My Generation At Work URBACTII - Thessaloniki: Introduction

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This presentation is an introduction to the activities included in Thessaloniki, one of the eleven partners of the project entitled as "My Generation At Work" which is an URBACTII project.
For more:
http://urbact.eu/en/projects/active-inclusion/my-generation-at-work/homepage/
The project aims in contributing to the local youth employment and its final goal is to develop a local action plan for youth employment for each partner.

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My Generation At Work URBACTII - Thessaloniki: Introduction

  1. 1. Dr. Peri Kourakli European Projects and Youth Policy Thessaloniki European Youth Capital 2014 p.kourakli@thessaloniki2014.gr
  2. 2. TRANSFORMING YOUTH POLICY Policy analysis, learning network and action development tools for managers and projects My Generation 11/2008-08/2011 Antwerp| Belgium, Birmingham|UK, Gdansk|Poland, Glasgow|UK, Gothenburg|Sweden, Patras|Greece, Riga|Latvia, Rotterdam|Netherlands, Valencia|Spain, Warsaw|Poland, Tirgu- Mures|Romania Why?
  3. 3. Pictures from: ”About You” - Short Comic for the Young about My Generation Ideas in Toolbox 4 http://urbact.eu/en/projects/active-inclusion/my-generation/homepage/ …to self reliance..via co-creation..…From disengagement.. In CITYSCAPE there are active transitions ”Underground”: Informal“, Life based learning ”Above”: Formal education Why?
  4. 4. Who?
  5. 5. Thessaloniki-European Youth Capital 2014, Greek International Business Association, Commercial Association of Thessaloniki, Aristotle University, Alexandrio Technological Institution, Mediterranean College, Ergani, Young Farmers, Youth Entrepreneurs, young entrepreneurs Antwerp| Belgium, Braga| Portugal, Gdansk|Poland, Glasgow|UK, Maribor| Slovenia, Riga|Latvia, Rotterdam|Netherlands, Tampere| Finland, Torino| Italy, Thessaloniki| Greece, Valencia|Spain, Warsaw|Poland When? Who? 05/2012- 10/2012 02/2013 - 04/2015
  6. 6. Where?
  7. 7. GETTING THE INNOVATION SPIRAL WORKING: Social Innovation Pilots = GO FOR IT! How? The starting point/problem/challenge of your MGatWork project Ideas how to solve the challenge in your city GFI’s, Pilots, experiments leading to prototypes of a new service Consolidating the new service into practice (into Local Action Plans) Diffusing the new service model broader Changing the whole concept/work culture of the service
  8. 8. Kick-off workshop with Youth Employment Stakeholders Create hybrid spaces for organizing creative workshops & ideas - best practices exchange Encourage young people through information dissemination so to create constructive - interactive dialogue Promote internships focusing on the active involvement of educational institutions and businesses Networking between youth and local organizations to promote youth entrepreneurship Cohesion and coherence between theory and practice Networking between urban and rural communities Promote better networking and dissemination on entrepreneurship through Thessaloniki- EYC 2014 Thessaloniki
  9. 9. Thessaloniki Go For it!! Survival Guide for Youth Employment Structure of the Guide Looking for a position as an employee or partner Creating something on my own Relevant events in the city - region Outcome An useful tool for communicating essential messages – bases for mentoring
  10. 10. Thessaloniki Go For it!! E- Survey on Youth Entrepreneurship Topics of the Survey Mapping Youth Entrepreneurship in Thessaloniki Proposals for the Local Action Plan Methods Cooperation with Aristotle University Use surveymonkey for a broader sample Forward the survey to our contacts Outcome A much better picture on the Youth Entrepreneurship based on real data
  11. 11. Thessaloniki Go For it!! Anything more? You won’t see us So check regularly our and become a volunteer Yes!!!! More to come

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