Youth employment and transitioning from school to work is an important EU priority. The EU supports young people’s employment and social inclusion through various initiatives and EU funds like Erasmus+. An example of such a project funded by the Erasmus+ programme is DIG IN, of which we’ve been partners of since 2020.
Let’s look at one of DIG IN’s results, which is important for educators who wish to teach the DIG IN programme.
What Is The DIG IN Project?
The DIG IN project seeks to establish new strategies to reach and motivate NEETs, train them and increase their employability through entrepreneurship, among others.
For the project, it is essential to understand the NEETs’ experiences and how they communicate. That way, we will be able to reach young people and engage with them as a first step. Then, by understanding the most efficient ways to train them, the results will be more promising.
Following our previous result on “Digital mentoring for digital natives“, our partnership has created a “DIG IN Programme Guide”, for educators.
The DIG IN Programme Guide
The DIG IN Guidebook consists of theoretical information and practical instructions on organising the programme.
The program employs a variety of techniques (non-formal learning activities, collaborative learning, online and off-line activities, individual and group initiatives, and exercises organized following the five LICET values. They are linked to specific skills and competencies related to entrepreneurship and enterprise organization. They deal with:
- Territory, culture, and the local community: how to be proactive in the economic and social development of the local community.
- Innovation and improvement: promoting creativity and co-creation of value by diffusing knowledge and information while encouraging collaboration.
- Competitiveness, correctness, economic sustainability: how to support efficient management, share objectives, and foresee benefit for the whole network.
- Environmental sustainability: how to diminish the impact on the environment and use resources efficiently
- Taking care of people’s health and social responsibility: how to make ethical, safe, healthy choices to respond to people’s needs.
The DIG IN programme guide contains instructions on how to organise online and offline activities and how to use the tools and materials in the digital toolbox. The programme will help NEETS make informed choices in relation their education, training, employment, and their participation in society.
Overall, it is a comprehensive collection of everything educators need to know about NEETs and their training. It contains theory and statistics about youth unemployment, NEETs, and youth entrepreneurship.
Stay updated with the DIG IN programme and its results by following its official website.