The project aims to deal with the problems of the first inclusion of young Europeans in the labour market at the end of the studies. It will last two years, to create a “snapshot” of the relationship between the future workers and the real labour market for European citizens near to their first job, according to the different geographical and socio-economic areas in Europe: from this snapshot it is expected to emerge desires and expectations of potential new workers and the adherence between desires /expectations and the reality of the first job. In reaching the final aim, the different phases which the project covers will enable the achievement of significant and meaningful conceptual halfway objectives such as:
the analysis of the work situation before and after the economic crisis in the European countries involved in this project;
the adequacy of the school in terms of students’ education for the professional world;
the marketability of different university and high school degrees and the average time of work
the adequacy of the school regarding the expectations of the students;
the students analysis and evaluation of the time to get a job in the short term;
the level of self-esteem related to one’s own potential professionalism;
higher level apprenticeships and Vocational apprenticeships through training courses.
The project involves seven European schools from the following countries: Turkey, Italy, United Kingdom, Romania, France, Spain and Greece. The experience of the economic situation in the countries participating in the project, will give a broad vision and as comprehensive as possible of the work situation in Europe.
Moreover, the project will consider the students desires to be able to find a job that they like and for which they had been prepared at school and, on the other hand, the reality of the workplace they will encounter in each country. At the end of the project a document will be prepared which will identify the proposals to reduce unemployment and school drop-out: this document will be sent to the Department of Education and Community policies of the European Parliament.English will be the working language, in order to develop and enhance skills of students regarding the language most commonly used in the European Community. The participants’ attention will also point to develop computer skills through the use of tools such as mobile phones (smartphones ), computers, tablets as well as communication tools such as social networks, video conferencing, instant messages. This way, the students will improve their digital skills and language when called to debate the issues of the project with colleagues from different languages and geographical distance.
The project will have a European dimension and it will focus on the objectives required by the E C: helping to increase the employment rate as well as educating for entrepreneurship, the use of ICT and educational resources at a distance.
- UNITED KINGDOM