Life and Work in Europe

Programme
Erasmus+ | Strategic Partnerships for schools only (KA2) 2015-2017
Year
2015
Coordinator
Berufsbildende Schulen Soltau (DE)
Partner countries
Turkey, Poland, Lithuania
Project website
http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/projects/eplus-project-details-page/?nodeRef=workspace://SpacesStore/447b533e-6ccb-4db9-b9fc-26e39dc45818
Educational, opportunities, possibilities of migration and integration for adolescents.

Summary
The project’s foundational idea is based on current discussions about the shortage of skilled workers and simultaneous youth unemployment (See Europe 2020: 75% of 20-to-64 year-olds are expected to be employed). Many young people are not interested in the careers which lack skilled workers in their own countries, meaning that freedom of movement within the European Union could help. However, this freedom of movement is limited by students’ fears.

Getting to know individual job markets on location assuages participants’ reservations about joining companies or universities abroad. In order to effectively target against the shortage of skilled workers, participants are encouraged to complete their training or studies in their future country of employment. This precludes later problems with integration. Carrying out training or studies abroad is currently justified by the high level of youth unemployment in some participating countries, which can give youth here a sense of perspective.

Students are potentially interested in studying or working abroad, but at the same time they lack comprehensive information and exchange of experiences with young people from other countries. The end product of this project will be an advice manual which includes comprehensive information about the four modules and practical assistance for applications within individual countries.
This will provide educational institutions and schools with targeted information about training and study possibilities in other countries within Europe. This will support the implementation of the “Europe 2020” programme, which aims “to increase the percentage of 30-34 year-olds who have completed higher education to at least 40%”.


Target groups
Young people.



Activities

The project is divided into 4 Modules:

  1. First module: Presentations on education systems and vocational training systems.
  2. Second module: Videos with students’ expectations of their career future in Europe.
  3. Third module: Exhibition stands organised by students with information about providers and facilities for study and training in participating countries and advertisements about starting a training or study programme in each respective participating country.
  4. Fourth module: advice manual for applications to foreign countries, in particular the participating countries. By means of a fictional job posting, students will prepare a checklist for applications in their country and produce a CV and cover letter according to country norms.


Outcomes

An advice manual which includes comprehensive information about the four modules and practical assistance for applications within individual countries.




 

Categorie
studenten, onderwijsbegeleiders
 
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