UfM Headquarters, Barcelona, 11 November 2015
Providing young people who have been excluded from the labour market – dropouts from school and unemployed graduates – with innovative training and first business experience is the main objective of the Mediterranean New Chance (MedNC) programme, which is promoted by the Office of Economic Cooperation for the Mediterranean and the East (OCEMO) and inspired by the successful pedagogical model of the Second Chance School ofMarseille (E2C).
As announced in the 4th Steering Committee of the MedNC programme, which took place on 6-7 October 2015 in Rabat, Morocco, the MedNC programme, based on the regional exchange of “know-how” among accredited centres for the social and professional integration of young people, is to be expanded to Spain. The programme currently involves Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, where it has already been launched.
Counting on the participation of 8 Spanish entities working for youth employability, along with national and local authorities and private companies, a kick-off meeting taking place on 11th November 2015 at the headquarters of the UfM Secretariat, will provide the opportunity to take the first steps to create a national dynamic in order to achieve recognition, development and sustainability.
The Second Chance Schools model is based on nearly 20 years of experience in Europe, where it is now well established with 60 schools currently in operation. In France, the growth rate of schools is higher; 43 schools operate with a 60% success rate in searching for employment and/or resuming skills training.
The agenda of the meeting will be available soon.
For more information please contact Júlia Trias: [email protected]