THEY.EA: Towards Higher Employability of Youth
Towards Higher Employability of Youth, European Approach, a project on cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices in the field of youth employability
The unemployment of young people in Europe has reached alarming rates and fight against it has become one of the most important priorities not only for national government but also for the politicians on the EU level.
Towards Higher Employability of Youth, European Approach (THEY.EA) raises awareness about the European programmes and tools that can help the young people to find a job and to integrate to the labor market. The project is founded by ERASMUS +.
During the project, the partners from Czech Republic, Poland, Bulgaria, Italy and Spain will create educational programme that will cover the following topics:
- Available funding programmes, such Erasmus+, Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs, European Voluntary Service and others, and how to use the funding effectively.
- European tools for recognition of skills and qualification, as ECTS, ECVET, EuroPass, European Qualifications Framework and others, and how can these be effectively used.
- Open Educational Resources: where can they be found and used?
- Work mobility in the EU, such the EURES network, the rights connected to European citizenship and other aspects and how can the opportunities of the common labor market be used.
The target group of the project is young people and recently graduates willing to look at their situation with a wide perspective and include the European dimension to their life plans.
The results of the project are on the one hand the created intellectual outputs, on the other hand the impact of these outputs on the educational institutions and on the people involved in the educational activities. We expect impact on three groups of people:
- the people working in the supporting institutions – employees of labour offices, educational institutions etc.,
- young people looking for a job in the EU,
- the staff of the partner organisations.
These young people are at risk of unemployment and young people with fewer opportunities. In the Czech Republic the group of young people taking actively part in the project will be from the Bruntal region – one of the regions with the highest unemployment rate in the country.
In the project the best knowledge from each partner country will be collected and then put together in one output that will again be distributed to the partner countries and disseminated by the partners through all available channels. Every partner will work in tight connection to the target group they worked with and include the young people into the process of the creation of the intellectual outputs. There are six different partners from Czech Republic, Poland, Bulgaria, Italy and Spain.
The THEY.EA project combines the expertise of:
- ERA Evropská rozvojová agentura
- IRR Institut pro regionalni rozvoj
- ONECO Consulting
- NAMCB National Association of Municipal Clerks in Bulgaria
- IDZE Instytut dla yjednoczonej Europy
- CNIPA Puglia
You can follow the news of the project online here below or on the facebook page of the project.
A second meeting within the THEY. EA project – Towards Higher Employability of Youth European Approach was held in the Italian city of Lecce with the partner organisations from the Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Poland and Bulgaria.
Project THEY.EA launched successfully from EUDA_ERA
Currently the partners are working on creating the Intellectual outputs and they will meet together with the representatives of the target group to access the first results in December 2015 in Lecce, Italy.
Videos from the kick-off meeting can be found here:
During the project there will be 3 international project meetings. The kick-off meeting will take place in Bulgaria during the 1st month of the project. Each partner will be represented by 1 person.
The aim of the meeting is to make clear the objectives of the project and unify the approach used to creating the thematic sections of the curricula in order to get comparable results that can be merged in one comprehensive curricula of the educational programme.
After signing the grant agreement in June the project was officially launched on the 1st of August 2015. The first activity will be the kick-off meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria.