Erasmus + : KA1 - Youth Exchange - Programme Countries

Place: Cyprus, Paralimni

Activity Dates: 18/09/2017 - 26/09/2017

 

Participants per country (incl. leaders): 5

Project Description:
Youth unemployment is a major concern all over the EU with some countries reporting over 40% youth unemployment. Young people are more pressured into getting degrees and qualifications in order to increase their chances of employment but there seems to be a gap in the system as universities and schools are not being updated about the market trends and as a result the employability of youth is decreasing, even though their education is increasing. The question of the gap between these institutions or the capitalistic approach to education will be evaluated and we will explore how young people are influences to make their educational choices.

The main objectives of this project are to help young people increase their employability and to help them find where to find employment and be more ready for the labour market based on the needs of the labour market thus helping in dealing with the youth unemployment problem in the EU.

This project will look at the concept of employability and look at the various tools available to youth to increase their employability. We hope that with the various workshops and activities the youth will gain the knowledge and the tools for them to understand the markets better and to increase their employability.

We will look at issues like cross boarder employment (working in another country, mobility of workers), education, EVS, EURES, and other EU tools and discuss these in details, sharing experiences with each other and giving a better understanding of how these work.

We hope to gain real knowledge of these issues especially cross boarder employment and employment opportunities as many young people simply think that by going to another country the employment problem ends, but there are many other factors to take into account when working and living in another country.

Many young people have an attitude that there are no employment opportunities left and as a result they sit back waiting for an opportunity to come to them, and as a result we blame the system for this. We hope to give the understanding that there are many employment opportunities out there and it is our responsibility to go out and find the jobs. It is our responsibility to find the various incentives and tools available to us, in order to increase our employability and to create the employment opportunities we need.

 

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1. EVRIKA

2. EYE Magazine

3. Get A Life Get A Job

4. Job Waves

5. The Road To Success

6. Work To Future

7. Young Entrepreneur

 

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I am very glad that I had an opportunity to participate in the project "Push 4 Peace" because now I understand the importance of learning process more clearly. In my opinion, learning is an infinite process, it doesn't cease when we graduate from schools or universities, everybody gains experience every day. Due to this project, I understood that I can learn in different ways: by trying something, doing something, looking for something and so on. Now I feel ready to organize and manage the learning process on my own, I have enough motivation and want to use all knowledge I've got.

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