The official kick-off meeting of C.O.P.E.

The goal is to respond in a personalized way to the situations of vulnerability of young people who do not study and do not work (Stefania Segnana).

The official start of C.O.P.E. – Capabilities, Opportunities, Places and Engagement – took place on February 8. It is a project funded by the European Commission through EaSI (EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation) and coordinated by Provincia Autonoma di Trento and has 6 other partners from 4 countries: Cooperazione Trentina, Coges Don Milani Group of Mestre, National School of Public Health, New University of Lisbon, SHINE 2Europe, University of East London and  European Foundation for Philanthropy and Society Development.

This project aims to implement innovative interventions among young people between 15 and 29 years who do not study, do not attend training or are integrated into the labor market (NEETs).  In 2019, 16.4% of young Europeans aged 20-34 were in this situation, and the prevalence is higher in eastern European and Mediterranean countries, with the numbers expected to increase due to the COVID pandemic19.

To this end, the C.O.P.E. intends to:

  • Create a proximity network to reach the NEET population, using different stakeholders and organisations.
  • Develop two pilot interventions and evaluate their results and sustainability.
  • Disseminate the knowledge acquired during the project.
  • Develop guidelines for the adoption of best practices learned at national and European level.

More information here.