Start date: Jun 1, 2016,
End date: Nov 30, 2016
The future of Europe depends upon millions of Europeans aged between 15 and 29. It is a matter of great concern that this young people have been hit so hard by the economic crisis. The unemployment figures testify to a labour market which is gradually becoming more difficult for young people. Nowadays, one out of six young people in Europe encounter the risk of disengagement from society and marginalization. One of the most vulnerable groups in the context of youth unemployment is that of young people who are Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET). In such circumstances, NEET might find useful to concentrate on the notions of self – esteem and self-awareness, thus achieving to regainself – confidence in order to be encouraged to act as full member of the societies. In this way, NEET will be endowed with all the appropriate skills and tools which will eventually allow them to enter the world of labour. Respectively, it is equally important that the staff which is responsible for delivering employability support for youth, such as youth workers and career counsellors, must also maintain profiles and skills suited to step in and provide the most appropriate support to this category of youth. From this point of view,youth workers dealing with NEET must be fully-educated to invent, use and adapt creative and innovative non – formal educational methods, tools and techniques which can provide opportunities for competence development.Therefore, by equipping youth workers with the necessary educational tools, they will be capable to offer voluntary activities which will help NEET to make the first step, either for employment or education/training. Putting all this together, this training aims at providing youth workers with useful, non-formal educational tools that are essential for analyzing the reality of youth, whilst simultaneously empowering young people in their communities to convert their talents/potentials into opportunities. Accordingly, the main educational objectives for youth workers are:- To equip those involved with 'NEET youth work ' with necessary skills and competencies in order to be capable to support this vulnerable group in a more effective way.- To experience motivational techniques and NFE workshops that help young people to express theirselves by various means in order to pave the way to employability or further education.-Through coaching and NFE workshops, youth workers are expected to obtain the ability to facilitate NEET in making an overall analysis of their current state (by focusing on both the Internal and external factors), thus enabling them to apply techniques that will ultimately improve their situation. The above target will also be accomplished through the development of their strengths and the utilization of local or EU opportunities.- To learn NFE tools based on presentation, reflection, experimentation, creation and observation that are suitable for providing special support to NEET, thus enabling them to understand their needs in order to be capable to fulfill their dreams (by overcoming life obstacles).The main objectives for the youth workers’ training are:-To develop a sustainable network among youth organisations which are being associated with NEET within EU and create stronger partnerships for future projects in the European context.- To co-develop or share innovative models of intervention methods , tools or programs that are suitable to support this vulnerable target group, such as ‘video CV’ presentations and the e-guide for EU NEET’.The international training course ‘NO ‘NEET’ ’ will be hosted in Larnaca by ‘Citizens in Power’ from 11/09/2016 until 17/09/2016 in cooperation with partner organizations from . Each of the above organizations will be represented by 2 participants.
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