It is with great pleasure that we are announcing the successful completion of our Training course as part of the Project “Coaching for Youth 2.0” Co-funded by the European Union.
“Coaching for Youth 2.0” was conceived as a training course with the aim of reducing the number of young people in the category of NEET across 9 EU countries.
The project runs between 01/10/2020 and 30/12/2021. The direct benefit of the project is offering coaching services to young people aged between 16-24 years old from 9 European communities: Maracena (Spain), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Targu-Jiu (Romania), Torino (Italy), Kırklareli (Turkey), Thessaloniki (Greece), Szeged (Hungary), Ostrava (Czech Republic), Funchal (Portugal). The subjects of interest for young people that we focused on were: continuation of studies, choosing a job, local and international volunteering.
As a result of the training course, we managed to:
- Increase the capacity of 27 youth workers to offer coaching services to young people with reduced opportunities.
- Increase the employment chances and opportunities of minimum 270 young people from 9 European countries over a period of 9 months.
- Develop a new coaching programme.
- Deliver 81 coaching sessions across the 9 European communities.
In the long-term, in the local communities and at the European level, the partner organizations will promote in their activities with young people the use of the coaching services developed. Moreover, we aim at implementing more Coaching Projects at the European level and develop a Big Collaborative Project in order to create a new methodology on coaching for young people. Our aim is substantially based on data that we have collected and analysed as a result of the questionnaire that the members of the project administered in their communities to a total of 471 people.
Being asked whether they have benefited of coaching sessions before, 58% of the respondents answer that they have not, 27% have benefited and 13% did not know. We have also found out that 46% of the respondents would like to have the coaching sessions in person, while 33% of them do not have any preference and only 19% would like to have them online. All in all, young people agreed that they are interested to participate in Coaching sessions for the following reasons: personal career and continuation of studies.