Title CHARISM - Case Management for unemployed Youth
Project Number 517861-LLP-1-2011-1-AT-LEONARDO-LMP
Product Progress Report
Title Progress Report
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Marketing Text Report on the progress of the CHARISM project.
The overall objective of CHARISM is to promote the integration of young people into the labour market, by strengthening their individual motivation, their self-awareness, their self-confidence and their ability to look at and to evaluate their skills and competences during various situations in life. The project CHARISM intends to develop a common European concept to combat youth unemployment in Europe and to improve and increase the employment of young persons as the Copenhagen process affirms.
The beneficiaries of the project CHARISM are therefore young people aged between 15 and 25 years facing multiple challenges and problems in life, one of them being unemployed.
CHARISM offers youth practitioners, who work day to day with (at-risk) unemployed young persons, additional training. With the help of the Case Management method, CHARISM is aiming to complement and optimize existing working methods to reduce unemployment. By using the practical experience with unemployed youth, current CM methods should be improved and adapted.
The youth practitioners are basically people working with disadvantaged job-seeking youth, who want to update their qualifications and get to know new tools such as the CHARISM Case Management Tools. These practitioners cover, for example, teachers, trainers, and social workers, having backgrounds in educational science, pedagogy, youth work, social work, and community work.
The partners involved in this project form a very cohesive group and the skills they bring to the project and their contributions to it are complementary. The consortium is made up of six partners from five European countries: The BilSE-Institute of Education and Research Ltd, Güstrow, Gemany, The Fundación Universidad Empresa of the Region of Murcia (FUERM), Spain,The Hamburger Volkshochschule, Germany, KEK KRONOS/Chalkida, Greece, University Rehabilitation Institute, Republic of Slovenia – Soča (URI SOČA) and the coordinator BFI Tirol Bildungs GmbH. All partners are dealing with young, unemployed people and have a high experience in the field of vocational education and training and youth counselling. All partners face the same problems - having a growing number of young clients in their trainings or counselling who have problems to enter the labour market. Bringing together all experiences and know-how and developing, testing and evaluating a new, innovative case management concept for unemployed youth is the challenge and chance of this consortium.
The CHARISM Case Management Concept serves as innovative and promising method to meet the overall objective of the project. In addition, the developmental approach represents a systematic, reflective, and quality-monitored procedure taking into account the real and regional needs and circumstances of the target group youths and case managers.
By now, the framework for the practical application of the CHARISM Case Management is established. The future CHARISM Case Managers are prepared with training for Case Managers and with the “European Guideline – Case Management for unemployed youth”.
Remaining steps include the conduction of a preparatory study to test the CHARISM Case Management Concept and the CHARISM passport with unemployed youth, the adaptation of the “European Guideline – Case Management for unemployed youth” according to the preparatory study, and finally the Roll-Out of the CHARISM Case Management, during which the concept will be tested, monitored, and evaluated in all participating countries, before it will be implemented by all countries.
Details relating to the project can be found at the CHARISM website: www.charism.eu
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