Title ON stage - Empowering young migrants by employability skills through biographic work and elements of drama
Project Number 2013-1-NO1-LEO05-06159
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The project “ON STAGE – Empowering young migrants by employability skills through biographic work and elements of drama” is a transfer project which aims at providing concrete solutions for young migrants' related needs by introducing new forms of empowerment into Vocational Education and Training, as well as into counselling, more specifically by combining biographic learning models with drama activity techniques when working with young migrant learners and clients.
Unemployment figures for young people in Europe are alarmingly high, particularly for those showing a migration background. Young migrants generally show higher school dropout rates, lower participation in higher and further education and receive less access to high-profiled jobs, which often makes their economic and social inclusion much more difficult.
Educational concepts focusing on the empowerment of young migrants and dedicated to positively make use of their particular situation/ their migration background for efficient, practical, motivational and joyful acquisition of emploability skills are still rare or at least not implemented enough.
This challenging situation described applies for all countries the ON STAGE project brings together: NO, EL, ES, PT and AT. In some of these, high unemployment among young (especially migrants) has led to enormous social conflicts and even riots (EL, ES). At the same time, general social aggression in these countries is often turned against migrants.
The project "ON STAGE - Empowering young migrants by employability skills through biographic work and elements of drama" wants to provide concrete solutions for this need by introducing new forms of empowerment into VET and counselling, more concretely by combining biographic learning models with drama activity techniques when working with young migrant learners.
Access for disadvantaged
Main products are:
*ON STAGE Handbook for VET trainers and counsellors providing didactic knowledge
*ON STAGE Practice Set delivering exercises and materials for VET
*ON STAGE ECVET Kit for providers,
*YOUNGSTERS ON STAGE Workshops