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Start date: Feb 1, 2015, End date: Mar 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project No AIM, no GAIN aimed at developing, piloting and implementing coaching methodology based on free web-based platform for distant coaching of young people in the last years of their formal high-school education available at The platform allows councelling by professional coach as well as individual work with the platform resources to assist young people discover their human potential, individual talents, strengths and inclinations in order to make an informed choice about their future professional development. The project was implemented by a consortium of three different type of partners - Educational Cooperation Foundation (Bulgarian NGO), RVB Consulting (French private company) and Lodz Centre of Teacher Training and Vocational Education (Polish public institution). Objectives pursued by the project were directed towards two target groups: carrier consultants equipped with efficient and innovative methodology and skills in bridging the gap between students' formal high-school education and future career development and young people who are assisted in making an informed choice about their future professional development tailor-made to their individual talents, strengths and inclinations. Direct target group of the project are 30 career consultants from the partner countries, that were trained in working with the new coaching methodology and the web-based platform as well as 187 students (61 in Bulgaria, 57 in France and 69 in Poland (originally planned 135 students) aged 17 to 19 years from the three partner countries, who were counselled in the framework of the piloting of the new platform. Project stakeholders, HR specialists, school psychologists, career counselors and advisors, schools, other education institutions and organisations, youth centres, learning and study centres, the young people at large as well as parents organisations are included in the extended target group of the project. Project activities included development of coaching methodology for training of career consultants and distance coaching interactive web-based, open-source platform available at 30 career consultants were trained on the new methodology and how to use the new platform for coaching of young people. Pilot coaching of 187 youngsters was conducted.Three Transnational partners meetings were held as well as dissemination event in Sofia, Bulgaria to promote the intellectual output that was elaborated as project result. The main outcome of the project is a web-based coaching platform for young school graduates under the moto Discover your human potential before you set on a career path. The resources on the platform are available to career consultants, coaches and young people to be used for free. The project developed and transferred innovative practices between the three participating countries thereby fostering cooperation in youth work and non-formal learning for young people. No AIM, no GAIN promotes young people's social inclusion and well-being, notably through tackling the issue of youth unemployment by developing transversal skills, using innovative approaches and enhancing ICT uptake in youth work, supporting access to open educational resources in the youth field and ICT-based training and assessment practices. The elaboration of free open source coaching platform available in three European languages is an innovative contribution on European level. Motivating pro-active self-estimation and responsible behavior, the platform popularization and use reduces the existing gap between the formal education and the labour market while equipping the youth in Bulgaria, Poland and France with practical solutions for personal development and career planning. The project raises awareness among youngsters, parents, teachers and society as a whole about the importance of personal decisions and self-estimation on career and educational trucks. The No Aim No Gain team achievements were widely recognized by awarding the project with a price for quality at the Erazmus plus National Valorization Conference on December 10th 2015 in Sofia and was included in the 100-Enlightenment-Best-Practices of career counselling and guidance activities in the frames of Prometheus project, 2014-1-BG01-KA204-001560.
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