Common Ground Camp

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in an unprecedented way. The world as we knew it, no longer exists. The need to provide easy access to healthcare and education services, basic income security has become more urgent than ever. On top of that, the potential of digitalization to protect and improve health and wellbeing…

Enter to Transform – An International Project to Support Entrepreneurship Actions of Recognized Refugee Re-Starters

Together with an international consortium of French, Dutch, Irish and German partners, FIAP e.V. has been implementing the project “ENTER to Transform” since April 2020 to support start-ups and entrepreneurial activities of disadvantaged groups – in this case recognized refugees from North-West Europe (NWE). The project is funded by the Interreg NWE program. In order…

Helping youth to recover from Covid19

It is clear that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will have severe global health, social, and economic impact on people and economies. To date, the science and statistics indicate that while the youth and children are not bearing the brunt of the COVID-19, measures to curb the spread of the virus, will impact the youth very…

Trends in youth employment

The visible trend of the last two decades is decline of youth participation in the labour force. One of the main and positive reasons is increased enrollment in scholarization in secondary and tertiary education, resulting in a better-skilled workforce in many countries. The negative aspect is still a significant number of people who are not…

Tackling Youth Unemployment: The European Green Deal and European Youth Guarantee – Opportunities and Challenges

The European Commission’s initiative to “reinforce the Youth Guarantee aims to support young people gaining work experience and developing skills as well as to boost employability and entrepreneurship for a green economy. There is no doubt that the COVID-19 crisis will worsen employment opportunities, and it is feared that young women and men are hit…

Participatory Design Of Evaluation

Participatory design is a popular model of impact evaluation design. It does not guarantee as much reliability and precision as experimental or quasi-experimental designs, but it brings broader range of perspectives. In participatory evaluation you refer to the perceptions of the participants of the evaluated project and, on the basis of the data obtained from…

GLOSSARY OF PROJECT TERMS

Activity (of the evaluated project) – actions aimed at a specific target group, which contribute to the achievement of the planned outputs and outcomes, and then to the achievement of the project objectives. Example: Training in dyeing fabrics of 20 young mothers (who were unemployed at the start of the project and had to be…