Reducing youth NEET rates is one of the targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development under Goal 8 on “Promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all” (target 8.6 foresees a substantial reduction of youth NEET rates) and is also directly linked to SDG 4 on education.
Aim of the project
The project proposes a programme that addresses the personal development of NEET, focusing especially on building their self-confidence, improving attitude and behaviour, and enhancing basic skills such as communication, team working, critical thinking, etc. The proposed program will lead the participants in learning more about food, how its produced, processed and disposed, to let them re-engage in the community life and offer a solution to the issues they see in the food waste management system.
The FOODY EU project promotes empowerment, participation and a sense of initiative in young people, with a focus on NEETs, to help them overcome barriers that prevent them from active participation in their community or the labour market. The purpose of the activities is to ensure that they have the skills and knowledge necessary to promote their ability to overcome barriers to participation, employment and transition to adulthood.
The project will also directly target youth workers and their trainers, increasing their skills and offering newly prepared tools, preparing an integrated networking program in the process to ensure adequate and timely support from the families of young people, communities and different mentors – specifically equipped to support the target group in the project.
- Training opportunities for social/youth workers and trainers active in youth NGOs to improve the skills and knowledge needed to manage the FOODY EU programme
- Guidelines and tools for organising workshops with young people
E-course for youth workers, educators and trainers active in youth NGOs ad other organizations support youth entrepreneurship skills development. The course aims at enhancing skills and knowledge in entrepreneurship, sustainability, participants’ engagement and support using the materials produced by the partners.
The handbook illustrates the FOOD-Y program
The manual will offer the instructions on how to organize the workshops to increase youth competences, using the tools produced by the partners. The program will use the food industry and its waste management system as an inspiration for community improvement. The proposed program will lead the participants in learning more about food, how its produced, processed and disposed, to prepare the scope of possible (social) enterprises that can contribute to solve one real local issue, connected to the food industry. In addition they will learn more about social enterprises and how those can be used to help the community in reducing food waste.
- Duration 24 months, 31. 05. 2022 – 30.05. 2024
- ID 2021-1-CZ01-KA220-YOU-000029075
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