The Direction Employment project aims to unleash the potential of NEET young people between the ages of 17 and 29, suffering from multiple discrimination (i.e. Roma, LGBTI, refugees, single mothers, disabled) by applyingan experimental model for youth education, based on progressive pedagogy, integral and gamified methodologies. It promotes the values of diversity and inclusion in the labor market concerning race/ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, and global and digital citizenship by providing a market-specific IT training program in Bulgaria, Lithuania, Italy, Slovenia and Portugal. The project partners are NGOs, social cooperative and non-profit educational institutions with track record in working with the target groups mentioned above. An expert partner from Ireland provides the quality assurance for the project. We provide a comprehensive training program that underpins modern and interactive IT training and an individualised approach, tailored to the needs of learners. Specially selected trainers and employers will play a key role in the training program design and delivery process. As a result, the program is expected to contribute to reducing youth unemployment, as well as integrating young people from vulnerable groups into the labour market, making a career in one of the most competitive and fast-growing sectors, namely the IT industry.

Target groups:

  • Young people not in employment, education or training, suffering from multiple discrimination
  • Employers

Project Partners:

CountryProject partner statusInstitutionType of institutionCity
BulgariaLead partnerWorkshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation – WCIFNGOSofia
SloveniaBeneficiary partnerLjudska univerza Velenje (LUV)PublicVelenje
IrelandBeneficiary partnerDMC-MetrixPrivateDublin
ItalyBeneficiary partnerLai-momo soc. coop. soc.Social Coop.Sasso Marconi
LithuaniaBeneficiary partnerLithuanian Gay LeagueNGOVilnius
PortugalBeneficiary partnerPorto Accounting and Business SchoolPublicSão Mamede de Infesta

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