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Start date: Sep 1, 2016, End date: Oct 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Logroño has a youth unemployment rate of around 32%, which is unacceptable from every point of view and against which we must fight with all means to reduce it to a "reasonable" level. Thus, the local young population has pressing needs related to lack of experience and job opportunities that justify the existence of LOGRO-EUROPA project whose main objective is to promote the employment of local youth by improving their opportunities for personal development and their employability levels.The project is promoted by a Consortium coordinated by the City Council of Logroño, and composed by other three VET schools, all of them with extensive experience in mobility projects.LOGRO-EUROPA is aimed at a group of 30 young people between the ages of 18 and 35 years old, in possession of a professional certificate through a VET course, obtained in any of the centers that make up the Consortium.The professional sectors to which the project is concerned are specifically:- Physic and sport activities- Administration and management- Agrarian- Graphic arts- Commerce and marketing- Electricity and electronics- Mechanical manufacturing- Food industries- ICTs- Installation and maintenance- Sociocultural and community servicesThe Consortium has identified the specific needs of young graduates in these professions:- Poor knowledge of a second language, which prevents them from dealing with the demands of the labour market.- Lack of experience or training in their field, making it impossible for young people to be competitive when applying for a job. - Lack of expertise (due to the aforementioned lack of experience). - Requirement for continuous adapting to new technologies (ICT).Based on the socio-economic context, to identified needs, professional sectors and the overall project objective, we have established the following objectives for LOGRO-EUROPA:- Encourage actions which look to acquire quality training and effective and specialized practice. - To combat the lack of connection between the worlds of business and education, and their respective needs, building bridges and synergies. - Provide participants with an opportunity to improve a second language with a stay abroad. - Ensure a better recognition of the competences acquired with a stay abroad.- To develop the participants' ability to entrepreneurship, to create more autonomous and sustainable societies. - Raise awareness among young people of the opportunities offered by new employment, which requires urgent demand for trained and skilled professionals. - Raising public awareness of the importance of international action to levels that contribute to local economic development and understanding of the new realities and cultures.- Contribute to the alignment of VET policies with strategies of development at local, regional, national or even European level.LOGRO-EUROPA plans stays for 30 young people, selected in accordance to a public and transparent process, to complete quality practical training in European companies for 3 months in Vienna (Austria), Rome (Italy), Lisbon (Portugal) and Derry (United Kingdom). In each of these cities, the Consortium has the support of a set of intermediaries and partners host companies that ensure project quality.Besides its own mobility, LOGRO-EUROPA offers as additional value comprehensive custom program employability pathways, making employment guidance services managed by local partners available to the participants upon their return.In short, the main results of LOGRO-EUROPA project will directly impact the participant (acquisition of professional experience at an international level, perfecting a foreign language and increasing competitiveness and opportunities in the job market) and indirectly in Logroño and the surrounding area, contributing to social and economic development in the area of operation.
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