The main challenge that the SOCIALNEET project addresses is the reintegration of young people (NEETs) into the labor market – our core objective is the establishment of social innovative business solutions and the finding of employment in social enterprises by young unemployed people aged between 18-29 and 25-29 years old in particular. The NEETs will be trained and gain work-based experience in one or more social economy and civil society organisations. Expected results constitute the rise of employability of NEETS from vulnerable groups of society in five main sectors such as culture and tourism industry, health care, agriculture, IT and open source software, and alternative energy sources. We also aim to build an expert transnational cooperation network in 6 EU countries, to increase skills acquisition of former NEETs. The project results will be measured through a monitoring and evaluation system established in all participating organisations and the establishment of quantitative and qualitative indicators. The methods used, the tools and the structures established within the project will be replicable and able to be funded within other European funding and national programs, ensuring in this way the sustainability of projects outcomes and outputs.

Target groups:

  • Young unemployed people between 18-29, with an emphasis on the 25-29 years olds
  • The social economy and civil society organisations

Project Partners:

CountryProject partner statusInstitutionType of institutionCity
GreeceLead partnerInstitute of Social Economy StudiesNGOAthens
GreeceBeneficiary partnerInstitute of Industrial and Business Education & TrainingPublicAthens
ItalyBeneficiary partnerCraftsmen Association of TerniPrivateTerni
PolandBeneficiary partnerJanusz Korczak Pedagogical UniversityNon-public higher education institutionWarsaw
PortugalBeneficiary partnerPolytechnic Institute of BragancaPublicBragança
SloveniaBeneficiary partnerUniversity of PrimorskaPublicKoper
SpainBeneficiary partnerMunicipality of MataroPublicMataro
BelgiumExpertise partnerEuropean Network of Cities and Regions for the Social EconomyNGOBrussels

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