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Series of local trainings on youth unemployment - Making awareness for you(th) unemployment
Date: 10.12.2015

We continue the series of articles on the final phase of our annual work plan "Let's build our future together! - opening the door to the labor market", which if co-financed by the Council of Europe through the European Youth Foundation . After taking part to our international training course "Let me lead you(th) to success" and after learning about youth unemployment, the participants went back in their countries and acted as multipliers, organizing a local training course on youth unemployment for young people in their movements.

Making awareness for you(th) unemployment
On the 29th of November 2015, we organised a local training course about youth unemployment. It was great fun to work with the people from my organisation. First I gave them some information about the Council of Europe, which finances the project through the European Youth Foundation and about MIJARC and why we were organizing that training course and what I had learned on the international training we had in Malta. Then we started with some games for getting a funny start in the not so funny topic of unemployment especially young unemployment in Austria and all over Europe. The first game showed that people who take an internship will probably get a job more easily, but it is also possible to get a job without an internship. The second game was more or less use to make clear that you cannot always get the job you want and maybe sometimes you have to work first in another job just for getting money and better chances. Then, we introduced some facts about unemployment in Europe and underlined these facts with the KUBB-game. After this we presented the best practices from all over Europe. Then the participants had one hour to work on the best practices and to explore what we can do in our organisation to fight against young unemployment.

All in al, itl was a great day and it was interesting for me because some of the participants had even thought before about unemployment, since in Austria the youth unemployment isn’t very high. So on this training course we tried to make participants more aware of youth unemployment and also make them sensible about the topic iusing different methods we developed during the training course in Malta.