Building Empowering Environment For Youth Employability

KA2 capacity building project


BEE  aimed at creating an empowering environment to enable young people to undergo a work-based learning period and to foster links between formal education, non-formal education and labour market.
BEE promoted a holistic approach and structured cross-sectorial cooperation for raising youth employability.
BEE contributed in achieving the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy and objectives of the strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training. BEE supported the priorities of Erasmus+ namely stating “in order to reduce youth unemployment, improve the wide range of transversal skills, which are needed to raise young people’s achievement in education and training and to prepare them for modern social and working life, can be further developed through out-of-school activities, in non-formal and informal learning settings” [COM(2013)8193].
BEE enhance the capacity of youth organizations and improved young people’s access to the labour market through providing them with work-based learning opportunities. This was achieved by equipping youth organizations with tools that bridge the sectors and create cross-sectorial networking in each partner country, this was also interconnected on international level.

The objectives of the project were:
– to foster cooperation, exchange of knowledge and capacity development in the field of work-based learning mobility between the partner countries;
– to create and reinforce synergies between formal education sector, non-formal education and labour market and to set up environment for cross-sectorial cooperation for youth employability;
– to provide youth organizations with guidance and tools for bridging the sectors and creating an empowering environment for work-based learning;
– to create new tools and methods that promote work-based learning mobility as a complementary education path in order to support boosting employability of young people;
– to support and facilitate creation of cross-sectorial networking on global level thus set up space for creation of new work-based learning mobility opportunities for young people.

Through BEE project, the partners contributed to the development of a manual in order to ensure the sustainability and multiplication of its results beyond the project lifetime and setting up space for further cooperation in the field of work-based learning.

The manual focuses on good practices and ways to implement holistic approach that links formal education, labor market, youths and public institutions.


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BEE – the manual

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