Mentoring young disadvantaged people for inclusion
Activities of the project will focus on social integration of disadvantaged people by providing support and assistance to young people, whether nationals, migrants or refugees, who have deficits in the professional and personal field, in their social competences and in civic participation. Their social inclusion and access to labour market are hampered by difficulties in school, dropping out of education and training. This may lead to discrimination and exclusion. As a consequence these young disadvantaged people are at risk of marginalisation leading to their resignation and being vulnerable for radicalisation.
The project intends to apply an innovative approach by combining international practices with intergenerational cooperation of mentoring and coaching. In this context non-formal education and training provided by skilled volunteers with substantial long-term experience in their various professions provide valuable assistance in the form of coaching and mentoring to young people in order to facilitate their education, training and access to the work place.
Principal investigator: prof. Ing. Anna Pilková,PhD., MBA
Investigators: PhDr. Marian Holienka, PhD.
Project partners: Senior Experten Service (Germany); Nestor Partners ry and Helsingin kaupunki (Finland); Austrian senior experts pool (Austria); ISES Italian Senior Expert Service (Italy); ECTI, AGIR ABCD and OTECI (France); Exchange vzw and The Confederation of European Senior Expert Service (Belgium); and Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia).
Project is co-funded by the Erasmus Plus Programme of the European Commission.