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Youth@Work - Tools for Youth Employability and Entrepreneurship

The training activity took place
in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid , Spain
organised by Spanish National Agency (INJUVE) (National Agency) (National Agency)
7-10 March 2023
Reference person

Simone Luchi

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Aims & objectives

Youth@Work - “Tools for Youth Employability and Entrepreneurship” aimed to contribute towards cross-sectoral collaboration and dissemination of know-how for the support of youth economic empowerment. To reach this aim, the event did:

Gather and build upon the expertise and instruments used for youth economic empowerment by youth, education, and employment sector professionals for mutual learning and exploring possible synergies,
Establish an interactive and inspirational platform for participants sharing and learning even beyond the event,
Facilitate sharing and collecting expertise and instruments for effective empowerment of youth economic participation,
Create bridges between youth, education, and employment sector representatives supporting youth economic participation,
Create a compilation of tools and methods presented at the event for wider dissemination and impact.

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

- Youth workers, trainers, and other youth practitioners
- Educators, career guidance professionals from VET, HEI, and schools working with employability and entrepreneurship topics,
- Employment sector professionals,
- Other relevant professionals.

This event was part of the Youth@Work Partnership on Youth Employability and Entrepreneurship of Erasmus+ National Agencies. Youth@Work is the alliance of the Erasmus+/European Solidarity Corps National Agencies of Italy (the leading NA), Cyprus, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Spain, and Turkey, as well as of the SALTO-YOUTH Eastern Europe and Caucasus (Poland), SALTO-YOUTH South East Europe (Slovenia) and SALTO-YOUTH Training and Cooperation (Germany) Resource Centres, as well as the Resource Centre for the European Solidarity Corps (Austria). It has been running since January 2018. For more information about Youth@Work, please visit our website - and social media channels.

Training methods used & main activities

With the purpose to maximize the exchange and learning between participants, this Youth@Work event was a combination of interactive and practice/tool-sharing sessions, inspirational keynote speeches, tool markets, and networking activities.

Outcomes of the activity

- increased know-how related to entrepreneurship and employability of young people, including training methods, support structures, European opportunities, private employment services, etc.

In order to measure the impact of the event on the participants, there were two evaluations:
1. Evaluation for the Spanish NA
2. Evaluation for the Y@W Strategic Partnership

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

My responsibilities:
- redaction of the information for the SALTO YOUTH platform
- to co-design the program
- graphic material design
- contact person for the keynote speakers
- facilitation of the event
- Final Report

I worked on this training for 3 days as a full time trainer.

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