Erasmus + : KA1 - Youth Exchange - Programme Countries
Place: Cyprus, Paralimni
Activity Dates: 06/05/2017 - 14/05/2017
Looking at the current situation with youth unemployment and the educations paths of young people, this project will take a look at the labour market from the perspective labour markets. At the moment most young people study something which they believe they will like, or that their parents have encouraged them to study and after their university they are simply another statistic behind the unemployment line. The idea is to create a blueprint of the correct procedures from education to employment allowing the young people to understand the labour market, its needs and how they need to conform to them, while still following their passions and likes in the employment fields.
The objective on the exchange is to give young people the tools to research and understand the labour markets so that they can make the correct educational choices so that they can fit into the labour market needs and thus empower young people with the knowledge and skills to overcome unemployment. We will also look at the skills of young people based on their education and soft skills as well and see how they can take these and increase their employability.
The main issues addressed in this project are the attitudes of young people with regard to their expectation from education and the educational facilities. We have discovered that many young people believe it is the responsibility of the facility, the system and even the government to prepare people for the labour market, thus showing a gap somewhere. We aim to look into this and see how the partners of this project can build connections between youth and the labour market while still involving educational institutions so that you can have a more successful flow of young people from education to the workplace.
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A great question. A question that most of us have asked our self’s, our friend everyone.
Do we have an answer though, is it possible?
Well in Romania during the course of this Youth Exchange we tried and we tried hard. For me personally I kind of know how to answer this question to myself now. And for me the answer is ‘’everywhere’’.
And why is that because in this amazing project I learn some valuable lessons. Lessons about discriminations lessons about stereotypes. I had the chance to be in the shoes of an immigrant trying to find asylum or in the shoes of a nationalist extremist activist, that gave me the ability to understand stuff to see the world through a different eye and to realize that everything is A MATER OF PERSPECTIVE. And that perspective led me to my answer.
WDIB was an amazing project for me one of the best I attended or probably the best. The OTI team as always was amazing with the workshops and the OTI Romania team was spot on everything through accommodation (on that lovely small and homey hotel with good food) through general organization of the entire project. An amazing team that was always there to support each and every one of us with all our needs.
I am really grateful I took part to this magnificent project not only because I get to learn all the stuff I did but because I had the chance to mix and meet lots of new people, but I also had the blessing to make new true friends. Friends that I will cherish for the whole of my life .