“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.
Founded in 2002, Humber Learning Consortium (HLC) is a learning and skills partnership hub organisation. We provide a “single port of call” that enables funders to engage with small providers, especially – though not exclusively – voluntary organisations.
Our partnership approach has made us one of Yorkshire & the Humber’s largest and most experienced European Social Fund (ESF) and National Lottery Community Fund deliverers.
We work with delivery partners to strengthen local learning and skills delivery capacity. By connecting, developing and supporting organisations, to access and deliver contracts that might ordinarily be out of their reach.
We have an absolute commitment to disadvantaged learners and a strong focus on the development of our delivery partners.
- We value collaborative working to enhance the role of the voluntary and community sector in the learning agenda
- We believe the sector is best placed to work with hard to reach learners and make a positive difference to their lives and aspirations
- We believe in a team ethos with everyone working together, supporting each other and valuing the diversity that individuals bring from their own experiences and background
- We believe that learners should be at the heart of decision-making
- We strive for excellence in all we do
Vzw aPart focuses on children, young people, young adults and families in a vulnerable position. We offer temporary support and guidance for specific target groups in various working methods and modules: residential care (with CANO-methodology) for adolescent young people, a day centre in the north side of Ghent, context guidance, assisted living, supportive guidance, individual guidance, class and school projects, projects in the context of work and care and access to the labour market.
Vzw aPart values:
- We trust the forces and the possibilities of the learners
Karlstad municipality (Labor market and social service administration) has in-depth knowledge and experience of working with young people. If you are between 16-24 years old and don´t study or work, you can go to Young Arena. To be part of Young Arena is voluntary.
Young Arena work together with the public healthcare, the public employment office, employers and educators to give parallel support to young people in their efforts to get a job or start studying.
As a participant you can participate in individual and group activities, focused on health, education and employment. The participant sets the pace and the plan – their own interests and motivations are in focus.