by Cristian Florescu

22 – 30 SEPTEMBER 2019

You(th) Ready for Tomorrow – The Project

The 2014 Global Risks Report highlighted the risk that the global financial crisis would create a “lost generation”. It pointed to youth unemployment as a corrosive legacy, with the capacity to hinder young people’s integration into traditional patterns of economic life, such as earning, saving and building careers. Among the specific issues raised were long-term unemployment; low-quality, parttime and temporary employment; weak links between education and work; the impact of demographic change and migration; and increasing pressures on social protection systems.
The most recent EU Youth Reports indicated that sadly more than 13 millions of youth (15 – 29) all over the Europe are not in Employment, Education and Training (NEET). The trend show a constant increasing but at the same time public Institutions in most part all over Europe seems to not be able to carry out specific and strategic actions to face this situation. The Paris Declaration 2015 acknowledges that youth represent the future and that the work done to build on youth’s sense of initiative and participation must be collective and reinforces the need for immediate action. According to Trading Economics, Youth Unemployment Rate in European Union decreased to a still very high 14.90 percent in December from 15.20 percent in November of 2018. Youth Unemployment Rate in Moldova was calculates to 6 percent in the third quarter of 2018 while, the unemployment rate in Azerbaijan in 2017 was 5 percent, but among young people aged 15-24 – 12.9 percent. At the same time, Youth Unemployment Rate in Georgia decreased to 27.10 percent in 2017 from 30 percent in 2016 and youth Unemployment Rate in Turkey increased to 22.30 percent in October from 21.60 percent in September of 2018. In Romania, Youth Unemployment Rate remained unchanged at 16.20 percent now from 16.20 percent in August of 2018.
All the numbers above, set a very complex setting for youth in the next period. As one of Eu”s central target public for its policies, youth still remains in great risk of exclusion – economically, socially, professionally speaking.
In this context, a program such E+ counters the negative setting and offers opportunities and solutions. Having in mind The Youth Strategy adopted in November 2018 which focuses on three core areas of action, around the three words: Engage Connect Empower, we have created this project to respond also to the Program priorities and objectives: building employability of young
people and their social inclusion, fostering youth participation in democratic life and supporting social and civic engagement while aiming to ensure that young people have the necessary resources to take part in society.
You(th) Ready for Tomorrow has set the following objectives:

  • Increase knowledge and understanding about International Labour Standards on employment promotion, discrimination, while applying to an open position or during the work for 30 young people. Labour, health and social rights among young people and how to react in case of abusing their rights
  • Support 30 young people in personal development by the acquisition of necessary competencies (writing a motivation letter, preparing a CV, searching and applying for a job, etc), which are needed to make a smooth gradual transition to the labour market, education or training
  • To increase the knowledge of 30 participants about the youth guarantee and Eures – the European job mobility portal
  • Raise awareness among 30 young people about the variety of opportunities for study, training and employment (support programmes, EVS, Erasmus for young entrepreneurs, etc)
  • Enhance employability and improve career prospects of 30 young people, especially for those coming from the disadvantaged groups that are at the highest risk of unemployment.
  • Promote Erasmus+ programme and non-formal education as means to further develop youth on a personal and professional level.
  • To increase the knowledge of 30 participants about the youth guarantee and Eures – the European job mobility portal
  • The projects follow the national guidelines as well and the national youth strategy fostering youth social inclusion, mainly of youth at risk as each group will have at least one pax in a risk situation.
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