About the project

1. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
 

The overall aim of the project is to develop the model of empowerment of young people (especially NEETs) though development of employability skills on the international and local level.

The specific objectives of the project are strictly connected to the implementation of the overall aim and are the following:

Specific objective 1: to improve the expertise of the partnership, to enable them to work with NEETs more efficiently

The project target a group of youth workers who through the participation in the training will share the best practices and develop the common strategy of empowering NEETs via volunteering.

Specific objective 2: Support unemployed young people and NEETs, and particularly those in long-term unemployment to build competencies that will give them better chances to be included in the labour market;

The project’s main target group are 19 unemployed young people who will participate in EVS, and at least 20 young people per partner country who will benefit from local training. The expected change within this group is gaining experience-based learning to be transformed to competencies which will increase their chances to find a job and break out the circle of long-term unemployment and discouragement. Some of these competencies include intercultural learning, foreign language, team-work, sense of responsibility, learning to learn, etc.

Specific objective 3: To develop the methodological framework and tools to support development of the employability skills of young people.

At the transversal topic of the project are the employability competences, and partnership will work on their development directly with young people, the methodological framework will be created. Since it is still quite new approach in the European Youth work we tend to create the video tutorials, that will disseminate the concept and tools to the wide European public.

Specific objective 4: Enhance active citizenship on local and global level within a group of traditionally passive (long-term) unemployed young people;

The competencies that the main target group of young people will gain are not just limited to labour market requirements. Through its global dimension and its methodological approach, the project also strives to support a sense of active citizenship. The project will support building sensitivity and awareness on global and development issues. As a result, the direct target group are expected to come closer to the idea of global citizen active both on local and global level.

Specific objective 5: To contribute to improvements of the system or learning recognition within the Learning mobility

The project will be a platform for using and testing two tools that supports the recognition of learning – Unique Learning Badges and Portfolio on Employability skills. By introducing those tools into the project we will test them, that will allow the future improvements, and ensure the further visibility and dissemination of the tools, and of the need of recognition.

2. PARTNERS

• Cazalla Intercultural, Spain www.cazalla-intercultural.org

• CAT, Poland, fundacja-cat.pl

• Pistes Solidaires, France, www.pistes-solidaires.fr

• VIN Nepal, https://www.volunteersinitiativenepal.org/

• Volunteer Spirit Association, http://volunteerspirit.or.th

• RUCHI, India, http://www.ruchi.org.in/

Project results

How to work on employability skills of young people - practical tips

This is the third and last video tutorial on employability skills developed within the project CHARGER - fighting young unemployment by developing employability skills. From this video you will learn different practices and tips shared by youth workers dealing with employability skills on the daily basis.

9 employability skills described

This is the second video out of 3 video tutorials on employability skills developed within the project CHARGER - fighting young unemployment by developing employability skills. With this video you will learn the types of employability skills with their definitions.

What are the employ-ability skills?

Video Tutorials on employability skills are designed to support youth workers to understand concepts and give them some tips how to work those skills with young people. VIDEO 1: What are the employ-ability skills? From this video you will learn the definitions on the employ-ability skills, and the role that youth work has. about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

Workshop descriptions in polish

Publication developed by the polish partner CAT, with the different workshop scenarios that can be used supporting young people in their development of employability skills. This publication was distributed in schools.

Video from the Kick Off Meeting

The Kick off meeting took place in Nepal and partners met in order to create the good base for the project.

Dissemination Event in Nepal

Beautiful video that shows us not only the dissemination event, but the whole context of youth in Nepal and the issue of the unemployment.

What dreams are made of?

What Dreams Are Made Of? Polish partner of th project, fundacja CAT has developed the magazine with the stories from the EVS volunteers involved in the project. The stories are in English and you can discover more what the volunteers has learnt and what has changed in them.

Report from dissemination activities

During the project we have implemented a set of dissemination events with the objectives to share the results with the broader audience. We managed to reach a lot of people and here you can see the reports what has been exactly done.

Report from the Local Phase

The local phase of the CHARGER project was composed on the set of local trainings for young people t improve their employability skills. In each country participants had to complete at least 24 hours of training. And here you can check what has been done in each country.

Call for volunteers

The short video teaser to promote the the call volunteers within the CHARGER project.

Report from EVS pre-departure preparation

Within the project we had in total mobility of 19 EVS volunteers. With this report you can find out what each organization has done in order to prepare the volunteers for the expereince.

CHARGER spot

Video spot developed during the project

CHARGER - report from the training course

The report from the international training course on how to work the development of employability skills of young people. The training course took place in Lorca, Spain in betwwen 6th and 13th of February 2017.

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