The kick-off meeting of the STEER “Supporting the Transition from Education to Employment of youth at Risk” project was held on the 26th and 27th of September in Athens (Greece). The project is funded by the DG Education and Culture – Erasmus+ Programme, KA2 Strategic Partnerships for Youth.

The project involves six partners from six different countries: INNOVADE (coordinator, from Cyprus), Four Elements (Greece), Razvojni Center Srca Slovenije (Slovenia), Fundação da Juventude (Portugal), CATRO Bulgaria Eood (Bulgaria) and Centre for Creative Development Danilo Dolci (Italy).

All partners have a wide experience in EU projects and training of NEETs. Partners met in Athens to talk about the project and they agreed on objectives and responsibilities/tasks of the project according to their competencies.

The project aims at designing, developing, delivering and testing a comprehensive training programme for youth workers in transition planning. Trained youth workers will use this training to support the transition of NEETs and unemployed youth from education to employment.

Among the activities of the project:
  • Needs Analysis and transfer of know-how and good practices in each partner country through on-line questionnaires
  • Delivering a series of “train the trainers” seminars through blended learning, in each participant country
  • Testing the effectiveness of the STEER training programme in pilot actions that will involve the trained youth workers providing transition support to NEETs and unemployed youth
  • 5 Info days in each country to disseminate the project outcomes

Next STEER project meeting will be held in Porto (Portugal) at the end of February 2017 where the first results and intellectual outputs will be discussed.

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