Summary of project results
Unemployement of youth is an issue in Eastern Slovakia. It is caused by many factors (economic stagnation, not appropriate education system, etc.). Situation is even worse in regarding excluded groups and Roma population. In fact, they are not accepted in vacancies due their origin though formal reason is lack of experience and skills. Project was focused on improving skills of young people (age 18-30, part of them were Roma) in Eastern Slovakia in order to increase their employability. In total 28 young people passed comprehensive set of educational activities (trainings on personal development, short volunteering, assessment by personnel agency, simulated interview in HR department of large company). The public awareness raising campaign was also part of the project - almost 500 young people participated in set of events (discussions, film festival, etc.) focused on topics of social exclusion. Two larger events were organized about the project topics. Film festival (3 individual film evenings) and international conference (85 participants from 5 countries). The project achieved it goals in several ways. It increased employementability of 28 people, 5 of them got job offer already during the project implementation. New methodology of training was developed and tested during the project, with strong emphasize on practical experience in real HR world. In addition, project raised discusiions in Košice about exclusion of disadvanced people from a labour market and how to tackle it. The partner, the Cinefil assosiation, was organizer of part of the project - the film festival consisting of 3 evenings. It was responsible not only for organizing, but also promotion and dissemination. In addition they made a film about the project.
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