Youth Employment Action!
Start date: Jun 1, 2016,
End date: Mar 31, 2017
The EU Employment and Social Situation, as well the labor market situation remains very difficult for young people under the age of 25, with an unemployment rate of 21.4% by November 2015, while employment growth benefits mainly older workers age 55 to 64. Young people remain hit by underemployment and feel discouraged to look for work and when it's about Roma youngsters the figures are even bigger.To support the transition from school to work, the Commission has proposed Country Specific Recommendations to its Members on improving public employment services, education and training, boosting apprenticeships, and urgently implementing the Youth Guarantee which is a new approach to tackling youth unemployment.What we noticed is the fact that in many cases even if the youngsters get a job they quit after some time, because they don’t like what they are doing and if you ask them what they want to do, they would tell that they want a job, but not knowing what kind of job.After a broad consultation with our partners we decided for the project Youth Employment Action to tackle the problem of youth employment from two sides at the same time, like two complementary activities:The institutional side: To improve the experience and knowledge of the youth workers, social workers and other types of staff that work with youngsters in the employment and career guidance sector;The beneficiary side: To give opportunities to youngsters to experience and discover what it means to have a certain career, to help them decide which is the right way for them from a early stage (14-19 years old); and at the same time to help them face an interview and help them to present their competencies in the best possible way (20-30 years old).The main objective we want to address with this project is the youth unemployment.The general objectives are:- To develop the cooperation between 10 youth NGO’s from 10 countries- To understand better the situation of youth unemployment in Europe- To develop the cooperation and youth participation to fight unemployment between youngsters- To promote non-formal education and practical life learning for 150 young people- To promote tolerance and understanding between 150 youngstersOur project objectives are:For the training:1. To increase the capacity of 30 youth workers, social workers and volunteers of the 10 partner NGO’s in counseling and guiding youngsters to choose a career or get a job2. To increase the knowledge of 30 participants in how to use Life Acting Role Play(LARP) in preparing youngsters to search a job and prepare for the interview3. To increase the knowledge of 30 participants about the European dimension of employment, the European employment policy 4. To increase the knowledge of 30 participants about youth guarantee and about Eures – the European job mobility portal For the first youth exchange:1. To increase the capacity of 30 youth workers, social workers and volunteers of the 10 partner NGO’s in counseling and guiding youngsters to choose a career 2. To offer the possibility for 60 youngsters to find out more practical things about what are the characteristics of the jobs they can choose as a career in the future3. To offer the opportunity to 60 youngsters to live in an intercultural environment4. To offer the opportunity to 60 youngsters to understand more how the choose which they make about their study will influence their life in the future and the society5. To offer the opportunity to 60 youngsters to find out more about the opportunities offered by Erasmus plus and other European programs to study and build a career abroadFor the second youth exchange:1. To increase the capacity of 30 youth workers, social workers and volunteers in counseling and guiding youngsters to face an interview, chose and get a job 2. To offer the possibility to 60 youngsters to find out more about how to face an interview, how to make a CV and a motivation letter 3. To offer the opportunity to 60 youngsters to live in an intercultural environment 4. To increase the knowledge of the 60 participants about Erasmus plus and EURES5. To offer the possibility to 60 youngsters to learn more about LARP, to practice it and use it to prepare them self’s for an job interviewWe address the following issues:- lack of information of the youth workers and social workers which give counseling or advice youngsters to get a job or choose a career about their national employment policies, about Eures, the youth guarantee and about different non-formal methods which can be used - The fact that a big majority of the high school students are choosing the new step in life, university study, whit out knowing what job they will do or what mean to have a certain job - The fact that a lot of youngsters which already graduated university or which are studying and want to get a job don’t know how to present themselves to an interview or how to make a CV or prepare a motivation letter
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