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Start date: May 1, 2015, End date: Oct 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project « STEP I » is an EVS short-term project that combines the hosting of four and sending of twelve youngsters (18 -30 years) with fewer opportunities for two months durations within Pistes-Solidaires and to five partner organizations in Italy, Romania, Hungary, Latvia and Portugal. The main activities of this project relate to the field of educational activities in a broad sense, which confers harmony and a significant coherence on the overall project « STEP I ». The participants with fewer opportunities will be helped to carry out tasks dealing with a better knowledge of Europe in various types of local structures according to the host organisations’ possibilities, thus meeting with different members of the public e.g. children, young people and seniors. These activities will borrow their methodology from active methods and non-formal education. We thus aspire to meet the needs expressed by our local partners (local missions 64 and 40, Employment services…) through several objectives: 1. To allow all young people, particularly the NEET ('Not in Education, Employment nor Training') to participate in a European mobility project. 2. To develop mobility education with a target group who faces multiple barriers to mobility. 3. To help young people with specific needs to acquire transversal key skills called "soft skills" reusable afterwards in order to increase their chances to access the European labour market. 4. To develop and reinforce our partnership with the local authorities that work with the youngsters while drawing upon our existing network of organisations specialising in helping disadvantaged youth such as the “missions’ locales” of the French departments 64 and 40. « STEP I » is also an educational process for the development of competences which puts the emphasis on learning (learning to be and how to live together) and which is based on an integrated approach to the volunteers learning evaluation thanks to a tool and a method developed by Pistes-Solidaires, the Comp-Pass.
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