Izabela Gawęcka is an expert on culture management. Izabela will conduct evaluation of the Polish Red Cross project focusing on activation and organization of the path of acquiring and improving social skills by young people up to the age of 29 on the labor market from the Lublin Voivodeship. She will focus on evaluation that will help to improve subsequent editions of the project and its variants. Izabela wants to look into whether the proposed model of activating and supporting young people made it possible to achieve the assumed effects and to examine what factors influenced the educational process and forms of support.
Meet Dr Bogusław Kosel and Maja Ewa Musialik. The two are going to evaluate an ongoing project called “Joint youth employment initiative towards meeting the cross-border labour market needs.” Our two researchers will concentrate on verifying to what extent the proposed approach and methodology of shaping creative and entrepreneurial attitudes in the target group achieves the intended results. They want to focus on the education process and the results of the Creativity and Entrepreneurship Course workshops for music school students from Poland and Lithuania. Their methodology includes surveys and observations of the project participants from Poland and Lithuania, interviews with workshop leaders and analysing training materials.
Third project selected for funding from Youth Impact‘s Research Excellence Programme is Dominika Romejko‘s project. Dominika was selected to focus on impact evaluation of the long-term results of the project aimed at increasing employability among people between 15-29 years old. The aim of the proposed evaluation is to explore the labour market situation of the participants after the project and their opinion on whether the quality and support provided by the project were effective, so that the institution could use this information to improve their future activities. Dominika will use qualitative methods and conduct individual in-depth interviews with participants and project staff, so the evaluation could be organized in a participatory manner.
Youth Impact‘s fourth project selected for funding from the Research Excellence programme is Karolina Wójcik-Smołucha’ s project. Karolina, who completed YI blended learning evaluation course (WP4), will evaluate a project which aims to improve the professional and social skills of vocational school students in Rybnik. The activities of the evaluated project are to improve the quality of vocational education, ensure the expansion of the school’s educational offer with activities that increase the employability of its students, and contribute to the promotion of vocational education. The purpose of Karolina’s evaluation will be primarily to value the project results, as well as to provide specific guidelines helpful in the implementation of further projects of this type. The details of the evaluation scope will be developed in cooperation with the vocational school in Rybnik to assure its conclusions are useful for designing and operating of similar projects.