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Regional actions and international volunteering towards youth employability: Citizenship, Skills and Employment
STEP 1 - 2 months in France: intensive preparation for international missions and reflection on participants´ careers (intercultural training, visa and passports, vaccination procedures etc. Research on the hosting country and hosting structure to prepare for their mission). During these two months, the youngsters are engaged in regional actions and structures; the goal is to build a professional network where they live in addition to experiencing an enriching mobility abroad. The youngsters have to find a local structure they want to work in by themselves to develop their autonomy and be sure to find a project that meets their expectations.
STEP 2 - 3 months of voluntary commitment in a partner organization abroad. Two volunteers with complementary profiles (one NEET and one graduate student with knowledge of the local language) are sent to foreign countries from all continents. Support is provided by Eurocircle and Eurasia Net.
STEP 3 - 1 month in France, after the international mobility, the youngsters are followed to enhance the acquired experience during their experience in the PACA region and at international level, to identify the skills developed and support them in their efforts towards the labor market. Training session, feedbacks on the experience and valorization, support towards reaching professional inclusion are organised.
Beneficiaries of the project:
Young people aged from 18 to 25 years old living in the south east of France in PACA region (Provence Alpes Côtes d’Azur). This project involves NEET and graduated youngsters in a binominal mobility to create diversity and skills sharing.
Partnership between two mobility operators: Eurocircle and Eurasianet and the regional council of Provence Alpes Côtes d’Azur
What people say
“The civic service taught me to feel at home everywhere on the planet, no matter the frontiers, to make me a world citizen.”
Agathe, volunteer in Togo
“I learned so much about myself and my adaptability. Thanks to this experience, my fears to be on my own in a new place have disappeared.”
Paul Adrienvolunteer in Turkey
“Volunteering makes us open our mind, be more tolerant, more patient, step back and reassess our knowledge.”
Myriam, volunteer in Lebanon