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Erasmus + : KA1 - Youth Exchange - Programme Countries

Place: United Kingdom, London

Activity Dates: 06/11/2019 - 14/11/2019

Countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom, ,

Participants per country (incl. leaders): 5

Project Description:

This project is a result of a SALTO training course realized in October 2014. During the SALTO training issues such as unemployment, and especially youth unemployment that are a major concern all over the EU also self-development of soft skills to present themselves during job interviews and developing abilities to raise their chances of employment. Universities and schools are not being updated about the market trends and as a result the employability of youth is decreasing, even though their education is increasing. Employers are asking for experience and most young people lack this, but also lack the understanding of the skills and experiences they actually have from their various life learning activities. Young people need to have more self-esteem to handle better situations that arise in the workplace.
This youth exchange will look at the concept of employability and look at the various tools available to help youth to increase their employability. This includes developing soft skills and self-presentation techniques to better their self-esteem and quality for chances of employment. We hope that with the various workshops and activities the youth will gain the knowledge and the tools for them to understand the markets better and to increase their employability. We will look at issues like education, EVS, EURES, Europass and other EU tools and discuss these in details, sharing experiences with each other and giving a better understanding of how these work.
Many young people have an attitude that there is no employment opportunities left and as a result they sit back waiting for an opportunity to come to them, and as a result we blame the system for this and in the long run the youth are getting depressed and giving up hope.
We hope to give the understanding that there are many employment opportunities out there and it is our responsibility to go out and find the jobs. It is our responsibility to find the various incentives and tools available to us, in order to increase our employability and to create the employment opportunities we need.
The project participants are young people that face these issues above, living in countries that have a very high youth unemployment rate and the idea of the project is to give the participants the tools and knowledge to develop each of these abilities and talents and share them in their communities to increase their employability, to make the correct educational choices based on the market needs and help young people prepare better for different employment opportunities.
We will exchange good and bad practices from each country and put all the good practices together for formulate workshops and activities so that each of the partner organisations and other organisations can help more young people in these important and desperately needed areas.


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Testimonials

"Where do I belong?" Youth Exchange - Romania was one of the most beautiful and succesful experiences I have had so far. I feel truly grateful for each and every person, story and moment we shared. The knowledge gained, the learning outcomes and engagement of participants was inspiring. The quality of each national team stood out throughout the entire project as the group dynamic grew with each day. WDIB was yet another amazing chance to work close to OTI representatives, to absorb their know-how and to gain new skills, as the involvment of each participant was taken care of, offering a feeling of empowerment and involvement. On a logistical level, the organising was spot on and each impediment was solved in a natural way, as part of the learning process. The chemistry we, as facilitators, felt was impressive and it gave us even more reasons to feel like it is worth it to keep going and to make the change we wish to make. After participating in many Eramus + projects, I can truly say this was one of the very best. This gives me hope and excitement for what is yet to come. Where do I belong? Where people as beautiful as those on this project are :) Thank you, OTI!!!

Teo Sarbu from Romania - "Where Do I Belong"

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