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PATH TO A JOB. Youth inclusion through employability.

Project funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

 

PROJECT CONTEXT.

The single biggest crisis facing the European Union is youth unemployment.

High rates of youth unemployment and young school leavers show the need for implementing projects which launch reflection and experimentation actions designed to improve quality and innovation in youth workers’ approaches to unemployment.

 

DATA

Dropouts: EU28 average (12.7% in 2012). Spain (24.9%); Italy (17.6%); United Kingdom (13.5%)

Youth unemployment: EU28 average (23%). Italy (35.3%); Spain (53.2%); UK (21%) (Eurostat).

 

OBJECTIVES AND ACTIVITIES

General aims:

To promote a strategic partnership between 4 European organisations in order to foster the inclusion and employability of young people, ( aged between 17 and 24 years), with fewer opportunities. We will achieve this through a comprehensive social intervention at personal, family and social level in their path to a job.

Specific objectives:

  1. To share innovative good practices in youth workers’ approaches to unemployment, especially for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
    • Activity: Development of a database.
  2. To improve the skills and competences of youth workers, especially digital competences, so that they will be able to offer a high quality support to disadvantaged young people in their job seeking.
    • Activities: Training activities in ICT for youth workers and the development of ICT-based resources for cooperation and communication (portal web).
  3. To develop a comprehensive approach (methodology) to support young people with fewer opportunities in their path to a job by involving young people, youth workers, families, companies and other stakeholders.
    • Activities: Local working groups, methodological guide.
  4. To empower disadvantaged young people in their path to a job as well as promoting meetings and reflection spaces with stakeholders (companies, public administrations and policy-makers) and other European young people (virtual mobility).
    • Activities: local events and virtual mobility.
  5. To improve the international capacity of participating organisations by adding European value to their experiences, guidance and job placement programmes for young people with fewer opportunities. They will achieve this through joint work with organisations in other European countries, the use of European tools for dissemination (Dissemination platform Erasmus+), the recognition of learning outcomes (Europass) and the implementation of the following intellectual outputs (digital, under Creative Commons license and in different languages):
    1. Database: Innovative good practices about youth inclusion through employability.
    2. Comprehensive methodology for the accompaniment of young people with fewer opportunities in their path to a job.
    3. Web portal: Path to a job.