PROVYP - Professional Orientation of Vulnerable Young People

Project number: 2015-1-ES01-KA204-015554

WHY this project?

  • to contribute to the overall improvement of professional orientation of vulnerable young people
  • to submit policy recommendations for better regulation of career guidance provided in AE
  • to enhance digital integration in learning, teaching and training
  • to offer tailored learning opportunities to disadvantaged learners
  • to promote professional development of Adult Education staff in ICT methodology
  • to raise the awareness of vulnerable young people on new learning approaches aiming at re-skilling and up- skilling
  • to develop and maintain educational portal as multiplier and sustainable learning tool at EU level

Reducing youth unemployment is a big challenge for all MS in Europe. The improvement of career guidance (of which professional orientation is one part) is a very important task to improve the knowledge, skills and competences, in particular for adult learners in vulnerable situations.

In line with the Europe 2020 Strategy and the European Agenda for Adult Learning, the ‘Professional Orientation of Vulnerable Young People’ project seeks to promote re-skilling and up-skilling across 8 Member States providing vulnerable young people with e-career guidance and improving the orientation measures offered by the AEPs in the field.

HOW is the project implemented?

The PROVYP project objectives could be achieved only by implementing the project activities at transnational level, as the cross-border cooperation is crucial for combating the youth unemployment at national and European level by exchange of best practices, common recommendations for better career guidance and joint development of high quality learning tool in different EU languages. The consortium brings together 10 organisations, each of them with special expertise. The PROVYP project reflects on the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches in professional orientation applied in the partner countries, producing a consolidated European report and policy recommendations for improvement of the career guidance regulations.

The methodological approach taken by PROVYP to achieve the proposed objectives is one of mutual decision taking and regular exchange of information in order to ensure that all consortium members are involved in the project’s progress. All partners commit themselves to share their knowledge and experience within the action, being aware of specific strengths of particular partners. 

The whole project duration is 24 months, calculated in order to implement correctly the planned activities and achieve the project objectives. Total of 252 direct beneficiaries will be involved in the multiplier events + 80 participants with fewer opportunities.

WHO is this project for?

  • VULNERABLE YOUNG PEOPLE 18-30 years old: NEETs, low-skilled, unemployed
  • Key professionals: AEPs, social workers, trainers, mediators, job counsellors
  • Staff in charge of adult and youth education and policies, public officers
  • Policy makers

The partners consider it important to provide the group of vulnerable youth with new ways of learning and to improve their skills, promoting inclusion to the labour market, active participation in the social, political, economic and cultural life of the societies in which they live and promote self-employment solutions, including social economy tools.

The project targets also key professionals: AEPs, social workers, trainers, mediators, coaches, professional job counsellors from different EU countries, who working in common EU context will be able to respond to the European market-related challenges, disseminate best practices, implement innovative models and jointly address policy objectives, challenges and needs of the AE field at European level.

The partners will develop OER for the vulnerable young people to provide career guidance for their skills’ improvement by using multiplier and sustainable tools. The staff educators will also improve their competences by offering new ways of learning, as a result of the exchange of experiences at international level.

The involvement of experts from 8 European Member States will consist an added value towards achieving the expected results and respond effectively to the initiatives and strategies undertaken by the European institutions in the field.