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Norway Grants: Norwegian/Icelandic/Liechtenstein’s project partner sought – career guidance, entrepreneurship, mentoring, development of digital skills (literacy), young people, (young) immigrants.

Country of Origin: Slovenia
Reference Number: RDSI20210913001
Publication Date: 13 September 2021

Summary

A Slovenian institution for adult education wants to submit a project proposal to the Norway Grants call. The project focuses on facilitating the transition from the school system to employment for young people. The project addresses several topics (career, entrepreneurship, digital skills) and focuses on different groups. A Norwegian/Icelandic/Liechtenstein’s project partner with expertise in career guidance, entrepreneurship, mentoring, digital skills, working with young immigrants is sought.

Description

The Slovenian institution for adult education is currently writing project proposal that focuses on facilitating the transition from the school system to employment for teenagers and young adults between 14 and 29 years of age, to be submitted to the currently open call of Norway grants. There are some groups of people and several issues that the project would like to focus on:
The transition from the education system to employment is often difficult. When an individual leaves formal education, he/she is often left to himself/herself, at least to some extent, in the search for employment. Many only then begin thinking about how to start, how to write a good resume, how to prepare for a job interview, how to introduce and properly present themselves…
Young immigrants who came to Slovenia to reunite with other family members are particularly vulnerable in this transition. Immigrant young people who are not in school have fewer opportunities to learn Slovene, which is an additional obstacle in finding a job and adopting the employment system in Slovenia. Due to the factors mentioned above, they would be a special target group of the project. At the same time, the project will focus also on the consultants (eg at the Employment Agency of Slovenia) who constantly meet young immigrants.
More and more young people do not see themselves in established professions and are thinking about starting their own business. Entrepreneurial skills, in general, are proving to be increasingly important for employment, so it is recommended that young people develop those skills.
In the future, many professions will cease to exist, new ones will be developed, and the majority of them will be related to digital skills. Although young people are adept at using smart devices and applications, it is becoming increasingly clear that their digital skills, such as navigating in and between different digital environments, searching for information, judging its credibility and relevance, and often also using computers are, in fact, underdeveloped. The project will, therefore, pay special attention to the development of digital competencies of young people. The digital implementation of some project activities is, at the same time, inevitable due to the uncertain epidemic situation, which is changing extremely quickly and unpredictably.
Finally, the project will focus on employers, mentors and counsellors working with young people. When a young person successfully completes an interview and comes to work, it may happen that the niche does not accept them. Rarely does anyone have the appropriate mentoring skills or enough experience to be able to hire a new employee. Induction exists, but it is fragmented in seemingly unrelated parts. Information usually comes from different sources, which can be burdensome. Many people do not even know how to induct a new employee. With the help of this project, we want to address those on the other side of employment, so that they will be able to offer new employees a supportive environment and raise awareness of its importance.
The project coordinator is searching for a Norwegian/Icelandic or Liechtenstein’s project partner who has knowledge and expertise in career guidance, entrepreneurship, mentoring / mentor systems, digital skills, working with young immigrants. Collaboration is sought under research cooperation agreement.

The deadline for the EoIs: 20/09/2021
The official deadline for the call: 30/09/2021
Anticipated duration of the project: 2 years (104 weeks)

Full programme name: The EEA and Norway Grants
Information about the funding programme: https://eeagrants.org/about-us
The programme framework conditions: https://eeagrants.org/about-us/legal-framework

Stage Of Development

Proposal under development

Requested partner

The project coordinator is looking for a partner from Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein willing to collaborate in the project. The partner is sought among SMEs, NGOs or educational institutions (public or private entity, commercial or non-commercial, as well as non-governmental organisations, established and registered as a legal entity in Norway) who has knowledge and expertise in career guidance, entrepreneurship, mentoring / mentor systems, digital skills and working with young immigrants. 

The role of the project partner sought will be to be actively involved in the project, bring expertise, know-how and good practices in the field of digital skills /digital literacy development, youth work, mentoring or career /entrepreneurial guidance.

Dissemination Countries

Iceland, Norway

Cooperation offer is closed for requests