Title CHARISM - Case Management for unemployed Youth
Project Number 517861-LLP-1-2011-1-AT-LEONARDO-LMP
Product Final Report
Title Final Report
The main reasons for implementing the CHARISM project was to tackle youth unemployment at national and EU levels and find a common European solution and appropriate measures for how to promote the (re-)integration of young people into the labour market.
The goal of CHARISM was to develop a common European model to support disadvantaged young people while seeking a job or an apprenticeship and provide help during the application process based on the methodological approach of case management.
On the basis of their extensive experience in working with young people within various educational settings, the CHARISM project partners BFI Tirol (Austria), Hamburger Volkshochschule (Germany), BILSE (Germany), FUERM (Spain), KEK Kronos/TEC S.A. (Greece) and URI-SOČA (Slovenia) have developed practical tools to support unemployed youth who face an extremely challenging situation on the labour market across Europe. The results of the project have been assembled in the CHARISM Handbook, which has been published in five languages. The Handbook addresses youth practitioners (people working with job-seeking youth) such as professional youth organisations, social workers, case managers, teachers, professionals in job agencies and Employment Services and others who are working with young people in the transition period between their general education and their entry into a vocational training or a job.
The CHARISM project was chosen by ESSE, a European partnership aiming to identify, assess and validate best practice models for prevention, intervention and compensation in relation to early school leaving (see http://www.esseproject.eu/awards.html for further information), as a best practice model because it gives “youth practitioners […] a practical instrument with a holistic and systematic method taking into account the individual needs and complex conditions of (vulnerable) youths”.
Details relating to the project and the results and products of the project can be found on the CHARISM website: www.charism.eu, which is available in English, German, Spanish, Greek and Slovenian also after the official end of the project.
Target group Project - Interessted people
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