”You(th) work in Youth Guarantee”
Start date: May 1, 2015,
End date: Feb 29, 2016
The Youth Guarantee is one of the most essential tool in that moment in order to fulfil the objectives of European Youth Strategy „Investing and empowering young people” regarding to field of action „Employment and entrepreneurship. Youth Guarantee is established in each EU countries by the states in cooperation with non – governmental organisations. Youth organisations can be involved in different phases of the Youth Guarantee e.g. provide mentoring for young people in the process, being a practise place for employment, organising innovative projects, workshops, youth activities, etc. where young people in NEET can be motivated to be involved and exploring their talents, developing and improving their needed competences through creative non – formal educational methods. Mostly first youth workers have the biggest chance to meet young people who are not in education, not in employment and not in training. So their responsibility is to catch the motivation of young people in NEET, encourage them to participate in innovative and creative youth activities based on their interests and needs. During this process the main aim of a youth worker can be to give enough empowerment for young people in order to enter Youth Guarantee. Of course, depends on different adaptions of Youth Guarantee in different countries that how youth NGOs can be involved then in the phases of Youth Guarantee. How Youth Guarantee can adopt the different creative and innovative non – formal educational methods what youth civil organisations can provide and use successfully with young people in different countries in order to achieve the objectives of European Youth Strategy. So the overall aim of this seminar was to get acquainted with the different implementation strategies of Youth Guarantee in the participated countries, its challenges and best practices and how these can support to achieve the objectives of European Youth Strategy “Investing and empowering young people” with special focus on fields of actions “Employment and Entrepreneurship” and “Creativity and Culture”. As civil youth organisations and youth workers how we can cooperate with other sectors as governmental and business sectors within Youth Guarantee in order to provide possibility for young people in NEET to benefit the most from it. To explore and share creative and innovative non – formal educational methods of youth work as targeting young people in NEET in order to achieve the objectives of field of action “Employment and Entrepreneurship” and “Creativity and Culture” of European Youth Strategy and how these methods can be integrated in the different phases of Youth Guarantee. To initiate local and international youth projects in order to motivate and involve young people in NEET into Youth Guarantee in local level and into KA1 Mobility projects for young people and youth workers in international level. 38 youth workers, youth leaders participated in our seminar who have vast experience of youth work regarding to our themes as culture, creativity, employment and entrepreneurship and willing to share, adapt, improve for the sake of young people in NEET within Youth Guarantee. We applied for one project which include only one activity entitled ”You(th) work in Youth Guarantee” - seminar on creative and innovative non – formal educational youth work methods on creativity, culture, employment and entrepreneurship regarding to the different phases of Youth Guarantee along with the objectives of European Youth Strategy at 2-10 October 2015 , Sfantu Georghe, Romania. The seminar was based on creative and innovative non – formal educational methods with special focus on creativity, culture, employment and entrepreneurship. Experienced trainers were facilitating the learning process of participants and provided space for learning theories, put theories into practice, facilitate research, conduct learning process and support to identify learning outcomes. The programme was built up according to the needs and expectations of partner organisations and the main organisational aim is to use the methods at home and foster the outcomes into European level. Our participants were experienced youth workers directly working with young people with fewer opportunities, having experience working with young people in NEET and willing to share, explore and invent creative and innovative youth work methods which can be integrated into Youth Guarantee along with the objectives of fields of actions “Creativity and Culture” and “Employment and entrepreneurship” of European Youth Strategy “Investing and empowering young people”.
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