The European Labour Market

Erasmus+ funded training course in Madrid, Spain 5 th -11th of June 2017


“The european labour market for youth” is a Training Course directed to youth workers and youth leaders to empower the work of their NGOs in the field of youth employability. Often, for youngsters, to orientate in today’s European labour market, affected by a deep economic crisis, and with an increasing competition within it, has become extremely complicated. Following the Europe 2020 Strategy, we wish to support youth organizations in developing an inclusive growth approach in their local communities, equipping their youth workers with valuable tools to empower youth employability, developing their coaching, career guidance and motivation skills, to support young people in their realities to be active in their labour market and in the European one. Moreover, we’ll provide them space to network, share best practices, define obstacles and challenges in different contexts, and work together on practical solutions to be implemented in each of their local contexts. Therefore, for 7 days, the 16 participants coming from 8 different countries will work together in Madrid, Spain, to learn more about practical tools to boost employability skills of youngsters, providing them ideas for practical guidance, sharing instruments for European labour market and mobility opportunities, furnishing hints and tools on how to build effective CVs or deal with job interviews, and giving examples on how Formal, Non-formal and Informal education can contribute to the personal and professional growth of an individual. The main methodology used will be the Non Formal Education, completed with some theoretical inputs, and we will use creative and interactive methods such as simulations, presentations, brainstorming, fish bowl, open debates and theatre.


  • To enhance participant’s competences on career guidance, counselling, orienteering, and coaching with practical tools
  • To explore and map platforms, portals, strategies and websites for European job opportunities and the ways to use them to enhance active job search of young people
  • To develop a network of youth workers and leaders among EU and the Western Balkans to collect and promote best practices, challenges, ideas, obstacles and policies related with youth employability in Europe
  • To share and create efficient and creative models for CV creation and undertaking of job interviews
  • To empower the role of the Erasmus + programme and Non Formal Education as tools to boost the employability and labour market awareness of youngsters.

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