_MG_5793_resizeMonday, the 7th of April 2014, within the Youth in Work project, implemented by the Social Development Center with partners from Italy, a group of 18 youngsters, out of whom four from Italy, will make an experience exchange visit in Iaşi. The main destinations will be represented by the Next to You Foundation (ADV) and the Touristic Promotion Center within CJ Iaşi (Departmental Council Iaşi). The focus of the action will be larger, including other local organizations that offer projects addressed to the young population.

The purpose is represented by the familiarization of the participants with local policies to support youngsters for integration in the labor market. Part of the day will be dedicated to a round table with the topic of socio-professional integration of youngsters, at which all Romanian youngsters involved in the project and representatives of young participants in Italy will participate. The evening will be fully to the disposal of the participants. The group of Italian youngsters will be accompanied by an INFOR representative and by a representative of the San Secondo di Pinerolo City Hall, organizations that are partners in the project.

_MG_5806_resizeThe youngsters will have had the possibility to know each other well before, because they will participate on the 5th and 6th of April at a comprehensive series of training activities.

The experience exchange activities, as well as the training sessions, are part of a project undertaken by the Social Development Center in partnership with the “Petre Andrei” Academic Foundation, INFOR Italy and the San Secondo di Pinerolo City Hall (Torino), Italy. The project is financed by the European Union through the Youth in Action program. The project proposes to approach the concept of participative democracy through a program that involves youngsters in active debates regarding the situation of the young population in general in the labor market at the level of the European Union. The Youth in Work project proposes to approach the concept of participative democracy through a program that involves youngsters in active debates regarding the situation of the young population in general in the labor market at the level of the European Union.

_MG_5826_resizeThe Youth in Work project proposes to approach this concept step-by-step, first starting from facilitating information transfer (by understanding existing policies in the field at EU and national level during the training, as well as by transferring information and competencies in the project design field, the creation of projects being an activity through which youngsters can get involved actively in implementing development ideas), by examining their implementation (visits to public institutions or other organizations that handle the youth problems in the labor market in Romania and Italy), by debates and dialogue that leads to sketching some intervention proposals for improving existing policies. Youngsters participating in the project will experiment this way the concepts of participative democracy and active citizenship, by participating in various scheduled activities (training and round table with debates), by taking part in visits that will be organized at the local institutions/NGOs in both countries, during which they will have the possibility to talk to their representatives, formulate proposals and projects in the field of improving the situation of youngsters in the labor market. This way, the endeavor will make the voice of youngsters to be heard in a context in which their situation regarding their integration in the labor market is deteriorating at an increasing speed.

_MG_5922_resizeFor additional information, you may consult the Internet page of The Social Development Center, Projects Section – www.centruldezvoltaresociala.ro or the Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/CentrulDeDezvoltareSociala or call the telephone number 0744 506013 – Anca TOMPEA, email office@centruldezvoltaresociala.ro.