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ESF 3.231: Youth Guarantee

Project Cost: €3,068,802
Beneficiary: Active Labour Market Policy Counselling and Monitoring Committee
Line Ministry: Ministry for Education and Employment
Start Date: 2013
End Date: 2015

Non Technical Short Summary Of Project

The Youth Guarantee offered opportunity to those who were not in employment, education or training to either access the labour market or education. The Youth Guarantee targeted young people of less than 25 years and supported them with training, job exposure and personalised assistance.

Operational Programme: OPII Empowering People for More Jobs and a Better Quality of Life ESF
Fund: European Social Fund
Operational Objective: To contribute towards the integration, retention and progression of disadvantaged groups in the labour market, whilst addressing labour market distortions.
Priority Axis: PA3 Promoting and equal and inclusive labour market
Focus Area Of Intervention: OPIIPA3 Promoting an inclusive society.

Project Objectives

The Youth Guarantee will provide training, counselling and job exposure to NEETs thus endowing them with the necessary skills and competences to either access educational/training paths or enter/re-enter the labour market.

Project Results

Provided that the same conditions would exist at the end of the project, the following results will be achieved: 1. At the end of the Youth Guarantee process, a number of NEETs resident in Malta will have their improved skills and competences listed in Europass CV. 2. As a result of the project, 97 young people resident in Malta will be in employment or further study after (12) twelve months from completion of the scheme. 3. After 6 months from the completion of the Youth Guarantee process, 50% of those youths resident in Malta that will not continue with further study or be in employment and that were not registered with ETC at the time of application, will register for unemployment. 4. At the end of the research activities, (a) policy recommendations on youth employment will be produced. (b) the research findings and recommendations will be integrated in the Youth Guarantee Action Plan presented to the European Commission. (c) a tracer study will be conducted by ALMPC to follow up the evolution of NEETs participation after one year from completion of the project 5. The profiling elaborated by the Youth Worker on participants who successfully completet the YG path will include recommendations and suggestions for the beneficiary’s future development and to further improve his/her capacity. The profiling of the dropouts will be referred to relevant stakeholders in the sector for further action. Provided that the same conditions would exist at the end of the project, the following results will be achieved in Gozo: 1. At the end of the Youth Guarantee process, 36 NEETs resident in Gozo will have their improved skills and competences listed in Europass CV. 2. As a result of the project, 15 young people resident in Gozo will be in employment or further study after (12) twelve months from completion of the scheme. 3. After 6 months from the completion of the Youth Guarantee process, 50% of those youths resident in Gozo that will not continue with further study or be in employment and that were not registered with ETC at the time of application, will register for unemployment. 4. The research will also cover Gozo and separate data and recommendations will be provided for Gozo. 5. The profiling of the Gozitan dropouts will be referred to relevant stakeholders in the sector for further action.

Project Purpose

• Equip NEETs with new and better skills and improve participation to lifelong learning. • Provide NEETs with personalised development paths and personal assistance to overcome those barriers that are impeding their full integration in the society.• Assist NEETs in finding a job and/or orientating them to further educational paths.