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Living Land

Living Land project develops an experimental framework for Youth Employability and Engagement Approach, promoting youth worker’s capabilities.

Erasmus + – KA2 – Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices.

Project Summary

Living Land project develops an experimental framework for Youth Employability and Engagement Approach, promoting youth worker’s capabilities.  Living Land aims to support and enhance young skills and competences through a link between social workers (in the Public Administration) and youth workers (in Non-Profit Organizations). This approach uses Youth Work as an occasion to support vulnerable young group entering in the job market, but also feeling part of their communities.

Objectives

  • Strengthening cooperation and networking between organizations in the field of youth;
  • Promoting the development, testing, and implementation of innovative practices in the field of youth;
  • Promoting entrepreneurship and active citizenship among young people;
  • Development of relevant and high-quality skills and competences: supporting individuals in acquiring and developing basic skills and key competences, in order to foster employability and socio-educational and personal development, as well as participation in civic and social life;
  • Social inclusion: innovative and integrated approaches addressed to foster the
    development of social and civic and intercultural competences, media literacy, and critical thinking, and also tackle discrimination, segregation, racism, bullying and violence;

Activities

  • Transnational meetings in each country involved (4 days), during which each
    organization will share best practices and will visit local experience in the field of youth empowerment and employability. It will strength the cooperation and networking between organizations;
  • Implement and test an innovative practices in the field of youth, related with youth empowerment, skills development and employability. It will be produced an intellectual output such as a capacity building kit for youth workers, and Public Administration workers (in 4 languages);
  • Create, launch and promote using interviews from the youth workers and professionals in order to disseminate the information using the social media platforms and to increase the reach of youth people;
  • Supporting individuals in acquiring and developing basic skills and key competences, in order to foster employability, socio-educational and personal development, as well as participation in civic and social life;
  • Offline networking between NGOs, local volunteers, youth leaders, academic institutions, local and regional administration bodies to increase the cooperation at local and regional level for the integration of youth in the job market.

Results

  • Collect best practices of approaches and activities;
  • Promote a European model of employability approach accessible and replicable locally to be used by youth workers and policy makers;
  • Produce guidelines and recommendations for youth policies aimed at NEETs, both in terms of treatment and prevention;
  • Reinforce a network of organization transnationally, facilitating exchanges of approaches, motilities and strategies;
  • Create a model replicable and accessible to other contexts;
  • Promote a kit for youth workers to be used in other NPO or PA;
  • Raise awareness about non formal strategies carried out locally to be reinforced and linked;
  • Involved at least 15 youth workers during the training activities and pilot testing;
  • Involved in the platform testing at least 30 young locally in the non formal activities promoted by the partnership PA and NPO;
  • Empower young offering them at least 10 pre-employment and social engagement activities in each country involved.

The project, co-founded by the Erasmus+ Programme (2019-2-IT03-KA205-016700) is coordinated by Consorzio Consolida (Italy) and is implemented by four nonprofit organizations: IDEMO Institute for Democracy (Croatia), Stichting CAAT (Netherlands), Contextos – Cooperativa para o Desenvolvimento e Coesão Social CRL (Portugal), and Instytut Innowacji (Poland).




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