Erasmus+: KA1 - Mobility of Youth Workers - Programme Countries

Place: United Kingdom

Dates: 05/01/2016 - 13/01/2016

We have seen that we have a large amount of young people who have completed their studies and find themselves unemployed with little chance of finding employment in the near future.  Most of our youth blame this on the crisis but is this entirely true? 

Our training course will look at how our youth address the question of education and the choices they make.  Are they studying simply to get a degree?  Are they studying what they want or what their parents tell them to study?  Have they researched their market well enough before going to study or selecting the study path? 

We will work with youth workers and educators during this training course to help them gain the tools needed to assist our youth to make more informed decisions when it comes to education so that they have a greater chance of finding employment after they complete their studies. 

We will learn from each other’s experiences and share good and bad practices with each other so that we can offer our youth better knowledge and options for their future.
This training course will look at different tools available to help young people understand labour market trends, ways to tweak their educational choices or skills to fit into the labour market needs, and explore the advantages and dangers associated with cross border employment. 

The main objective is to identify the common problems and mistakes in each of the partner countries and find ways to give youth workers, organisations active in youth work and youth the tools to be more prepared for the labour market before they embark on their educational journey. 

Focus is also given on those who have completed their studies already and now need to adopt their education or their skills to fit into the demands of the labour markets so that they have a greater chance of employment.


The project also covers a topic of illegal migration of young people in the hope to find employment and addresses the dangers associated with this in the hope to help young people understand these dangers and also to explore their options in their own country before considering a legal way to migrate to another country.

 

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1. YouthNess

2. Explore Your Chances 

3. The Success Story

4. YouZine

5. Be Employable

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission (Erasmus + Programme).

This publication article reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Testimonials

Where Do I Belong…………………...

A great question. A question that most of us have asked our self’s, our friend everyone.

Do we have an answer though, is it possible?

Well in Romania during the course of this Youth Exchange we tried and we tried hard. For me personally I kind of know how to answer this question to myself now. And for me the answer is ‘’everywhere’’. 

And why is that because in this amazing project I learn some valuable lessons. Lessons about discriminations lessons about stereotypes. I had the chance to be in the shoes of an immigrant trying to find asylum or in the shoes of a nationalist extremist activist, that gave me the ability to understand stuff to see the world through a different eye and to realize that everything is A MATER OF PERSPECTIVE. And that perspective led me to my answer. 

WDIB was an amazing project for me one of the best I attended or probably the best. The OTI team as always was amazing with the workshops and the OTI Romania team was spot on everything through accommodation (on that lovely small and homey hotel with good food) through general organization of the entire project. An amazing team that was always there to support each and every one of us with all our needs. 

I am really grateful I took part to this magnificent project not only because I get to learn all the stuff I did but because I had the chance to mix and meet lots of new people, but I also had the blessing to make new true friends. Friends that I will cherish for the whole of my life .

Until we meet again all 

Antreas Mr.Big Antreou from Cyprus

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