The “2 PLUS 2 possibilities become 5 realities“ project provided support for the professional development of the leadership teams and the organizations’ capacity, to make the services, offered by youth organizations, working on the issues of youth employment, apt to the needs of youth groups.
During the economical crisis, youth unemployment has reached critical levels in many European countries, but according to Eurostat data, a trend toward the gradual revitalizing of the economy and labor market has emerged around the end of 2013. European programs and national measures for youth employment outline opportunities for education, mobility, entrepreneurship, hiring, internships, apprenticeships, etc. for young people. However, in order for the national and international measures for dealing with youth unemployment to be effective, coordinated efforts on a local and national level, improvement of the NGO activity in the youth sphere, as well as building stable partnerships with stakeholders in this process are necessary.
The project satisfied the professional needs of the leadership teams to improve their competences in organizational management, developing management and leadership skills, negotiating and creating lasting partnerships, developing and implementing joint projects in the field of youth employment.