lunedì 23 settembre 2019

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Working together to inform about progress in combatting youth unemployment

The official launch of the Youth Employment Magazine is announced on the UN International Day of Friendship. Nearly 200 institutions from 26 European countries implementing projects financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway unite to share results of their initiatives aimed at combatting youth unemployment in Europe.

Launched on July 30, the Youth Employment Magazine ( will function as a content resource for all projects implemented under the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. Its editorial team consists of experts implementing the projects themselves, who are regularly developing materials about the progress and results of each project. The platform is established by the Fund Operator,a consortium of JCP Italy and Ecorys Polska.

The burning question for Europe

According to recent data shown in the Eurostat database1, (accessed in July 2019), approximately 15 million young people aged 20-34 were neither in employment, nor in education and training (NEET) in the EU-28 in 2018. In Italy and Greece, with the highest youth unemployment rate, more than a quarter of young people were out of the labour market. To promote sustainable and quality youth employment in Europe, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway launched in 2017 the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment amounting to 60 million euros. The 26 large-scale projects selected to receive funding are now implementing their initiatives that aim to help around 25 000 young people find a job or create new ones.

Vulnerable youth often fall outside the formal education and training systems as well as the ordinary labour market, and there is a great need for innovative solutions, transfer of good practice and impact studies on which interventions work and which do not. The 26 projects will develop, pilot or adopt almost 100 new approaches, methods and practices, underlining the innovative nature of the Fund for Youth Employment,” quoting Mrs Grethe Haugøy, Senior Sector Officer for Regional Funds and Global Fund for Social Dialogue and Decent Work at the Financial Mechanism Office, the Secretariat of the EEA and Norway Grants.

One platform beyond borders

Compared to other initiatives of the EEA and Norway Grants, the added value of the Fund for Youth Employment is its transnational focus. This is in line with the Europe 2020 strategy and the EU cohesion policy that takes account of the crucial role regions and cross-border cooperation play for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Although the range of the Fund is enormous (project consortia bring together 195 entities from various sectors covering their activities
in 26 countries), disseminating results at the level of countries where projects are implemented and the flow of information beyond bordersfaces significant challenges. This is the main reason why a common communication platform in the form of an online magazine is created. It is not accidental that the official launch of the "Youth Employment Magazine" falls on the UN International Day of Friendship, since consortia implementing projects remain in harmonised, constant relations with each other, sharing good practices and exchanging experiences.

Local activities, global information

The newly created magazine will aggregate content prepared by all projects: not only news about current achievements and information on their progress, but also longer substantive articles and various multimedia. Furthermore, the constantly updated calendar will allow the audience to follow all events organised by projects across Europe and the Donor States.

The online magazine will serve as a platform to inspire, connect and raise awareness among young people in Europe and will become an online hub for all the entities involved in the Fund,” said Raquel Torres Prol, Communication Officer for the Fund for Youth Employment at the Financial Mechanism Office, the Secretariat of the EEA and Norway Grants.

About the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment
  • 60.6 million in funding.
  • 3 donor countries – Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway.
  • Supporting 26 transnational projects that promote quality youth employment.
  • Intends in particular to reach the long-term unemployed in the age group 25-29, to be complementary to existing EU funding.

venerdì 22 febbraio 2019

#ProgettoCode >>> #CODEproject

#ProgettoCode >>> #CODEproject

Human Resources Development Agency – Ruse began work on project “CODE – Competence Opportunities for Digital Employment”.
The main project objective is to provide opportunities for quality employment to vulnerable young people at poverty risk such as orphans, that are out of social protection facilities at the age of 18 without any possibility to continue in high education or enroll for additional out – of - school courses due to financial reasons, children of working poor people, young people in rural areas, single parent young people, minority groups young graduates. The specific project objective is to develop and implement a training program for specialized digital competences, such as digital design, graphics, 3D animation, game design for these young people that otherwise cannot afford to obtain hi-tech knowledge due to restrictions coming from their financial situation. The project strives to achieve this through developing, equipment and piloting of the program with involvement of actors at different levels – business supporting organizations with focus on creative industries, organizations for psychological and social help and youth organizations.
For this purpose, the Human Resources Development Agency/HRDA/, that is the leading project partner, will purchase and equip an office for training of specific digital competencies such as graphic design, graphics, 3D animation and other computer competences. The HRDA team will coordinate with the other partners through a developed project management and implementation guidelines that will be provided to all project partners that will indicate the project management structure, internal and external communication strategies and guidelines, assistance in reporting, mitigation of possible risks and bottlenecks, procedures for follow-up and evaluation of project impact.
The other Bulgarian partner, Solutions Brief Therapy and Counselling Centre – Ruse, will create a platform for motivational and psychological help for vulnerable young people at poverty risk at the age between 18 and 29 in order to motivate them to enroll and take qualification courses. Solutions Centre has the specific task within the project to develop and incorporate in the trainings motivational modules and to develop also an online tool for motivation and psychological support which fit directly within its scope of activity and specialized expertise.
The project`s main result is a developed and piloted training program to boost target groups` access to acquiring specialized competences for employability and self – esteem as well as providing a new perspective to learning interactions and problem solving. The transnational nature of the project and its transferability approach and interdisciplinary penetration directly helps to increase the intensity of cooperation of key actors in the partner countries.
The project “CODE – Competence Opportunities for Digital Employment” is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants and Norway grants. 
The HRDA implements the projects together with 7 beneficiary partners:
The total amount of the project is 2 314 015 euro and the project duration is 3 years.




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