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.
- 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
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.
- 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.