StayOn: a community-based and driven project
StayOn's ultimate objective is to create conditions that enable young people to "stay on" rural areas by ensuring access to opportunities, benefits, services, and jobs. To do so, the project:
- Engages at least 1,100 participants that will experience social inclusion by undertaking a path that begins with training and coaching, providing them with adequate skills for the rural labor market, such as digital literacy, managing environmental impacts, and personal development skills.
- Assists at least 10 rural communities across Greece, Ireland, Italy, Poland, and Portugal in adopting community-based development, a participatory approach fostering collective action in communities by putting them in control of innovation. The project partners will engage community shapers in "co-innovation labs" to create a service/product or valuable idea for society. Local companies will support NEETs in realizing this step, increasing their soft skills and improving their employability.
- Fosters increased transnational cooperation on labor market issues among the eight project partners, their networks, and other stakeholders by sharing information, knowledge, and experience to develop joint solutions to common challenges, guaranteeing a long-term impact well beyond the project's life.
StayOn also foresees developing a shared train-the-coaches program, implementing a relationship-building model within the consortium, conducting research resulting in a book on transnational cooperation, and creating the European Rural Youth Alliance.
For these purposes, the project relies on a range of inputs, including a €1.3 M grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA & Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment, the project partners' experience and expertise, their ability to cooperate on labor market issues, their capacity to leverage existing and new local networks, and the participants' engagement and ideas.
For further information, please visit the project's website: https://www.stay-on.eu/
GREECE / REZOS BRANDS S.A.
PORTUGAL / CRESAÇOR
SLOVENIA / BB CONSULTING
POLAND / THE POLISH FARM ADVISORY
ITALY / ATIS
ITALY / REGIONE SICILIANA
IRELAND / MEATH PARTNERSHIP
GERMANY / ECSF – EXPERTISE PARTNER