DIGITAL APPLICATIONS IN YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
Youth unemployment is high in South Savo and Finland as well as all over Europe. NEET youth (youth not in employment, education or training) living in sparsely populated areas have a high risk of becoming excluded from the labour market and society. NEET youth living in both urban and rural communities in sparsely populated areas need special support in getting an education and employment as well as reaching public services and support system aimed at youth employment.
The project is carried out in South Savonia with transnational cooperation with a partner project in Lithuania.
The project enhances youth employment in sparsely populated areas of Eastern Finland and other European regions by local and regional development, international experience exchange and service modelling. The project will develop and test different methods of online employment services for young people living in sparsely populated areas. The project will develop new tools and services: online youth workshop, games that support employment, online coaching and entrepreneurship coaching.
The project results are better employment possibilities and entrepreneurial attitude of young people in sparsely populated areas. The working-life skills of youth will develop. The services provided for young people in sparsely populated areas will broaden and the participation of youth in services will become easier. The competences and expertise of professionals working with young people will grow.
Susan Eriksson: Digital Applications on Youth Employment Services