Society should offer credible alternatives to violent extremism, including in terms of narratives, role models and opportunities for mobilization, such as democratic participation, civic engagement, access to health and social services and employment opportunities. Front-line actors, such as youth worker’s civil society organizations have a special role to play as they can formulate attractive strategic intervention addressed to youth, through non formal and informal educational approach and methodologies.
The YEES project is funded by the Spanish National Agency for the Erasmus+ Program with the aims of:
- Foster cooperation between the Vocational Education Systems and the world of work
- Promote the inclusion of youngsters in the labour market in an effective way using social media and crowdsourcing based tools.
Written by Monika Kiss, Information and communications technologies (ICT) play an increasingly important role in our professional and private lives, and digital competence is of growing importance for every individual. In the future, nearly all jobs will require digital skills. However, European Commission figures show that two fifths of the EU workforce have little or […]
What is the European Solidarity Corps?
The young people who participate in the European Solidarity Corps will all agree with and uphold its Mission and Principles.
You can register for the European Solidarity Corps when you are 17 years old, but you cannot start a project until you are over 18. European Solidarity Corps projects will be available to people up to the age of 30 years old.
After completing a simple registration process, European Solidarity Corps participants could be selected and invited to join a wide range of projects, such as helping to prevent natural disasters or rebuild afterwards, assisting in centres for asylum seekers, or addressing different social issues in communities.
Projects supported by the European Solidarity Corps can last from two to twelve months. They will usually be located within the European Union Member States.
If you are up for a challenge, and willing to dedicate yourself to helping other people, then join the European Solidarity Corps today!
Click this button to start the registration process. To make the process as easy as possible, you can sign up using a social media account, or you can create an account with EU Login
Preventing and countering youth radicalization
The main aim of the training course is to address one of the most pressing concerns of European societies – the problem of youth radicalisation. The rise of radical terrorists and religious extremists leads to increased social tension between different groups within societies.
Hate crimes, radicalisation and Hate crimes, radicalisation and extremists’ recruitment leading towards terrorism have increased in numbers and severity throughout Europe and will continue to pose a major challenge for the future democratic societies.
Community and grass-root organisations, such as non-profit NGOs can play a major role in preventing polarisation and violence and intervening into emerging conflicts. Likewise, the Stockholm Programme emphasises:“Key to our success will be the degree to which non-governmental groups … across Europe play an active part”.
This training offer aims to address youth radicalisation by offering training in radicalisation-prevention strategies and fostering cooperation between youth organisations and public authorities. The participants will be engaged in activities on youth inclusion, social cohesion intercultural dialogue integration and conflict management.
How to help young people to join the labour market.
Due to the economic crisis, young people’s transition from education to labour market is difficult. At the same time, today’s modern society is characterised by the widespread use of internet and Social Medias. Social medias represent an advantage for companies which exploit online networks and platforms to select and hire the most suitable employees, having available wider information on the candidates’ profiles.
However young people are not always aware of the risks connected to the use of social medias, especially in the context of job searching. On the social medias, youngsters may present aspects of them that are not appropriate from the point of view of the companies offering job positions.
Alphabet Formation offer a training course for youth workers and leaders through team building activities, workshop, experience and laboratory to discuss how to help young people to join the labour market through the effective and appropriate use of social medias. Young people need to know how to create their digital identity, starting from their educational background, working experiences, language knowledge and ICT competencies, and how to preserve it in order to become an optimal candidate to enter the EU labour market rapidly and effectively.
to raise awareness of youth workers and leaders on the use of social media to access the labour market; to provide youth workers and educators with tools to create and use innovative and interactive educational and training materials, in order to help young people to build their social profiles.