SOCIAL INCLUSION POLICIES IN ECONOMIC DISADVANTAGED AREAS

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					    SOCIAL INCLUSION POLICIES IN ECONOMIC DISADVANTAGED
                                    AREAS – ACTION 5.1

I.Re.Forr has designed a project about youth and social inclusion policies in economic
disadvantaged areas. This project will be carried out by means of an international seminar
between different youth actors (youth authorities, youth institutions and youth) as expected
by the above-mentioned programme.
The project idea is aimed at promoting the structured dialogue between youth and the people
responsible for the youth policies at the local and European level. This will be pursued by
realizing meetings, debates, reflection groups. That way Europe will be made more touchable
and visible for each citizen and organization.


GENERAL OBJECTIVES OF THE ACTION:
Ο    Encouraging the exchange of good practices at European level between different youth
     actors (youth, policymakers, youth institutions).
Ο    Stimulating the cooperation between the different youth actors at European level.
Ο    Encouraging the structured dialogue between policy makers, youth institutions and young
     people.
Ο    Making attractive of economic disadvantaged areas (for example, rural areas) for youth in
     order to stop the process of depopulation.
Ο    Identifying common solutions at European level that facilitate the occupational
     integration of youth living in rural and isolated areas in front of general European
     contexts.
Ο    Activating a social dialogue aimed at overcoming difficulties of occupational integration of
     youth living in rural areas.
Ο    Promoting youth participation in matters that belong to them and making them more
     accessible.
Ο    Carrying out common programmes in order to encourage social inclusion processes of
     youth in rural areas (social cooperation agreement)
Ο    Identifying European programmes (for example Equal, Leonardo da Vinci) that facilitate
     the occupational integration by promoting the open and joint cooperation between
     youngsters.
Ο    Establishing a work group at European level that examines and evaluates the realization of
     common objectives of the project.




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PROJECT PROPOSAL (overall duration 3 months)


1st phase (duration to be specified)


Objectives:
Ο   Agreeing with local and European partners on actions and activities to be carried out
    during the project.
Ο   Identifying a common programme.


Activities:
Ο   Informal meetings between the representatives of different subjects (public and private
    organizations dealing with youth, youngsters, authorities dealing with youth matters) at
    local level in order to point out the social inclusion themes of youth to be handled at the
    seminar.
Ο   Informal meetings between the representatives of different subjects (public and private
    organizations dealing with youth, youngsters, and youth authorities) at European level in
    order to point out the social inclusion themes of youth to be handled at the seminar.
Ο   From these meetings a common programme for the seminar is identified (this can be
    problems to be tackled, good practices, depopulation trends in rural areas, the
    problematic entrance of youth and in particular of female youngsters and youngsters with
    disabilities into the labour market…).
Ο   Next, this programme will be elaborated in a detailed way.
Ο   Comparative statistical analysis on the themes established in the preparation phase.
Ο   Identification of the local policies regarding youth inclusion in disadvantaged areas.
Ο   Evaluation of the results obtained until now.




2nd phase


Day 1 (travelling)
Ο   Arrival at the city of the host partner (Potenza – The Basilicata Region – Southern Italy).
Ο   Welcome and logistical accommodation.


Day 2
Ο   Meeting between the involved subjects: delivery of the seminar programme planned in the
    preparation phase.
Ο   Constitution of work groups that will handle several social inclusion themes.




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Day 3:
Ο   Seminar dealing with the social inclusion themes regarding youth in economic
    disadvantaged areas.
Ο   Analysis of the single dimensions of the specific problem.
Ο   Experts’ reports.
Ο   Plenary session.


Day 4:
Ο   Seminar dealing with the youth entrance in the labour market. Analysis of the single
    dimension of the specific problem.
Ο   Experts’ reports.
Ο   Plenary session.


Day 5:
Ο   Round-table discussion between the representatives of authorities, youth organizations,
    professional organizations and youngsters with a view to identifying solutions and
    practices carried out at local and European level.
Ο   Workshop


Day 6:
Ο   Formal meeting about the social inclusion themes and policies on youth integration into the
    labour market.
Ο   Identification of common actions to be developed after the project in order to tackle the
    problem.
Ο   Determination of reciprocal collaboration agreements for the development and the
    implementation of social inclusion strategies of disadvantaged subjects in the own local
    contexts.
Ο   Signing an agreement for the next programme




3rd phase: Evaluation of youth seminar projects


Objective:
Ο   Evaluation of concrete results obtained by the youth seminar regarding the specific
    themes.


Activity:
Ο   Formal meeting between local groups that have participated in the project.
Ο Writing of a final evaluation report of the project.
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