EU4Youth – Enhancing Youth Education, Employment and Participation in Conflict-affected Areas in Georgia and Ukraine

EU4Youth

Project duration

2018-2020

Budget

€1.58 million
Развитие образования, трудоустройства и участия молодежи Грузии и Украины в районах, затронутых конфликтами
Развитие образования, трудоустройства и участия молодежи Грузии и Украины в…

Brief Description

The project aims to enhance the livelihoods of internally displaced and conflict-affected youth and foster their meaningful participation in society – targeting two regions (Shida Kartli, Samegrelo) in Georgia, and Donetsk oblasts in Eastern Ukraine. 

Objectives

  • To increase educational, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for IDP and conflict-affected youth;
  • To strengthen state-civic cooperation over youth education, employment and entrepreneurship issues through advocacy and capacity-building of government institutions.

Actions in brief

In Georgia 

Establish and Operate two Entrepreneurship Schools:

  • Convene B2B fair; 
  • Provide trainings, business mentoring, coaching and consultations for 80 young people. 

Practice and Promote Dual Vocational Education scheme 

  • Assess labour market demand and profiling and skills assessment of job seekers;
  • Provide vocational training/re-training to 270 young IDPs;
  • Conduct internships for 240 IDP and conflict-affected youth. 

In Ukraine 

  • Provide vocational trainings to 100 youth;
  • Deliver 150 micro-business and agricultural start-up grants to young IDPs; 
  • Provide technical assistance to the regional Employment Support Centres and Centres for Professional and Technical Education.

Develop capacities of Georgian and Ukrainian government institutions and conduct advocacy actions

  • Carry out research on good practices of three EU member states on youth employment, labour market and entrepreneurship; 
  • Facilitate 3 study visits for representatives of government institutions (2 visits in Georgia and 1 visit in one EU country);
  • Hold 2 advocacy forums in Georgia and in Ukraine;
  • Organise 3 round table meetings to present recommendations and key findings in Georgia and Ukraine.

 

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