Through a coalition of organisations (Velos Youth, Babel Day Centre for the mental health
In partnership with Velos Youth and Babel Day Centre – Mental Health Unit for Migrants , this project aims to support young people aged 16-21 with information, guidance, legal advice, access to education and employment, psychological support and self-expression. In the two years of implementation of the programme (September 2019 – August 2021) the Social Inclusion Service will offer:
- Employability counselling and preparation for the labour market to youngster 18-21 years old
- Preparatory trainings to those who are at the transition to adulthood
- A peer-to-peer research programme with local and refugee young people that will examine the influence on the subjective and adjective factors of integration through role and youth life models. At the same time, locals will cope with community diversity and will be engaged in a multicultural environment
- Advocacy strategies that will support the rights of young people to education and other integration-related life aspects
- Creation of a companies’ network that will promote diversity in the labour market and will support the project’s participants during their professional journey.
The project “Transitioning to adulthood, a path to independence and self-reliance” is supported by the Fund ‘Never Alone – Building our future with children and youth arriving in Europe’ of the European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM), in a collaborative effort with the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation