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The Mirror that Leads to Employability (Mi.L.E)

Training Course

3-12 July 2018 | Edessa, Greece

This training course aims to equip youth workers & youth leaders with the appropriate skills and knowledge to strengthen and promote the employability of their members and volunteers, making the most of the work accomplished by them in the field of youth.
Surveys on European level on the field of youth work have demonstrated that there is a great and positive correlation between youth work and employability. At the same time, the surveys showed a significant weakness in youth organizations to utilize this correlation for the benefit of young people in their target-group. The training course "The Mirror that Leads to Employability" (Mi.LE) was designed to meet just this need, in order to sensitize and especially train youth workers from various European organizations on how to strengthen and promote the employability of their members and volunteers. Thus, the objectives of this training course are the following: • To raise awareness on the participants about the important role that youth organizations can have in enhancing the employability of young people that are associated with them. • To familiarize the trainees with ways and methods to create a "self-reflection culture" within their organisations, which will help young people at all times to be aware of the competences, skills and qualifications they have acquired. • To train the participants on issuing certificates of employment for the staff and volunteers in their organizations, whereby the individual qualifications of youth workers will be clearly shown and with refer to the working positions they look for. • To train the participants on how to conduct coaching, mentoring, counseling for employability issues to the young people associated with their organization and on how to outline (in their CVs, their cover letters and interviews with employers) the individual soft skills and specific qualifications held and acquired through youth work and engagement in youth work activities. • To familiarize the trainees on how to utilize the tools "Youthpass", "European Portfolio for Youth Leaders and Youth Workers", "Europass CV", "Europass Cover Letter" for self-reflection and promotion of individual qualifications with an aim to increase the employability of young people. • To make the trainees recognize the importance and necessity that contacts and synergies of youth organizations with companies, employer associations and employment agencies could have, with an aim to enhance the chances of finding employment for the young people associated with their organisation. • To raise awareness on participants about the importance of enhancing employability, not only for the obvious economic reason for creation of income, but also for the social importance of employability, which can enable social integration and cohesion amongst young people and especially among those with fewer opportunities. Participants will engage in multiple workshops and activities that are going to take place with the use of non-formal learning methods.

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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Training Course is

for 37 participants

from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovak Republic, Spain

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Volunteering mentors, Young people

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Youthnet Hellas (Youth NGO)

Youthnet Hellas is a non-governmental and non-profit organization that aims to engage young people at local, national, European and international level through activities and interventions.

Youthnet Hellas is aiming to promote young people’s participation, information, social inclusion, voluntarism and active citizenship in community life in National, European and International level (in compliance to the European Commission’s 2001 White Paper on Youth).

Youthnet Hellas’ specific goals are:
• enhancing the role of young people at decision-making centers
• promoting the role of NGOs in National, European and International level
• promoting multicultural dialogue
• endorsing the development and implementation of politics supporting children’s and young people’s rights
• encouraging environment-friendly actions that lead to better life quality
• advocating respect for democracy, peace, diversity and human rights
• participating in actions that contribute to the financial and social development of developing countries, the strengthening of democratic values and human rights respect
• encouraging exchange mobility and dialogue amongst young people regardless of their nationality

Youthnet Hellas was awarded the European Citizen’s Prize 2013 by the European Parliament.

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This project has been carried out with the support of the Erasmus+ Program. 100% of hosting costs (accommodation, food, etc.) will be covered by the hosting organization. 100% of travel costs will be refunded, as long as they don't exceed the travel budget. The travel budget per participant is 275 euros, except for participants from Spain (360 euros), from Bulgaria (180 euros) and from Greece (180 euros).

This training activity is funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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