"An innovative method and an innovative tool that create new paths towards job inclusion"
Fourteen million of young Europeans are not in employment, education or training (NEETs) and their number has been growing ever since the economic crisis.
NEETS are more likely than other citizens to follow radicalist movements because they feel they are outside of society and they reject the established model.
Mascheerini, one of the authors of the Eurofound report on NEETs explains that these young people are attracted by radicalism in Europe.
Institution, either the EC or National government are getting aware of the consequences of this phenomenon.
About the Project
Com-Pass is funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus Plus program and aims at giving an innovative input to this issue by developing a social and civic approach, with 3 steps :
Over the course of 24 months, the 7 partners of the project develop 2 different training sessions (one about storytelling and the second one about REAL-E). Each partner will work with 10 NEETs, so 70 young people in total.
As such, 14 facilitators from the partners will be trained to use the educational tools developed, through 2 short-term training sessions.
While the project deals with NEETs and the development of youth workers’ competences, the partnership will work on the comp-pass platform. This unique tool will allow young people:
This final objective of this 3-step process is to get young people motivated to get back to employment, training or any other kind of re-socialisation projects (such as volunteering).
to understand NEETs’ path and get NEETs involved in society through a digital storytelling approach ;
to develop an educational approach so that NEETs can become more self-aware and gain in confidence, within their environment and society. The REAL-E method is based on the criteria of Repère-Equilibre-Adaptation-Limites-Echanges (Landmark-Balance-Adaptation-Limits-Exchanges);
to determine and highlight the skills and competences of the people involved in the project through an e-portfolio platform, based on soft skills – the comp-pass platform.
to get a sense of belonging and increased self-confidence;
to develop learning by doing activities through the development of IT competences;
to present themselves through an innovative and creative tool (CV of the future);
to create a CV with hyperlinks making the link with the e-portfolio profile;
to include references and recommendations (multimedia, scanned documents, video/audio, etc.);
to make accessible any important and useful information for employers, training centres, hosting
to help the tutoring of young people, through coaching/follow up.