TYPE – Tackling Young People’s Welfare in Europe

The overall aim of this project was  to encourage the transfer of good practice and exchange of experience in relation to tackling youth unemployment in five locations: Timisoara (RO), Amadora (PT), Seville (ES), Ealing (UK) and Lublin (PL).

More specifically this project brought together partners from 5 EU member states who were experiencing some very similar challenges:

  • A significant surge in youth unemployment levels in the previous two years;
  • A growing proportion of young people out of work for longer than one year;
  • An increase in the group of young people who could be characterised as being in danger of being “left behind”, including ethnic minorities (Roma, African, Pakistani, Bangladeshi) and unskilled /unqualified young people, which could also be linked with very challenging urban contexts;
  • A new experience regarding relatively qualified young people being unable to secure a foothold in the labour market.

The partners used the available resources to exchange experiences  and identify good/better practice in addressing two specific  policy and practice challenges they faced:

  • How to better manage the transition from education/training into work in a very difficult and protracted economic crisis;
  • How to make education and training pathways more effective in preparing young people for the requirements of the labour market.

To achieve these aims the project had the following key objectives:

  1. In each partner location a Local Action Group (LAG) was established. These LAG’s were multi sectoral and also multi-governance in make up.
  2. Each LAG undertook a base line study which captured the policy context and practice in their  areas in relation to the two sub themes.
  3. A transnational exchange of experience and mutual learning programme that had the following elements:
  • Two transnational workshop for a facilitated exchange between partners and inputs related to the sub theme from outside the partnership
  • Two follow-up online events which addressed the issues that had been agreed during each of the two transnational workshop
  • A transnational Dissemination event.
  • Communicate and Disseminate the outcomes of the project at local/regional level and at an EU level.

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