About the project

This project includes 10 partners from: Serbia, Romania, Greece, Lithuania, Slovakia, Turkey, Spain, Bulgaria and FYROM, gathered together to implement the project “EU school of T-skills & self-employment” applied by Youth organization of Europe for International Cooperation from Serbia.

Youth employment is a priority for the European Union. One of the biggest challenges that youth is facing today is the economic and social crisis, a scenario that has had a major impact on the life of all European youngsters, challenging them to struggle with unacceptable youth unemployment rates and the decrease of quality education, training and job opportunities.

Modern, knowledge-based economies require people with higher and more relevant skills. Most employers believe soft skills are important to their business and over half rated them more highly than academic qualifications. There are five critical skills most likely to increase odds of success across all outcomes and which employers expect employees to have: social skills; communication; and higher-order thinking skills (including problem solving, critical thinking, and decision-making); supported by the intrapersonal skills of self-control and positive self-concept – the skills that will be tackled during the activities of project which are:

1. Coordination meeting
2. T-skills Training course
3. Self-employmen Training course
4. Online final evaluation meeting

Methods used: team building exercises, brainstorming, round tables, working in a pairs, problem solving games, self – esteem building activities and exercises, role play, presentations, team building games of critical thinking, creative thinking activities, role-storming.

The first part of this project is reserve for improving transversal skills of youth worker, in order to become a professional T-shaped person, who can successfully respond to the constantly changes of labor market.
The second part of this project is reserve for promotion of self-employment, entrepreneurial learning and practical steps which need to be undertaken in order to become a youth entrepreneur. The both of this training course serve improving of law basic skills of youth worker.

Aim of the project: Empowered, educated, skilled youth worker motivated to implement their knowledge in order to decrease rate of mismatch between skills and jobs, who can indirectly increase a rate of youth employment by opening their own business.