Nowadays, youth unemployment is a hot topic that everyone is talking about and working on to lower the statistics, however, people forget that some of the reasons why young people are unemployed are because they haven't got the opportunity to learn and improve their soft skills that many employers are looking for in the applicants, in the past few years, and in addition to compare and take benefit of the 8 New Competences of the Youthpass.
In our organization and in the general community, we recognize that this lack of opportunities is a big influence on youngsters' daily choices, which many times, bring them to a point where they feel depressed. We want 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 riot 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 aren't sure what they want to do next.
Th association Movimento Juvenil em Olhão uses the abbreviation MOJU. It was founded on 16th of October 2007 in Olhão, Portugal. MOJU is a non-profit association that works on a local level, independent from political, syndicalism or religious affiliation.
What is the goal?
The aim of this Youth Exchange is to provide guidance to young people who are lost in this pressured period and don't 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 to understand how they can transform their interests 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.
For this project, each sending organization should send one youth leader (aged 25-30) and four participant (aged 15-20). We are looking for NEETS - young people not in Education, Employment, or Training, who wish to acquire the soft skills necessary for a successful job search and career-building path. ENROLMENT Enrolment is open until November ist. Follow the link to the enrolment form.
Accommodation and travel
Oceanoasis Hostel, Olhão- Portugal
The participants will be accommodated in rooms, divided by gender. The facility has shampoo, shower gel, soap, towels and bedding for our participants.
Travel tickets are covered by the project organizers.
APV Meeting: 12-15 November 2021.
Time of Youth Exchange: 7-14th December 2021.
We are currently looking for 4 participants (15-20 years old) + 1 group leader.
Find out more about the meeting and project here.
How to apply?
Click on this link.