Europe for Citizens – Network of Towns
OYNeet (Job Opportunities for Youth with the Network of European Towns) is a project created commonly by 8 European Towns + 1 Research Center + 2 Civil Society Organization representing 2 Municipalities + 2 Non-profit Organizations, 1 Twinning Committee and 1 Training Center. Each partner has its own background, experience and challenges to face but all of them want to work together for the engagement of young underrepresented citizens from small communities in the European decision-making processes both on local and European level. This will be possible thanks to the implementation of 7 meetings focused on Union policies aimed at helping young NEET citizens to improve their CV for a better job placement or to start-up their own business, and develop intercultural understanding. 4 meetings will be specifically dedicated to 4 main sectors (Agricultural, Industry ICT and Innovation, Handicraft, Culture and Tourism) in order to give the youth a real opportunity to meet potential partners coming from the Network countries and plan together their mobility to learn, train, work, study or volunteer abroad, or even start their new business activity. At least 20 mobilities will be also supported by 2 EU Funds experts who will help the young participants to “practice Union policies and initiatives”, and afterwards facilitate the production of Recommendations based on the participants’ experience that will be introduced to the Union bodies (CoR, EESC), and MEPs. The impact of this project can be measured on individual level – as an increased interest in Union policies, as well as on the institutional one – capacity building. The 2 years project activities will be disseminated through the production of 4 main communication tools: a web portal, social media, leaflets and a USB with movies presenting the mobilities implemented and results that have been achieved. Learn! Practice! Take Part!