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KA2 Youth INN GIG UP

The gig economy as an activator for employability skills inunemployed youth

The main aim of the GIG UP project is to contribute to the empowerment of young people in the world of work. In the contemporary labour market, in fact, characterised by emerging forms of economy such as the GIG Economy, young people tend to experience, in most cases, precarious forms of work, while others, not having work experience yet, are short of tools to enter the labour market. The contribution of the GIG UP project stems from this context and aims to offer a programme that strengthens and fosters the development of transversal skills needed to enter a rapidly changing world. The main skills the project will work on are: development of critical thinking and creativity, adaptability and entrepreneurial mindset.

EU Grant:  221.250,00
Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Cooperation partnerships in youth
Action Type: KA220-YOU

PROJECT COORDINATOR
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN [DE]

PROJECT PARTNERS:
1 – VERNIAN RTI [CY]
2 – LIBERA UNIVERSITA DI 3 – LINGUE E COMUNICAZIONE [IT]
3 – ACCION LABORAL PLATAFORMA PARA LA IMPLANTACION DE PROGRAMAS DE INCLUSION LABORAL EN COLECTIVOS  DESFAVORECIDOS [SP]
4 – INNOVATION HIVE [GR]
5 – MINE VAGANTI NGO [IT]

PROJECT TOPICS:
– NEET’s barriers to employment
– Support NEET in the smooth transition to the labour market
– Using the gig economy as a activator for employability skills

TARGET GROUPS
Direct:
– Youth associations and NGOs
– NGOs, VET schools, HEIs, employment service;
– Any educator (youth workers, educators, HR managers, mentors, coaches, and career advisers in VET and HEI organizations or employment services …) in charge of fostering NEETs / youth employability skills;

Indirect:
– Young people who only experienced precarious work forms or that never worked before
– Unemployed/under-unemployed youth or NEETs

PROJECT’S OBJECTIVES

The GIG UP project objectives are:
-Increase participants employability skills, encompassing digital skills, entrepreneurial skills, communication skills, critical thinking and  problem solving;
– Provide basic knowledge on finance literacy to manage unstable incomes from different sources;
– Help participants to understand their workers’ rights as employees and citizens, and how to behave and perform better in a work situation.

APPROACH / METHODOLOGY
During the present proposal, the 6 diverse partners will create the GIG UP program such as a package of micro-courses and a skills framework and assessment tools, using the gig economy as an activator for employability skills, entrepreneurial and organizational skills in young people about to enter the labour market. 

PROJECT ACTIVITIES

Transnational Project Meetings
– Kick-Off Meeting
– TPM2
– Final Evaluation Meeting

Project results
– GIG UP Library and skills grid
– Handbook for practitioners