UNDER THE SUN Careers and Employment

The project “UNDER THE SUN Careers and Employment” is a common initiative of 8 partner organizations and 40 participants (4 participants +1 leader) from 8 different European countries (Greece, Lithuania, Cyprus, Italy, Czech Republic, Latvia, Poland and Romania), which main activity will take a place in Agros- Cyprus from 29 June till 6 July 2018 (8 days, excluding travel days). 

Nowadays all around Europe the youth unemployment is increasing and there are countries such as Greece where 65% of young people are unemployed. Young workers they are trying to get a summer job and they have to work with less than the basic, without working Rights in very bad conditions unable to react as they need at least a seasonal job to survive. UNDER THE SUN Careers and Employment s exactly this kind of employment that is temporary and as the summer pass, you are again unemployed. “UNDER THE SUN Careers and Employment ”, it is more than a project title as express the demand of all the young people all around Europe and especially in the South, for stability, dignity, respect, work, Social Rights and a better future. 

During the 7 days of the Youth Exchange, 40 young people from 8 different countries will share opinions and ideas on unemployment and the lack of awareness of opportunities. They will be informed about their Rights and how they can go to work abroad through the right path. They will explore creativity in the workplace as the youth must bring energy, imagination, new ideals and a limitless vision with them. The project aims to inform youth about situation of youth unemployment in different countries as well as about job and educational opportunities. Young people they will learn how to see the summer as a job opportunity and not a job for opportunists who take advantage of young people. By learning their Rights and how to protect those, with the use of the right programs such as Erasmus plus, EURES and EU funding opportunities for young entrepreneurs, they will be in better place than before. Emphasis will be given European Voluntary Service as an opportunity for youth to get involved in various activities. 

AIMS: Taking everything into consideration, as a local youth committee there is a need for strong efforts to reduce youth unemployment and to facilitate young people’s participation in the labour market. We strongly believe that is mandatory to inform and train young people on modern procedures which will equip them with the appropriate tools to help them find a job. We prepared a project where the participants will acquire theoretical knowledge and practical skills as to make a protofolio, complete a good CV, learn to present themselves for interviews, train for work e- searching , complete Youthpass and online Europass, adaptation in a new or different working environment. 

Emphasis will be given also to the Intercultural Nights where the participants will be introduced in many different cultures by getting to know their history, customs, food and dance traditions. This contact and interaction is of a great importance because it can lead to the formation