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German project helps youth find way back to work


JUGEND AKTIV PLUS’ supports young adults not in employment, education or training (NEETs).

A key aspect of this project is the successful interlinking of youth welfare and employment markets to provide young adults in vulnerable situations with long-term training and real opportunities for long-term, meaningful employment.

The Hamburg project actively assists participants by offering courses for qualifications, dedicated counselling designed to develop career plans, using established networks to highlight opportunities, as well as outreach services – such as accompanying individuals to interviews. Jugend Aktiv Plus has been extremely successful in developing its capacity to reach young adults throughout Hamburg: with the assistance of a dozen partner organisations, services are provided in over 30 districts throughout the city.

All participants work closely with existing youth welfare institutions, Hamburg Youth Welfare Offices and the Young Adults Employment Agency. The project is coordinated by the Johann-Daniel-Lawaetz Foundation, and is funded as part of the Union’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic (REACT-EU).

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