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Strengthening Employability through the Youth Work
Start date: Jun 3, 2015, End date: Mar 2, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Activity: Seminar KA1 Project Title: “Strengthening Employability through the Youth Work" Venue: Salerno (SA) - Italy Duration: 21/09/2015 - 25/09/2015 Countries: Serbia, Portugal, Albania, Latvia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Ukraine, Georgia, Hungary, France, Cyprus, Turkey, Greece, Kosovo, Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic Applicant: SalernoEuropa (Italia) Number of Participants: 44 Participants' profile: youth workers, representatives of youth organizations, project managers, project coordinators, trainers, volunteers, social workers. The seminar intends to examinate the role of the youth organizations related to the field of youth employability. The participants will have the opportunity to discuss, share their experiences and good practices about youth empowerment. Moreover, they will analyze the connection between the youth work and the employability. The project intend to achieve the following objectives: - Identify the role of the youth organizations to face youth unemployment, examining the strength and the weakness of their actions; - Analyze the practices adopted in the youth field which have a direct/indirect impact on the employability, enhancing the opportunities for youth access into the labour market; - Understand the opportunities for youth organizations raised by the European programs 2014-2020, especially regarding the improvement of the key competences for the youth through the non-formal and informal approach; - Define the new challenges of the youth workers and the new opportunities of cooperation with other sectors in order to improve a better impact on youth employability. As result of the project, the partners will create an Handbook which will contain the most relevant topics, reflections and practices arisen during the seminar. The participants will be encouraged to share their best practices and experiences, in order to improve the quality of their daily activities addressed to the youth, especially to those with fewer opportunities. Moreover, the organisations will have a chance to develop new ideas for future initiatives to set up at local, national and European level. Methodologies: Ice-breaking and team building activities, workshops; focus groups; world café; team work; pitch; case study; brainstorming; open space technology.
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