BEST Institute for vocational training and personal training GmbH


VALUE – how to initiate social empowerment and foster active empathic behaviour among young disadvantaged learners in Europe

All over Europe, as an effect of Covid19, unemployment rates are dramatically increasing, also and especially among low-qualified, disadvantaged young people.

At the same time, the Corona crisis has brought about a new wave of solidarity and “social bonding“ among societies, also -or even first and foremost- initiated and shown by parts of the younger generation (e.g. by taking care of elder people, actively supporting supply of necessary items, volunteering for social services etc.).

For the time after the peak of this crisis, it will be crucial for European labour markets, economy and social stability in general to actively promote and make use of such new forms of civic engagement and this new sense of “togetherness“.

It will be crucial for youth work providers, professionals in educational and career services for low-qualified young people to react correspondingly, adequately and efficiently. “Value” will come in by offering new forms of empowering young disadvantaged learners and motivate them to apply hitherto neglected skills and tacit potentials related to civic and social behaviour – also connected to their employability (new jobs in social care and related fields).

EU-Program: Erasmus+, KA2, Cooperation partnerships in adult education
Coordination: Internationaler Bund - IB Mitte gGmbH (Germany)
Contact: Karin Kronika
Duration: October 2020 – September 2022

This project (project n° 2020-2-DE04-KA205-019858) has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.