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Fighting youth unemployment

The training activity took place
in Leskovac, Serbia
organised by Association People's Parliament
from 12 – 18 March 2012
Reference person

Markus Rebitschek

(Co - trainer)
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Aims & objectives

Youth in Action Programme project, Action 3.1, training course by name “Fighting youth unemployment” was implemented in period from 12 – 18 March 2012 in Leskovac, Serbia.

Aim of the project was to allow participants to gain knowledge and competencies, focusing on training of multipliers and on the development of future partnerships, networks and projects. Young men and women from Serbia, Macedonia, Romania and Bulgaria were offered an opportunity to participate in a 7 - day long training, where they were involved into intensive process of intercultural non - formal learning, gaining detailed knowledge of the Youth in Action programme and practical tools for improvement of one's personal, social and professional competence, how to stimulate mobility and active participation of unemployed young people, at the same time positively influencing their employability.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

The project was gathered 28 youth workers/activists who didn't have a chance (or participated in less than 3 events) to participate in non-formal education events organized within the framework of the Youth in Action Programme, as well as in other similar projects and events dedicated to youth employment problems.

The countries involved in the project were: Serbia, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Romania.

Total number of participants in this training course was: 28

Training methods used & main activities

Working methods:
The TC itself was conducted using an interactive and participative approach. Using non formal education, team of 2 experienced trainers was carryed out the program of the training which was based on the experiences, needs and knowledge of the participants. Participants were invited to contribute actively to the running of the TC, especially during workshops and other interactive sessions. Active participation, group-work and teamwork, as well as theoretical inputs were characterised the program of the TC. Part of the exchange between participants was dedicated to project management and writing project proposals.

Outcomes of the activity

This project promoted inclusion of unemployed youth in the society and combat with their employment problems. As a result of the project, more applications, especially in the domain of youth social inclusion in the YIA programme were achieved.

By the time that our project was finished, participants became motivated to create new projects which will involve and promote participation of young people with fewer opportunities and non formal education as a tool for their personal, social and professional development. What’s most important is that the participants gained knowledge how to write and implement quality YIA projects, which directly will help to increase the level of social youth inclusion in the SEE region in particular and in Europe in general.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

In this training course my role was trainer. I worked with co trainer Markus Rebitschek Salto youth trainer (

Through professional cooperation with Association People's Parliament team and my colleague co trainer Markus Rebitschek, this training course was successfully finished.

More info and photos from the TC on our Facebook page and

Training course supported by European Commission and Youth in Action Programme and organized by Association People's Parliament from Leskovac and

I worked on this training for 7 days as a full time trainer.

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