Enhance Youth Employment Through Youth Network Cooperation
Education is one of the most important aspects for the improvement of lives of young people around Europe, as education prepare them for the employability market. According to EUROSTAT, in February 2014, 5.3 million young persons were unemployed in the EU-28. Youth unemployment rates are generally much higher than unemployment rates for all ages, so this project wants to address one major aspects of this problem, discussing how innovative, non-formal methods used in youth work can contribute to increasing competences and employability skills of young people in Europe.
Description of the Activity and Methodology
The main activity was a training course organized with the purpose of preparing youth workers to become or to better prepare in the area of career advising and youth employability. As we showed above, the biggest unemployed category is made by youth. We find vital to straighten the career services for youth. During the training, the facilitator used a non-formal method of teaching based on: aquarium, peer work and team tasks, demonstration, presentations, lectures, orientation meeting, caffees, group discussions and bilateral discussions, case study, fieldworks, group presentations, workshop, individual work, project development techniques (brainstorming, problem analysis techniques, W-H questions, activity and strength analysis).