Up And Out
Start date: Dec 1, 2016,
End date: Nov 30, 2017
Looking at the current situation with youth unemployment and the educations paths of young people, this project will take a look at the labour market from the perspective labour markets. At the moment most young people study something which they believe they will like, or that their parents have encouraged them to study and after their university they are simply another statistic behind the unemployment line. The idea is to create a blueprint of the correct procedures from education to employment allowing the young people to understand the labour market, its needs and how they need to conform to them, while still following their passions and likes in the employment fields.The objective on the exchange is to give young people the tools to research and understand the labour markets so that they can make the correct educational choices so that they can fit into the labour market needs and thus empower young people with the knowledge and skills to overcome unemployment. We will also look at the skills of young people based on their education and soft skills as well and see how they can take these and increase their employability.The main issues addressed in this project are the attitudes of young people with regard to their expectation from education and the educational facilities. We have discovered that many young people believe it is the responsibility of the facility, the system and even the government to prepare people for the labour market, thus showing a gap somewhere. We aim to look into this and see how the partners of this project can build connections between youth and the labour market while still involving educational institutions so that you can have a more successful flow of young people from education to the workplace. The profile of the participants is vital for this project and we will select the participants best for the project but at the same time giving priority to those who are disadvantages.In order to achieve these goals, the activities foreseen for the project are important. As the topic is significant to all the participants we anticipate that all the participants will be extremely active in the project offering as much as they can but also taking back as much as possible. Discussions and debates will give the youth a different perspective of the problems and perhaps even new methods of addressing these problems. Workshops will be designed to maintain a European dimension as all groups will be made up of at least one person from each country allowing for cultural learning during the workshops. Workshops are designed around the various subjects allowing the different youth to discuss the issues and work together to solve problems and share experiences.Role playing will also be used to allow the participants to get another perspective of different problems. This has proven to be very successful as it allows for the youth to see common problems from the viewer’s point of view rather than the actor. This also allows for innovative ways showing problems.Simulations are also done during the project, allowing people to take on roles which are opposite to their real roles. During the simulations the participants will take on roles to re-enact a real situation based on events and problems in the real world. The participants will work together in their different roles to solve problems and to find solutions to these problems. Important here is that the participants take on random roles which add additional learning tools as they need to think and act as the person they are simulating. Using all the above tools and methodologies the youth learn through fun activities which are real, but are within a safe environment allowing them to learn from each other, make mistakes which can be corrected through discussions and not put themselves at risk. In real life when making these choices the results could be destructive but these activities simulate reality and allow for learning in a safe and secure environment.They will also be able to discuss and evaluate problems with their peers and help them by giving them guidance and support when it is needed. We hope that the information gained during this project is shared within all the communities and especially with the youth of these communities so that more youth can increase their employability in each of the partner communities.In addition to learning about the problems the youth will also exchange cultures and traditions and learn about the different cultures from the different countries allowing for better understanding of each other and therefore creating a more unified EU, fighting xenophobia and also discrimination.
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