Youth Unemployment Solutions (YES) Montenegro

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Overview of the participation, design, implementation of
Youth Employment Solutions in Montenegro

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Youth Unemployment Solutions (YES) Montenegro

  1. 1. YYouth EEmployment SSolutions UN System in Montenegro
  2. 2. BACKGROUNDBACKGROUND EMPLOYMENTEMPLOYMENT young people main concern, top life aspiration & priority (post 2015, KAP study) PARTICIPATIOPARTICIPATIO NN young people willing to get involved in decision-making and solving social issues INTERNETINTERNET USAGEUSAGE majority of young people in our country actively use internet SOCIALSOCIAL COMBINATION OF THESE 3 TRENDS INTO WEB PORTAL FOR COLLABORATIVE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS PARTICIPATIVE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF Youth Employment Solutions www.mladi-odrzivabuducnost.me
  3. 3. BACKGROUND THE PROCESS: MANAGEMENTMANAGEMENT && FACILITATIONFACILITATION
  4. 4. BACKGROUND PROCESSPROCESS – Solutions were designed through a 4-stages process: AREASAREAS - People discussed and suggested solutions in three areas: ENTREPRENEURSHIP INSTITUTIONSSKILLS
  5. 5. NGO CIVIC CREATIVE CENTRE - Cetinje Motivating young people to start their own business NGO LET`S REVIVE THE VILLAGE - Pljevlja Promoting rural tourism as a self-employment niche NGO LET`S REVIVE THE VILLAGE - Pljevlja Providing young people with skills for green house production NGO ART VISION - Rožaje Developing a web site for promoting and booking private accommodation
  6. 6. BACKGROUND in NUMBERSin NUMBERS 4 SOLUTIONS4 SOLUTIONS RECEIVED FUNDINGSRECEIVED FUNDINGS AMONGAMONG 14 SOLUTIONS14 SOLUTIONS POSTED ONLINEPOSTED ONLINE 1074110741 TOTAL UNIQUE VISITS OF THETOTAL UNIQUE VISITS OF THE PORTALPORTAL 4040 YOUNG PPL PARTICIPATED IN FACE-2-FACE WORKSHOPYOUNG PPL PARTICIPATED IN FACE-2-FACE WORKSHOP 7,5057,505 VOTES FOR THE POSTED SOLUTIONSVOTES FOR THE POSTED SOLUTIONS
  7. 7. MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTSMAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS Talking the Talk & Walking the Walk GRASPING THE MOMENTUMCombining major youth aspirations, concerns, trends and behaviors PARTICIPATIO NYoung people not just asked and being decoration, BUT identified problems, discussed them, proposed solutions and dared to implement themINTEGRATION Involving youth from vulnerable groups through face-to-face workshops INNOVATION First project of this type in Montenegro: online collaborative discussion and design of solutions, new partnerships PILOTING Vast learning space for future similar endeavors; return on investment high
  8. 8. ……AND WE LEARNEDAND WE LEARNED FEW LESSONSFEW LESSONS Innovative initiatives should be allocated adequate amount of time, since innovation implies trying and failing. Testing phase is one of crucial stages of the process, thus more space should be provided for that Young people are most interested in concrete actions and ideas, compared to discussions Face-to-face interaction and outreach are substantial for both involving vulnerable groups and viral promotion of the portal
  9. 9. MATIJA, 30 “…put focus of education system on practical skills acquisition” ADIS, 30 “…promote and support young people to educate for technical and vocational professions” DIMITRIJE, 18 “…integrate all employment–related services and programs, introduce no interest loans schemes, cut on paper and car usage in public administration and use the savings for youth employment programs” IF I HAD SUPER-POWERS, I WOULD…IF I HAD SUPER-POWERS, I WOULD…
  10. 10. FURTHER INFO AVAILABLE Blogs about the initiative: http://bit.ly/1eWeEBb http://bit.ly/1cgQbot Project focal point: Jelena Miljanic jelena.miljanic@one.un.org

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