Students and NEET young people, Professionals and Educators work on Employability and Entrepreneurial skills in the battle against school Dropout and Youth UnemPloyment | 2 Mers Seas Zeeën

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Students and NEET young people, Professionals and Educators work on Employability and Entrepreneurial skills in the battle against school Dropout and Youth UnemPloyment

Priority Axis

Technological and Social Innovation

Specific objective

Social Innovation

Lead partner

Artevelde University College

Contact

Start Date

01/02/2020

End Date

30/09/2022

Project budget

4 423 334

ERDF amount

2 654 000

ERDF rate

60%

    About

    Common challenge

    The number of young people (15-24) Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET) remains sizeable in the 2 Seas area (ca. 10%) (except the Netherlands), with percentages in the cities involved in this project well above 15%. A significant proportion of these young people left school early and struggles to find sustainable employment. There is a mismatch between the education system, the labour market and the realities of vulnerable youth. For some young people, this leads to demotivation, loss of self-confidence and eventually school dropout and unemployment, posing long-term negative
    consequences for their future and society. Existing solutions are fragmented, focus mainly on cure and do not lead to closer collaborations between key stakeholders or substantial system changes. Our challenge is to develop a sustainable shift towards a prevention method in order to meet the needs of the target group whilst meeting the demands and regulations of all stakeholders.

    Partnership

    Partners

    Ville d'Amiens

    Economisch Huis Oostende

    Stadsbestuur Sint-Niklaas

    WSX Enterprise

    Stichting Kenniscentrum Pro Work

    Stad Gent

    Association des Centres Sociaux de Wattrelos

    Plymouth Marjon University

    Devon Mind

    Centre Social Salengro

    Digital Peninsula Network Ltd

    Jong Ondernemen