This section provides a summary of the results/findings on completion of the Intellectual Outputs
Each Partner will provide a report on the NEET situation in their country/region and the current policies to support disadvantaged/NEET young people. Each Partner will provide examples of good practice from their country/region. AFI, IO1 Leader will prepare a comparative report that sets out the key issues and challenges for each country/region and examples of initiatives that have been identified as good practice.
Eulab will plan the diagnosis toolkit; the partners will contribute with the optimisation of the first model, the adaptation to their countries and the translation in their language.
The kit will be optimised at the end of O4
The diagnostic toolkit will be based on innovative tools, including surveying and gamification, to map the soft skills and professional skills of young people with disadvantages. The kit will provide multimedia and non-multimedia tools to operators and professionals working with young disadvantaged people to support them in filling any gap emerged from the skills assessment in order to increase their chances in training and/or employment through the most appropriate course.
The Tool Kit will be implemented following the logic of the serious game, computerised interactive simulations where the user will be projected into a virtual world where he or she will experience effective learning experiences.
The usual multi-item questionnaire will be translated into scenarios with captivating and realistic graphics, real virtual scenario.
GEMS NI will plan a free access MOOC platform. Each partner will produce at least one e-learning training module. All the modules, being validated, will be offered on the platform (each partner will be responsible for the translation).
The kit will be optimised at the end of IO4.
The partnership will develop, on the basis of the O1 report, at least 5 training modules (some on key competencies, others on professional skills) that will serve as an operational track to the primary target of DayPlot for their support to young NEET / migrants and as a model to develop other projects if necessary.
Eulab will provide a MOOC platform (Massive Online Open Courses) already validated for the assessment and development, through e-learning courses specially designed and realised, of the competencies identified as a priority for young NEETs. Specifically, will be developed 5 training modules, one from each of the 5 countries, each partner will take care of the adaptation according to the specific local features. The training modules will consist of tutorial contents, interactions, checkpoints and self-assessment, and a feedback section at the end. All content will be translated into 5 languages. All modules will be organised for units of learning outcomes, according to the ECVET European System (established in 2009 with the Recommendation of the European Parliament and Council), in this way the training activity will be easily transferable to Europe, even outside the country where it was held. Eulab will provide each partner with the template to be followed by the creation of the modules and then GEMS NI will be responsible for reviewing each partner's content. Any material produced will be immediately and freely used by the Operators to help to increase the employment opportunities of young people.
Antares will plan 2 sheets for the testing activities. Each partner will involve in the testing at least 10 Practitioners/Trainers and 10 NEETs/migrants/refugees in order to gather useful suggestions on the Diagnosis Toolkit. Once this is completed, Antares will write up the final report.
The report will present the test results of the use of the Diagnostic Tool Kit and Modules on MOOC and the practical guide to facilitate the use of both instruments. Specifically, after the implementation of O2, in each of the 5 countries will be involved a panel of at least 10 potential users and stakeholders who will use the kit remotely and then will share their judgments and suggestions with the experts from their country.
The Coordinator will develop a form about objective aspects (level of detail, completeness of the required data, impact on the subject, etc.) and subjective ones (graphics, ease of use, etc.). Then, in each country, it will be involved a panel of at least 10 NEET/migrants who will test the Tool Kit with the help of an Operator, providing their opinion and suggestions, in this case, using a dedicated form provided by the Coordinator.
At the end of the activities of the two panels, each partner will be able to compile a document containing the suggestions emerged, all the useful information to improve the diagnostic Tool Kit and a series of indications to facilitate the easy use of the instrument.
When IO3 will be ready, in each of the 5 countries there will be a panel of at least 10 operators and stakeholders (not necessarily the ones who have tested O3) who will use the platform remotely and then will share their opinions and suggestions with the partners of their country.
In each country will have a panel of at least 10 NEETs / migrants who will test one or two modules on the platform with the help of an Operator, providing their opinion and suggestions using a specifically form set up by the Coordinator.
At the end of the activities of the two panels, each partner will be able to compile a document containing the suggestions that have emerged and all the useful information to improve the platform and possibly enrich the available modules and also in this case to formulate a series of indications to facilitate an easy use of the instrument.
Competence Database Feasibility
A feasibility study will be undertaken on the creation of a database resulting from the training paths performed by NEET/migrants with the support of Operators on the MOOC platform which, based on the type of courses followed and completed, will provide specific guidance on:
A) working opportunities in line with the user's path, allowing a matching between users who have completed courses and companies looking for resources;
B) vocational education and training provision of vocational education and training institutions in the country in order to be able to appropriately choose an appropriate training course.
In order to provide a service that meets efficiently demand and supply, the proposed system will include not only candidates’ curricula but also a mapping their skills dynamically and continuously, identifying both strengths and the potential gap to fill. Users (NEETs/Migrants), with the support of teachers/trainers / operators/professionals, will be able to complete their profile by participating in training courses articulated on initial evaluations.
A dynamic system of tagging the skills acquired will allow the interface with the database of companies and training institutions. There will be a possibility for employment centre to load the required work profiles on the platform by selecting specific skills tags and for the training bodies, the training profiles offered.
The level of skills achieved by young NEETs/ migrants can be formalised through the automated composition of a Europass CV, realised with the help of the operators/professionals who will support the young people throughout the journey. The CV can then be updated from time to time depending on the new training and/or work experience of the person. The feasibility study will be carried out for the purpose of future development of that database.
Hafelekar will plan the characteristics to describe a set of enterprises/organisations and schools/training centres; then Eulab and GEMS NI will add to the platform a database which will be able to match the client progress (level for the competencies, training modules successful completed) with a suitable workplace or VET organisation. In order to start a demo, at least 25 enterprises and 25 schools will be recorded in the database.