Nowadays, youth unemployment is a hot topic that everyone is talking and working on to lower the statistics, however, people forget that some of the reasons why young people are unemployed are because they have not got the opportunity to learn and improve the soft skills that many employers are looking for in the applicants, in the the past few years, and in addition to compare and take benefit of the 8 New Competences of the Youthpass. In our partner's organisation and in the general community, they recognize that this lack of opportunities is a big influence on youngsters' daily choices, which many times, bring them to a point where they fee depressed.
The youth exchange wants to connect the topic of Youth Unemployment with mental health, as we acknowledge that this is an important factor in the process of going through their adolescence with all the choices they have to make and changes they have to adapt.
Our society is not keeping up with the new generations and many times families and friends tend to put a lot of pressure on the teenagers who are finishing or finished high-school and are not sure what to do next.
The aim of these Youth Exchange is to provide guidance to young people who are lost in this pressured period and do not know where to start by showing them all the opportunities that the European Union has for them and also capacitate them with tools in order for them to understand how they can transform their interest into goals for the future and end it with a group of teenagers who are prepared to face their future decisions, from a psychological and practical perspective.
The first activity, the advanced planning visit (APV), will involve youth leaders/facilitators and one participant from each partner organization. Youth leaders will be basically youth workers and volunteers from partners directly and actively involved and committed within the organizations and therefore able to share the gained knowledge and skills and the experience undertaken within the project with their peers and colleagues. Most of the youth leaders and facilitators will be aged between 25 and 30 and will also have previous experiences with non-formal education. Young participants will be the pre-selected participants for the Youth Exchange - Activity 2 - and their age should among 18 and 21 years old.
We are looking for two participants to participate in both APV and youth exchange. One of them will be the leader (25-30 years old) and the other one will be a participants (18-21)
Accommodation and food is fully covered by the programme and 530 euros for traveling cost.
Please read carefully the infopack
If you are interested please fill up the Application-Form until 15/03