“Independent People” is an 18-month ERASMUS+ strategic partnership project (from January 2021 to June 2022), aimed at practitioners in the youth work or associated fields. They will collaborate and share good practices regarding the non-formal development of soft skills for disadvantaged young people (e.g. self-confidence, resilience, motivation, etc.)
Who are the 3 partner organisations?
What are the aims of the project?
The 3 partners all support similar target groups of young people and by sharing practices we will:
- Develop a common soft skills framework, e.g. through a process of identifying similarities and differences within each partners’ socio-economic and operational contexts (culture, norms and values, employer expectations, etc.)
- Explore different non-formal learning methods that partners use to help young people develop soft skills
- Develop a common “passport”, which helps young people evidence and demonstrate their soft skills
- Create an internet-based training package to help youth workers transfer and apply successful non-formal soft skills delivery methodologies
This passport has been created with the input of all 3 organisations and the young people they work with.