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KA1 Youth ESC Job “Solidarity Innovation Design”

The project “Solidarity Innovation Design” (SID) involved an Italian worker for a period of one year.

The purpose of the project was to enable youngsters in order to acquire the proper skills and competencies to make a start in the labor market while contributing to addressing important societal challenges by means of a structural work plan, namely:

– Project design training;

– Project management through work shadowing;

– Implementation and participation in local solidarity initiatives.

Mine Vaganti NGO wanted to exploit the potential of the ESC program to support the engagement of the participants and local youngsters in accessible and high-quality solidarity activities, starting from the behind-the-scenes of the project proposal concerning the design of specific project proposals focused on the topics of the strengthening cohesion, solidarity, democracy, and citizenship in Europe.

Under this perspective, specific objectives were both to give a chance to the participant to acquire and improve his/her employability in the framework of youth work and to promote solidarity in the local community.

Therefore, these experiences enhanced the positive societal change, while at the same time improving their skills and competencies for personal, educational, social, cultural, and professional development, supporting, moreover, transition into the labor market and providing them adequate job skills in the framework of the project design and managing.