Friday, October 21, 2016
The municipality of San Sadurniño is going to celebrate two meetings with youth people next week within the project ECMYNN
"If you are between 14 and 30 and are from San Sadurniño, you have an appointment! An appointment with all your young neighbours and with the Municipality. And it is time for the young people tell aloud your needs, how is your day to day and how you see the future. " With this clear and direct message starts the text that this month publishes the Municipality of San Sadurniño in newsletter "Novas" -a local monthly journal- to involve youth in the development of the European project ECMYNN. A call that summons the youth to participate on Monday afternoon 24 or 29 on Saturday morning in a meeting organized with the aim of young people to speak openly about what their needs and future prospects. The meetings take place in the House of Youth and will not be even a boring lecture nor a session to fill surveys on paper, but it will be full of cooperative games and other group dynamics that foster dialogue with a part of the neighborhood that in San Sadurniño represents around 20% of the population.
The program Enhancing Competences to Meet Young Neet's Needs (ECMYNN) continues its research stage in San Sadurniño try to finding a methodology that helps to reduce in an European level the problem of young people who neither study nor work and also, find ways that the youth people -work, not work, study or not estude- approach normally to the administration to make hear their requests and even actively focused on defining its policies.
In recent months there has been an intense work of sociological research with the help of neighbor associations, sports clubs and public school, they keep in contact technicians and the youth of the municipality. A job that materialized over 200 questionnaires and interviews which provided valuable statistical information on the different profiles of what is commonly called "youth", but also interesting data to formulate strategies that approximate the administration to young people and, vice versa who also propose the way young people approach public bodies to let them know their demands.
However, the statistic is only a part. The other is the social invigoration to get involved the youngsters in public life, proposing ideas and participating in groups that transcend their immediate environment. In this regard the Council has organized two meetings with youth in the Youth House.
These two meetings are scheduled on two different days so that young people can choose which will best participate. Are open to youth between 14 and 30 years and, they aren´t lectures or conferences. They are conceived as events in which prevail the group activities of all kinds, such as the cooperative games and other dynamic to achieve young people talk about what awaits of the administration and also about how they see his future.
The employment, training, housing, the offer of activities, lack of activities, currently activities and how it could improve... are just some questions that we seek to address the meetings to hear the views and proposals of young people .
The coordination of the program is making contact with young people who participated in the polls summer. However, the meetings will add more youth sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the phone 981490027 and ext.2 608,201,251.
The result of the meeting-which also is expected to promote the creation of groups of young people with common interests – will be systematized in a guide of actions that will be added later to the end of the study ECMYNN along with contributions from other European institutions involved in the project funded by the Erasmus + . The initiative ends in May 2017 and its mission is to synthesize in a single document a list of best practices that can be applied by institutions and public authorities across the EU, aimed mainly at reducing the rate of youth who neither study nor work. The project is coordinated by ECMYNN institutions from Italy, Poland, Greece, Romania and, in Spain, in San Sadurniño.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
The Council of San Sadurniño will develop at the end of this month two working sessions with youth under the ECMYNN project
The European program Enhancing Competences to Meet Needs Young's Neet (ECMYNN) continues its research stage in San Sadurniño in finding a methodology that helps at European level to reduce the problem of young people who neither study or work. The project is coordinated by institutions from Italy, Poland, Greece, Romania and, from Spain, San Sadurniño. At this moment they are testing new ways of connection between the administration and the youth. So, they are trying to reach this section of citizenship will speak about their concerns and needs in order to articulate policies that promote employment, training or leisure. During the summer has become an intense field work, interviewing and facilitating questionnaires to more than 200 young people aged between 14 and 35 years. Now, all the information is collected and systematized. Based on it, at the end of this month will take place at the House of Youth two group dynamics staged by young people.
During the phase of sociological research the technicians in charge of the project carried out interviews, attended the meeting points of young people with the collaboration of sports clubs, social organizations of the territory and the education center to gather information to define the profile -the profiles, better said- the youth of San Sadurniño.
The team picked up more than 200 surveys that are currently being processed to extract them valuable statistical information with the propose to concrete measures on how to approach the administration to young people and, vice versa, how do young people approach the administration to let him know their demands. And this problem, the disconnect between the youngsters and public institutions, is common to the rest of Europe and hence the ECMYNN marked as a priority to find work systems in the administrations to help save the rift.
However, the statistic is only a part. The other, is the social invigoration, the intention of youngsters get involved in public life, proposing ideas and participating in groups that transcend their immediate environment. In this regard, the Council is organizing two meetings in the House of Youth, on Monday 24 and on Saturday 29.
The reason for joining groups of young people in the Youth House is twofold: on the one hand to meet this new space and, on the other hand, take the meetings to express their demands of all types, such as those related to training, new ways of boosting entrepreneurship or equipment and, leisure proposals they deem interesting.
The result of the meeting-which also is expected to promote the creation of groups of young people with same interests- will be systematized in a guide of actions that will be added in the whole ECMYNN study (contributions from other European institutions involved in the project funded by the Erasmus +) . The initiative ends in May 2017 and its mission is to synthesize in a single document a list of best practices that can be applied by institutions and public authorities across the EU, aimed mainly at reducing the rate of youth who neither study or work.
5 million of NEETs in Europe
Although the work is developing in San Sadurniño reaches all the youth, the mainly objective of ECMYNN is work in NEET reality that, according to Eurostat, representing 5 million people or 17.3% of the European population. A fact that due to many circumstances and that exceeds the concept, (always contemptuous) that society has of the word NEET. Considering that, includes those who do not study or work because they do not want, as well as young people who are looking and not find work, young people without jobs who do not have training offering in their ara, that allows access to a job and, also, youth who can not work or study on family circumstances.
The Eurostat recently published data of 2015. It indicates that Spain is the EU country where more increased in the last decade the percentage of young people among 20 to 24 who neither study or work. The total country percentage is 22.2%, exceeded only by Italy (31.1%), Greece (26.1%), Croatia (24.1%) and Bulgaria (24%).