e-STEP aims at upskilling and supporting vulnerable young adults (from disadvantaged backgrounds and with fewer opportunities) in the acquisition of key competences for their professional and personal life by designing and testing a training and coaching syllabus, taking also advantage of the use of digital tools and learning. Key competences addressed will mainly include digital, communication and social skills, along with learning to learn, entrepreneurship and cultural awareness and expression.
In order to enhance their motivation, the final beneficiaries play a key and a very active role since the project inception, participating in the identification of their own training needs and in the design of the learning syllabus they will be benefited from.
Partners have first conducted some interviews and encounters with representatives from the target groups. Using the insights from the questionnaires along with some research work, each of the four training partners elaborated an individual report on the target group’ educational needs and shortages at country level reports (France, Greece, Sweden and Spain). In addition, partners have counted with the support of YAS teams, groups of relevant stakeholders and experts involved in the support of young adults. Finally, a transnational report jointly analyses and compares the four partners and will be the basis for the design and development of the training programme.
Once designed, the e-STEP training syllabus will be tested twice at transnational level, in the four project countries. An evaluation of the pilot courses is also planned in order to present a programme that fully replays to the identified necessities and target group’s demands and will make this output easily transferable to other territories.
The kick-off meeting was held in Gijón (Spain) on September 18, 2019 and the project will run until February 2022.The Transnational Identification report, elaborated by DEX, is completed and partners are working in the design of the training syllabus.
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