The project Find your way to the world of work aims at both sharing the existing broad and diverse experience of the partners as well as exploring new methods and approaches supporting the equal access to quality education and employment of disadvantaged youth in 4 European countries – Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Spain. Our target group is 15-29 year old economically disadvantaged youth, among them numerous Roma, as their presence among disadvantaged youth is very high in these countries. To achieve our goal, we cooperate with young people of different challenges, vocational institutions and employers in order for the participants to become more successful in education and also in employment later on. We support young people by personal and group mentoring, competence development, career orientation and hard-skill training besides other activities. We ensure for our partners in the fields of education and employment also capacity building so they can be more successful in their work in educating young people facing challenges and employing them in the long term. In the period of lockdown we developed diverse methods to continue working with the target groups online. However we are very glad to continue the offline work now since our aim is bring closer the youth to each other and to their success on the fields of education and employment, which can work much better face-to-face. We involved 1310 young people, 781 students, 717 Roma and 621 women participants in the project. All of them have received personal/group mentoring, and many of them participated in trainings and other developing interventions, which helped them to be successful in education and find jobs.

Target groups:

  • 15-29 years old disadvantaged youth, with completed primary education
  • Roma
  • Employers who want to diversify their workforce
  • Schools that will introduce new pedagogical tools and attitudes towards disadvantaged and Roma youth

9 Project Partners:

CountryProject partner statusInstitutionType of institutionCity
HungaryLead partnerAutonomia FoundationNGOBudapest
BulgariaBeneficiary partnerTrust for Social Achievement FoundationNGOSofia
BulgariaBeneficiary partnerArete Youth FoundationNGOSofia
RomaniaBeneficiary partnerAssociation ‘Caritas-Social Assistance’ Branch of Caritas Alba lulia OrganisationNGOTârgu Mureș
SpainBeneficiary partnerFoundation Secretaria do GitanoNGOMadrid


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