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YOUTH REGAINED – Reframing attitudes of minors and youth at risk of offending/re-offending through training

The project aims to strengthen the employability of minors, especially those at risk of offending or reoffending, and increase their integration in society.

Grant Agreement Number: 2021-1-RO01-KA220-YOU-000029132

Funded by: Erasmus+ Sport      Duration: 01/11/2021 – 01/11/2023


The number of youth offenders across Europe is declining in recent years. However, the number of youth re-offenders remains high. Several studies across European countries have shown that the vast majority (from 60-75%) of youth offenders are reoffending after their release.

There are several reasons why this is the case, but the primary is their social disintegration. Specifically, juvenile offenders are less likely to find a job, therefore are more likely to struggle with issues such as poverty, housing and so on. Crucial for the lack of their employability is their lack of education and awareness about key competences they need to develop to increase their employability.


The YOUTH REGAINED project aims to address the issue of youth offenders re-offending after their release, by working with local NGOs, CSOs and authorities to strengthen the employability of minors at risk of offending or reoffending and increase their integration in society. The project will develop training materials addressed both to youth offenders and educators.


A Good Practice Guide developed to raise awareness regarding effective, socially sustainable, replicable education and learning methods and competencies in Europe, for minors and youth at risk of offending / re-offending, so to incorporate them in future schemes. This activity includes a study at local, national and European level, in order to assess the needs, key competences and life-skills that child offenders lack and if acquired they would potentially affect positively their employability rates.

The e-course developed will complete gaps in life-long learning education and will provide valuable soft skills which will include but will not be limited to the following categories: a) communication; b) teamwork; c) work ethic; d) positive attitude; e) critical thinking; and f) leadership. The e-course will contribute towards strengthening minors’ competences and basic skills in order to ease their transition to adulthood and support their integration in the labour market.

Project partners will organise educational and training workshops in partnership countries engaging minors and youth at risk of offending / reoffending and relevant CSOs, and will summarize their results into an awareness raising and policy toolkit for CSOs and youth organisations related to child offenders.

European Commission’s support for the production of this content does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Project Partners

KMOP – Social Action and Innovation Centre (Greece)
CPIP (Romania)
SYNTHESIS Center for Research and Education (Cyprus)
Redial Partnership CLG (Ireland)
Social Innovation Fund – SIF (Lithuania)
Acción Laboral (Spain)

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