, different kinds of training and workshops are offered to stimulate the development of each individual. This includes social media training but also writing a résumé. Theoretical and practical training is combined and physical activity is used to revitalise them and get them into contact with others. Sports are extremely beneficial and an easy way to come into contact with others.