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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Why Do We Need To Invest In Young Entrepreneurs?

Our long-term economic health and ability to address social and environmental problems is based on our ability to innovate. Young adults possess a variety of innovator traits, ranging from creativity to a willingness to challenge the status quo, which offer a valuable source of untapped potential. There is research that suggests that our innovation potential begins to decline…

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