TrainVol: Capacity Building of Civil Society to Strengthen Volunteerism Management and Promote Volunteerism among Youth
Promoting skills development and labour market inclusion for young people (especially those belonging to vulnerable groups) through volunteerism.
Grant Agreement Number: 2016 – 1400 / 043 – 001
Funded by: Erasmus+ Duration: 01/02/2017-31/07/2018
The position and prospect of young people within the society is a major issue, since they have been disproportionately affected by the recent economic downturn. Actually, the two main problems are the youth NEETs rates and youth unemployment as in 2015, 12% of young people were NEETs, while the youth unemployment rate was 20,3%.
Specifically, the NEETs rate in North Macedonia were 39%, in Greece were 23%, and 19% in Cyprus and Bosnia & Herzegovina. These characteristics highlighted the need for more tailor made opportunities to low-skilled youth population, with fewer opportunities and low labor market integration. Specifically, in Greece, Cyprus, North Macedonia and Bosnia & Herzegovina the situation was alarming.
By promoting skills development through volunteering activities TrainVol will contribute to their labour market integration of low skilled young people.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This project description and all its contents reflect the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.