The unemployment rate for NEETs is high due to the current economic and social situation in EU. This, often in combination with mental illnesses like depression or anxiety, makes the challenges NEETs are facing hard to deal with. The two target groups of our project are coaches providing counselling and the NEETs themselves. The main project’s objective is to enhance the counselling competence of the coaches in the Maturing Model (MM) and Individual Placement and Support (IPS) methodology and using it in combination with the Education Youth Technology Platform (EYTP), in a way that will increase the number of NEETs in vocational training, education and employment compared to the present situation. Our expert partner from Norway is responsible for the transfer of an innovative approach – Individual Placement and Support (IPS). IPS is an internationally approved model based on the assumption that any individual that is willing to work, should work and can work, and be employed. To day, we provided training for 60 coaches from Hungary, Romania, and Slovenia on using the IPS model. To maximise the effect of using the IPS methodology and to make work of counsellors easier, we also developed a platform – Education Youth Technology Platform (EYTP) – which is a resource site and a tool for counselling. EYTP offers all e-learning materials in all partner languages, with main feature: web application compatible with all smart devices. It creates a digital record in a form of a client’s diary allowing counsellors to treat their clients holistically. It’s worth to point out that this is probably the first web application that was ever developed specifically for counselling with the IPS model. The end goal for the project is to help at least 600 NEETs towards the way to their socio-economic independence, and we are proud to report that we are almost at the finish line.

Target groups:

  • Coaches providing counselling
  • Young people not in employment, education or training

Project Partners:

CountryProject partner statusInstitutionType of institutionCity
SloveniaLead partnerPublic University of PtujPublicPtuj
HungaryBeneficiary partnerInterregio Forum AssociationNGOBudapest
RomaniaBeneficiary partnerAsociatia EIVANGOArad
SpainBeneficiary partnerTesla Technologies & Software S.LPrivateSantiago de Compostela
NorwayExpertise partnerFønix ASNon-profitSandefjord

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