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Conquer the Labour Market!
Start date: Jun 15, 2015, End date: Dec 14, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project "Conquer the labour market" tackles a current concern of the European society, i.e. youth unemployment and the difficulties faced by young people in their search for a job. Youngsters all around the European Union are a generation that risks to become a lost generation, if concrete measures are not taken by authorities and if young people themselves do not make efforts to improve their job prospects. We have set as main objective the preparation and the training of young people for the approach towards the labour market. We aimed at providing participants with competences, knowledge and skills which are necessary to find good and competitive jobs and address employers and the job market as a whole with success. Besides these main objectives, we have also targeted a better communication and cultural interaction among young people from different cultures. We have also set objectives related to the improvement of language skills, as a good command of English is compulsory in this project. A number of 49 participants from 5 different countries took part in this project. All participants were either in search for a job or engaged in learning/ academic activities that would soon be completed. The activities proposed in our plan are diverse and based on non-formal methods of education. Activities such as: job interview and Europass CV preparation, finding out about EU rights and liberties for young people and learning and working opportunities on the EU labour market. We met successful entrepreneurs and young managers in top companies, we prepared a business plan and discussed career choices of each of the participants. The methodology was highly interactive: role plays, treasure hunts, quiz, debates, Q&A sessions, satirical writing sessions, culture and traditions reinterpreted. The main results are the competences acquired by the participants: they are better prepared and trained to approach the labour market. They know how to face an interview, how to write a good CV, how to look for competitive jobs in their countries and in the EU, how to become entrepreneurs if they wish so. Their language skills and their capacity of working in a inter-cultural environment increased. All these results are long lasting and they will go beyond the period of this project for the main target group.

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