Empowerment for social inclusion - youth with disa..
Empowerment for social inclusion - youth with disability on a labour market
Start date: May 1, 2016,
End date: Dec 31, 2016
The project was inspired by trainers and participants that met during Speak out Louder project in Grzybowo in Poland in October 2014. The mobility was focused on youth with disability, their coverage in media and use of it and ICT to foster their inclusion into society also during taking part in European project. The topic has been so interesting and discovering for many and they decided to go deeper into the topic of youth with disabilities and lack of equity, especially in terms of access to the labor market. The unemployment rate of youth in Europe is alarming. According to Eurofuund Youth unemployment rate in April 2013 was 23.5% ≈ 5.7 Millions*Even more worryingly, there were more than 7.5 million young people not engaged in employment, education or training – over 13 per cent of the EU’s youth population* What Eurofund is also stressing in other place Young people suffering from some kind of disability or health issues are 40% more likely to be NEET than those in good health*That is why we want to propose a project that will equip youth workers working already with young people with disabilities in new skills and methods of activating this vulnerable group into labour market.The project is proposed for financing under the key action K1- mobility for youth worker, it will be held in Poznań, from 01 to 07 July 2016, and it will involve 34 Youth workers coming from 8 different countries: Albania, Cyprus, Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain and Turkey . For 6 days they will work creating new opportunities for youngsters all over Europe!The project objectives are:• To raise competences of youth workers working on engaging youth with disabilities in labor market, by providing them tools and methods to do so (career consulting and others)• To developed their knowledge regarding specific situation of young people with disabilities in a labor market and thus their special needs• To give participants broad information about potential opportunities for young people with disabilities regarding EU programmers and worldwide• To developed practical Manual that will be used by people working with disability on vocational activationThey will gather to work on improving their competences by learning and developing new methods of activation, knowing better background and specific situation of this vulnerable group and working on manual bringing together the knowledge and disseminating it to all interested experts and institutions. Training will be held using non-formal education methodology. The project will have strong impact on its participants but also local communities, partner organizations and other stakeholders interested in topic of activation into labor market youth with disability. This is thanks to publishing Manual which will be widely promoted via online tools and will be accessible to all interested in this topic
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