IN NEET - Encouraging young people to build a better Europe

Description of the project

The project will create a European network of 8 different organizations from Greece, Spain, Italy, Slovenia, Cyprus, Romania and Bulgaria, focused on NEET phenomenon. The project will tackle the phenomenon of the NEETs, proposing solutions in order to encourage them to participate fully in civic life as European citizens. According to Eurostat, in 2019 the rate of NEETs stood at 16.4 % in the EU. With the financial and economic crisis still ongoing, there is a risk that a whole generation of young people in the EU could remain out of the labour market for years. Therefore, these individuals are more likely to suffer from poverty and social exclusion.

The main aim of the project is to build channels and social spaces in order to reintegrate NEETs inside the society, especially those who are discouraged and long term unemployed. Most of the activities (creative labs, round tables, debates, job shadowings, human libraries etc.) aim at promoting active citizenship among youngsters/NEETs, enhancing civic and democratic competences. Those channels will take into account all the EU policies and opportunities defined to support youth social inclusion (Erasmus Plus program, Mobilities, EU Citizenship rights, etc.).

While NEETs will be the main beneficiaries of project, the key players will be the young citizens and workers in order for them to be encouraged to participate, to freely express their point of views and needs and to contribute to decision-making concerning matters affecting their social integration.

The project is structured in 8 international events where a group composed by young citizens will implement (in cooperation with other youngsters) several activities aimed to develop new outputs. These outputs will enable the European Youngsters to prevent and face this phenomenon and European citizens in general, to get a better understanding. Finally it will make EU capable of facing this situation and how citizens can grasp those opportunities.