"NEETs to Work Soft Skills to Employability"

International Training Course
“NEETs to Work Soft Skills to Employability”



  • To improve competences and knowledge of youth workers about the labour market in order to help young NEET to better develop their employability skills.


  • Improve the level of knowledge, skills and atitudes of youth workers in the area of employability, soft skills and entrepreneurship;
  • Provide youth workers with tools in the area of soft skills that promote the labour market inclusion of disadvantaged young people, in particular young NEET;
  • Strengthen the links between youth workers and the labour market through deepening of knowledge concerning the recruitment requirements of employers;
  • Develop a sense of initiative and entrepreneurship of youth workers through the deepening of knowledge about the business model CANVAS;
  • Improving employability and career perspectives of the youth people and youth workers;
  • Raise youth workers awareness for the European project and European Union values promoting new forms of international cooperation.

Expected Outcomes:

Regarding knowledge’s dimension we want to develop the follow competences:

  • To know the concepts of unemployment and youth unemployment, employability, soft skills and entrepreneurship;
  • Meet the youth unemployment situation in Europe;
  • Meet the key requirements of recruiters.

Regarding skills’ dimension of we want participants:

  • Know how to apply tools to develop soft skills in young people with fewer opportunities, especially NEET;
  • Use assertive communication and improve their public speaking skills;
  • Improve their ability to manage conflicts in a positive way, by promoting win-win solutions for stakeholders;
  • Be able to manage time and stress situations;
  • Know how to promote teamwork, encourage cooperation and develop their leadership skills;
  • Can deal positively in job interview;
  • Know how to empower disadvantaged young people, in particular young NEET to job interviews’ situations;
  • Know to apply the business model CANVAS in business planning and/or future projects of disadvantaged young people, in particular young NEET.

When it comes to attitudes we want that youth workers, at the end of the project, have developed:

  • Their sense of responsibility and a commitment to promote the personal development and labour inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities, in particular the young NEET;
  • Appreciate the diversity and enjoy personal and cultural differences;
  • Promoting European citizenship through the respect for other people and their differences;
  • Develop the spirit of initiative;
  • Develop their soft skills, self-esteem and empathy.

As expected outcomes we want that participants:

  • Act like project objectives and results multipliers in their organizations and communities;
  • Become more prepared to plan and implement innovative activities in their daily work; to promote peer learning, exchange of good practice and the dissemination of results;
  • Create a network among the participating organizations to promote an effective exchange of knowledge, experiences, good practices and methodologies of work with young people beyond the end of the course and of the project;
  • Discuss new partnership projects between the participating organizations to promote personal development, soft skills, entrepreneurship and European citizenship;
  • Introduce the business model CANVAS in their planning techniques, strengthening their collaboration with international partners in the development of international projects.

Participant`s profile required:

  • Group size: 2 young people age 18+;
  • English level ( at least Medium level speaking and writing);
  • Committed to contribute to the follow up of the project;
  • Be interested in developing competences and implement follow-up initiatives;
  • Youth worker, youth leader, youth trainer, volunteer or any young person working with youth and young people with fewer opportunities on local, regional and international level;
  • highly motivated and able to work in an international team;
  • participants will have the possibility to present their cultures and their traditions, during informal moments as well as Intercultural night activity;
  • Some priority will be given to youth belonging from minority groups or facing economic difficulties, coming from rural areas or with other disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as participants from Tryavna or the region.


In the middle of Portugal, there is a rural municipality called Soure, its 2h distance from Lisbon and 1h30m distance from Porto! We booked a small residence in Soure. Participants will sleep in 2/3 bed rooms with private bathroom, girls separated from boys; It’s not a fancy or fashionable hotel, it was recently painted and cleaned; Bring swimsuit. If the weather is good it will be possible to enjoy the pool of the accommodation! It isn’t in Booking.com but we will send you some photos of the accommodations; We will choose the menus regarding the participants needs/taste.

The activities will occur in ADPCNS house which is shared with Youth Municipality Council and is near a big garden. All activities during the day and night will take place there except those on day 5 afternoon which is the visit to Coimbra.

Working methods:

All the training will be done through the methods of non-formal education. The activities will be for example brain storming’s, plenary discussions, simulations, role plays, team building, energizers, ice breakers and many others. Non formal education we remember you that is voluntary, no hierarchical and all its methods are based on the concept of learning by doing.

What to bring with me:

  • You need to bring personal hygiene stuff (like shampoo, gel, etc.)and your personal items
  • There is not hairdryer at location, so you should bring it if needed
  • You don’t need to bring towels for the shower
  • Shower slippers
  • Sport shoes that can be used for general outdoor activities
  • You should bring some shoes and clothes appropriate for cold mountain area
  • There will be drinking water in location
  • Any medicine you think you will need during your stay in Romania
  • Proof of medical insurance
  • Your European health card
  • Please bring one laptop in your team!
  • Your positive energy  !!!!!!!!!!!
  • Boarding Passes (Original)
  • Tickets from bus, train, ferry (Original)
  • The original receipt of travel agency and the e-ticket with the amount of the travel expenses
  • Your Visa and original receipts of any related costs (if available)

Intercultural night:

We usually dedicate two nights to the intercultural evening presentation.
What we expect from you to present in these nights are: local or national dances, local music, games, little sweets, drinks, pictures, etc. from your countries.
Every country will prepare a short presentation of their culture, using all kinds of methods. It’s preferred a short and FUNNY presentation, such as showing pictures and commenting it, quiz, short video (either already existing or made by you), etc. (YES – use your creativity!). For the intercultural night, we ask you to prepare in advance a brief performance (singing, your traditional music, popular dances) to present your group (typical costumes are really welcomed!).
The main idea of this presentation is: What is important for a stranger to know about my country?
Any kind of presentation is granted, better not to do a power-point presentation to avoid yawning.
The Intercultural night is the “most wanted event” on the beginning of the youth exchange. It is a sort of traditional night opened to all participant audience made up of our group leaders, youth workers, facilitators, participants to the exchange. All National groups are asked to perform briefly (10 for your NGO and country/city not more, and 10 min for traditional dances and music) in order to introduce their self. Certainly, we need your enthusiasm and energy!!
For the Intercultural evening a Swedish buffet (cold buffet) will be organized. Here every country will bring traditional food dishes. The food that will be brought must be eatable without any processing (boiling, frying, etc). The dishes must also be accompanied by a brief description (their origin and ingredients, the way they are eaten…)

Travel Costs:

100% of the participants‘ travel costs will be reimbursed within the valid budget sums calculated according to the official rules of Erasmus+ programme. If a sum exceeds the limit, the excess will be paid by the participants themselves. The reimbursement limit is 360€ per participant from Bulgaria.

Reimbursement of the travel costs will only be done after submitting all original tickets, receipt/invoices, boarding passes and later sending of the return documents and boarding passes. Save the boarding passes from your airport check in as well. Please, be aware that in case you loose any invoices or tickets we will not be able to reimburse the cost. Reimbursement will be done in EURO, regardless of the currency indicated on your ticket and receipt/invoice according to the official currency exchange rate of European Commission.

! Note: in case of higher travel cost, you will need to cover excess yourself.

Please note that full completion and attending to the programme is mandatory to qualify for a refund. There can be no late arrivals or early departures. If you wish to stay longer for a touristic visit, please consider that the extra days prior or after the seminar are at your own expenses as there will be little time for this during the programme.

Important: It will be send only one bank transfert per Country . The recipient of the reimbursement is the partner association, not the participants according to the funding National Agency rules. To receive reimbursement participants should attend all the planned progamme elements (before, during and after the project activities).

Financial support:

Project is supported by “Erasmus+” program. Accommodation, meals, program and travel cost (based on distance) are covered from grant. There is NO participation fee. However, 15 BGN will be deductuted from the travel costs or paid to the sending organisation from each participant, in order to be covered the different taxes, related to the participation of each representative from Bulgaria (bank transfer fees, post expenses, difference in the exchange rates, etc.). In case the organisation is covering the tickets, each participant must transfer a guarantee of 100 BGN, to the organisation`s public bank accont to ensure his/her`s participation and if he/she cancels his/her`s participation, the sum will be used to cover the change of the name for the flight ticket, which has been bought already.


The travel insurance is not mandatory but it is highly reccommended. It costs 1 BGN/day and covers all the common injuries during projects up to 5000 Euro. Our organization is not covering insurance, it is individual, but we are going to support you to obtain a proper insurance for the duration of the project. For more information about the insurance, contact us.


Every participant is individually entitled to receive a Youthpass Certificate, which confirms participation and
validates the non-formal learning (NFL) experience of Training course project. Validating the learning experiences of participants is important in itself and the document can be of benefit in terms of the educational or employment future of the participant. Through Youthpass the European Commission ensures the Training course activity is recognized as a non-formal learning experience.
(*For more information on Youthpass you may click on this page to check it online)

Applicants MUST:

  1. Have a vilidе ID/International passport.
  2. Possess valid European Health Card.
  3. Fill in the application form and send it to: stanimir.chukov@gmail.com – APPLICATION FORM
  4. Fill in and sign this Participant Agreement.
  5. Check the conditions your participation will be evaluated – Final evaluation form


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The deadline for applying is 03. 09. 2017