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Team Up for NEETS – Innovation for Youth Employability

  • Organisation: StreetfootballWorld
  • Theme: Contribution of Sport to Employability
  • When: 1st Oct 2015 – 30 Sept 2017
  • Scope: EU-wide project

Topic: Validation of non-formal and informal learning / Awareness raising campaign / Guidance towards recognition & assessment of skills / Sport and Employability

Sector: Generic / Youth / Sport oriented

Funding: 219 329,00 through Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships for Youth

Context: Europe’s generation aged between 15 and 24 faces a plethora of structural challenges. This group of roughly 94 million Europeans lives in a fully globalized society and has been hit hard by the effects of the economic crisis. As a result, more than 4.5 million young people are unemployed today in the EU. Although the latest news on youth unemployment are encouraging (with a decrease over the last two years from more than 23% to less than 21% today) the unemployment rate in the EU remains very high.

Furthermore, there has been a surge of young people not in employment, education or training (NEETs) in the EU which incurs high costs and affects not only the individual, but society as a whole. These young people are vulnerable to a wide range of negative social conditions, such as social exclusion, crime, and mental and physical health problems. More than 7 million young people in the EU between 15 and 24 are in this situation. 11% of those between 18 and 24 are early school leavers.

Brief description of the initiative (aim and activities): Streetfootballworld has joined forces with community organisations throughout the continent to launch Team Up for NEETs– a pan-European project, supported by ERAMUS+ in the framework of Strategic Partnerships for Youth. The project targets youth workers, teachers and NGOs working with young Europeans who are not in education, employment or training (NEETS) and equips them with the skills they need to build new paths towards a sustainable livelihood. Through a combination of non-formal education, sport-based youth work and employability training, the programme offers an innovative approach to Europe’s most pressing social challenge.

The primary focus of “Team Up for NEETs!” was the development of a shared toolkit of best practices to increase youth employability through football based programmes and an impact measurement framework for football for good organisations working to reduce youth unemployment.

Team Up! has provided the opportunity to share knowledge and best practice between partner organisations in order to increase their expertise in the field, improve their programmes and extend their impact. Throughout the funding period, members of Team Up! have met in Germany, France, the UK, Hungary and Ireland, in order to develop the toolkit and better understand the programmes and activities of all of the partner organisations.

Target: Youth workers, teachers and NGOs working with young Europeans who are not in education, employment or training (NEETS)

Main results:

  • A shared toolkit of best practices to increase youth employability through football based programmes
  •  An impact measurement framework for football for good organisations working to reduce youth unemployment.

Factors of success: Quality of the consortium => Some of the Team Up members focus predominantly on delivering footballbased employability programmes for NEET young people; others are large, diverse organisations with a multitude of different services (e.g. social services, homeless shelters etc) and their football-based employability programme is just one programme of many.

Barriers overcome: -

Website/contact: http://www.streetfootballworld.org/sites/default/files/Team%20Up%20Toolkit_EN_1.pdf

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