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YES Forum News March 2020

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We start this second decade of the 21st century renewing our confidence that young people have the power and the ability to produce a positive impact on our society.

However, we cannot expect changes to come if we do not give them the means to do so. Taking that into consideration, we would like to present three new projects the YES Forum is involved in that aim at connecting, engaging and empowering the young generation - and especially those with fewer opportunities. Be it in Vocational Education and Training, at university level, or with those youth struggling on their educational paths, our projects strive to improve life chances of all young people.

Read on to find out more!

The Employable Youth: It Works!

The “The Employable Youth: It Works!” project is designed with a clear focus on Vocational Training and the need for on-the-job training. This project aims at the creation of tools for employability and soft skills to support the youth along with a number of job placements for youngsters. Additionally, it aims at enhancing the knowledge of the professionals (youth workers, educators, coaches and trainers) who work with NEETs through capacity building and training in order to be able to facilitate job placements for socially excluded youth.

The partner organizations held the kick-off meeting for this project on January 30-31 in Athens. It was a great opportunity for the partners to get to know each other and to align everyone’s expectations and ambitions towards this project.

For more information on this project, please click here.

Social Inclusion and Engagement in Mobility - SIEM

The SIEM project aims at widening the participation of underrepresented groups and enlarging social engagement in student mobilities by increased interaction with local communities! These will be achieved through:

  • Extensive data analysis
  • Inclusive mobility workshops (co-development of inclusive practices and short term blended mobility activities)
  • Student and community engagement
  • Youth led policy recommendations on inclusion (based on focus groups)

The partners are now developing a survey that will be used to gather the quantitative data needed to understand social inclusion and mobility of young students. For the first part of this project YES Forum will conduct study visits to interview university services about their approaches to diversity.

For more information on this project, please click here.

Supporting Alliance for African Mobility - SAAM

YES Forum is very excited about the start of the Supporting Alliance for African Mobility (SAAM) project! Our Spanish member Centro San Viator joined forces with Asociation Mundus to create this ambitious project bringing together European and African partners in the vocational training sector. From 10-13th February the European partners came together for the first time in Brussels. Next to lots of informative details about the implementation of the project, the partners were honoured with a visit from Deidre Lennan (European Commision, DG EAC) and Camila de Epalza (Basque Delegation at the European Union). 

For more information on this project, please click here.

Would you like to know more?

We are very excited and inspired by these projects!

We will keep you updated on the project's progress in the news section of our website.

We wish you a very fruitful 2020!


Many kind regards from Stuttgart,

The YES Forum Secretariat

YES Forum
Wagenburgstr. 26 - 28
D-70184 Stuttgart

Tel: +49-711-16 48 92 7
Fax: +49-711-16 48 92 1

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