NETnotNEET is a European project aimed at NEET people, “Not (engaged) in Education, Employment or Training”, considered one of the most problematic groups in the context of youth unemployment.
VET system, employment services and appointed public authorities are the key actors in preventing the NEET phenomenon.
The project aims to improve the performance of VET systems, employment services and appointed public authorities, by enabling them to better respond to the different and specific needs of NEET people at local and European level. This will be achieved by supporting and strengthening their services, methodologies and tools, and offering them new strategies to prevent and contrast the NEET phenomenon.
The project is based on a double level of complementary strategies:
- Bottom-up: involving NEETs in Forums and Laboratories of Dialogue to discuss and propose new methodologies and tools for the VET system, employment services and appointed public authorities, according to their needs and expectations.
- Top-down: involving public and private stakeholders of the VET system, employment services and appointed public authorities in Peer Reviews to analyse the impact of their good practices.
Experts and NEETs will match in Dueling Moderator Focus Groups, where there will be a synthesis of the two points of view (bottom-up and top-down) which will flow into National Strategy papers.
A Transnational Laboratory will also be held with European experts, representatives of the NEET target group, the VET systems, employment services and appointed public authorities.
The results of this transnational lab will feed into a Transnational Strategy paper.
3 study visits involving partner organisations and external participants, selected through an EU Call for study visits, are planned in order to learn and share knowledge and experiences about social welfare systems oriented to NEETs.