Rinova and Rijeka, European Capital of Culture 2020

We have been working closely with our Croatian partners from Rijeka, Association Prostor Plus since 2012 – through our partnership with them in the European Cultural Learning Network and the Aspire2create project. We were delighted to learn from them that the selection panel of independent experts responsible for assessing the Croatian cities competing to be the 2020 European Capital of Culture has recommended…

Networking for Quality Assurance (NQCA)

A primary area of Rinova’s work is concerned with inter-agency, or partnership working. In training and employment, this is in recognition of the need for multiple agencies to collaborate when addressing the needs of job seekers, especially those with complex needs. Working with partners to drive solutions in ‘the system’ allows collective solutions to support those…

Sponsoring young entrepreneurs in Enfield

We were delighted join Enterprise Enfield for their 30th anniversary celebrations at a packed out dinner on the evening of the 25th November. We have worked closely with Enterprise Enfield since early in our formation, through ESF projects ERA and Excel, and over the last two years through the youth enterprise support programme in Talent Match London. With the latter especially in…

Launching Job Broker Erasmus+ in Rome

Earlier in the year we received the welcome news that our application to the Erasmus+ UK National Agency for our new project ‘Competency and Learning Development for Job Brokers in the EU’ had been approved. Job Broker is a three-year Erasmus+ Key Action 2 Strategic Partnership. It is led by Rinova, and the partnership involves a group of…

Rinova celebrates its 5th anniversary in style

It was standing room only as Rinova celebrated its fifth anniversary during the evening of the 3rd September at the House of St Barnabas in Soho Square, London. The event marked a dual celebration, since as well as celebrating Rinova’s 5th anniversary of its formation in September 2010, it was also an opportunity for guests to join Rinova’s founder, Rick Parkes,…

Celebrating the role the arts is playing in building Europe – 5th September – book now!

On Saturday 5th September 2015 the Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham will be transformed as it hosts Taking Part – a celebration of the role the arts and cultural learning is playing in building a new Europe. The event will mark the end of the three-year European Cultural Learning Network (ECLN) – a unique network project funded by the European Union’s Lifelong…

More than 500 young people do more than ‘aspire 2 be’

In late 2011, in the relative infancy of the company, the Rinova team put together a successful application to the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) ESF programme. Originally named ‘Access to Apprenticeships’ and later rebranded as ‘aspire-2’, the project aimed to provide a bridge which would make Apprenticeships a truly viable option for disengaged and often disillusioned young people who were…

Rinova joins Metropolisnet

We are delighted to announce that Rinova Ltd has been appointed as the UK partner and London representative of Metropolisnet. Founded in 1998, Metropolisnet was established to develop and implement local strategies for employ­ment and social inclusion in European cities, promoting employment and social cohesion in large cities and urban areas as well as exchanging information,…

Talent Match moves into 2015

2014 was an amazing ‘Test and Learn’ year for Talent Match in North London. With a focus on intensive and high quality support for young unemployed people in the boroughs of Enfield, Haringey, and Waltham Forest  the programme supported 24 young people, helping steer them towards valuable positive outcomes, including further training opportunities, university places, or, for many, full-time paid…