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"Ouvrez le champ des possibles : Oz a Zot !"
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Reunion Island, a French overseas department located in Indian Ocean, off Madagascar, presents a very specific situation with alarming statistics concerning employment. For four years, the unemployment rate has been at 29%, which represents 59% of the young people aged between 18 and 25 years old. The geographic isolation of the island imposes a certain degree of mobility the young people from Reunion. Our professional training center is aimed at opening the range of opportunities for this target group. Most of young people are under skilled which means that we must be innovative in providing alternative training solutions, through non-formal education, based on experience and hands-on learning. But here on the island, mobility is not easy to organize. The aims of the project are : - to provide to young people from the island an opportunity of mobility to discover new horizons - to nurture an open-mind and curiosity which are needed for the job market, here or elsewhere - to improve their linguistic skills, which are vital for the tourism industry on the island - to gain experience in the sector as part of a vocational validation project to strengthen their skills. The project called "Ouvrir le champ des possibles, Oz a Zot !", offers to 30 unemployed young people from Reunion, aged between 18 and 25 years old, the opportunity to be trained via an internship in a European firm (Spanish, Italian, Irish or British) for 3 months. The project caters for a linguistic preparation, intercultural workshops and vocational issues before departure. The project also caters for a follow up after the mobility to increase the value of this experience. The expected impacts, in addition to the advantages for the participants, are to promote the European mobility as a tool for integration and to foster our organisation in the field of mobility and to thus develop new projects.
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