Train – Open Up Study Visit

annanda     open up     jpa

An Erasmus+ funded project organised by:

Ananda Cooperativa Cultural www.ananda.org.pt +351 964 421 217 Travessa João Galo Nr 4 2900-417 Setúbal

We are currently supporting two participants on this project.

Project “Open Up” identifies a link between self-awareness and youth unemployment in a way that if youngsters are aware of their individual potential, they will be more open and confidant to create projects that will increase that potential, consequently creating possible employment opportunities. As such, “Open Up” aims to support youth workers in helping youth to overcome unemployment and its consequences, through developing young people’s competences and knowledge in the areas of self-awareness, entrepreneurship, healthy behaviors, communication, contributing towards the creation of employment opportunities.

The first of two activities is a study visit co-financed by the Erasmus + Programme, that will take place in Setúbal, Portugal, from 29th June to 5th July 2015. It will gather 24 youth workers, youth leaders and people that work with youth from Portugal, Albania, Armenia, Denmark, Egypt, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, UK and Norway. The aim of the mobility is to explore and understand the role of youth work in combating youth unemployment. Through non-formal education methodologies, the project will give youth workers the opportunity to visit innovative projects in Setúbal and Lisbon related to youth work, in the areas of entrepreneurship and healthy behaviors; It will also provide a space for sharing of good practices and resources in order to establish future cooperation with the aim of working on preventing the consequences of youth unemployment.

The project Objectives:

A. To explore and discover the youth reality regarding youth unemployment in Portugal and partner countries;
B. To discuss and highlight the role of NGOs in addressing the consequences of youth unemployment;
C. To support youth workers in increasing capacity in youth education about healthy behaviors;
D. To promote the development of entrepreneurial skills in the field of youth work;
E. To enhance perspectives for future sustainable Erasmus + projects regarding youth work in the field of youth self-development and youth empowerment.