“Youth Employability Stimulators of Tomorrow” is a 8-day Mobility of Youth workers – Training course, organised by Youth Support Centre in Szklarska Poręba, Poland from 25th of January to 2nd of February 2017 that brings together 32 youth workers, youth leaders, trainers, staff of organisations from Poland, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Greece, Spain, Italy, Romania, Lithuania and Croatia.
Project explores the vicious cycle of unemployment, especially youth unemployment that leave millions of young people out of work, at risk of poverty, social exclusion and socio-economic marginalisation which undoubtedly negatively affects European societies and youth future. The project furthermore explores the current situation in European countries regarding unemployment and serve as international setting for mapping the socio-economic issues and consequences connected with it. In the same time, the project will discuss the need and explore the possibility of youth organisations to address this vital European issue by providing youth with knowledge, skills and attitudes through their work that can stimulate their employability or entrepreneurial spirit.
The project will promote youth entrepreneurship and improvement of youth’s employability skills through youth work and non-formal education while in the same time offer the chance to work on practical non-formal learning tools and activities that can increase young people’s chances to get employed or start their own business.
Participants of the project will create Toolbox for Youth Employability Stimulators consisted of non-formal learning tools (activities and methods) for working on youth unemployment, entrepreneurship and improving entrepreneurial and transversal skills of youth that can be used by them, their organisations or others.
The project will directly impact and be most beneficial for participants and partner organisation who will get improved or new competences, but also concrete tools and practices for stimulating youth employability and addressing in that way youth unemployment in their local communities. The Training course will also foster sustainable partnerships, support and strengthen capacities of partner organisations and contribute towards the employability of youth on local and international level.
The project methodology is participant-centred and based on various non-formal, experiential, creative methods and intercultural learning.
The project “Youth Employability Stimulators of Tomorrow” is funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union through the Key Action 1: Mobility of Youth workers and granted by the Polish National agency.