The central idea of the project is to adapt the existing Rickter Scale® Process to the needs of different disadvantaged target beneficiary groups in the 4 participating countries, helping them progress towards employment. The Partners will collaborate to develop language and culture-specific versions of the Rickter Scale® Process.

The partners of this Transfer of Innovation project all work within their own countries to provide the opportunities for marginalised groups to engage with education, training and employment to gain recognition for existing and newly acquired skills and thereby gain access to the labour market.

Through participation in an ongoing Leonardo Partnership Project: ‘Assessing and Validating non-formally and informally acquired skills in vocational training’, the partners have identified
a motivational assessment, action planning and impact measurement package developed in the UK as worthy of further development for use across the more culturally diverse European

Practitioners from each country will then be trained in the use of the Rickter Scale®. Following a phase of implementation with the target
groups, the findings will be evaluated by the University of Northumbria in the UK, an Initial Report published, and the Process upgraded accordingly. A second period of Implementation
with the target groups will then monitor the effectiveness of the adaptations. Towards the end of this phase, all practitioners and their service users will use the Rickter Scale® Process to
ascertain their personal evaluation of the project itself.

A Final Evaluation Report will be published and together with the enhanced Rickter Scale® Process, will be disseminated by the partners in their own countries through the internet, regional public events and an international conference host by the Evaluator, the University of Northumbria.

To maximise the exploitation of the project’s outcomes beyond the TOI, each partner will then become licensed to offer training in the use of the Rickter Scale® Process to other vocational training
organisations within their own country.