The project works with the "Coaching Cycle" methodology developed by the Swisscontact C4EE project team in Albania in collaboration with the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, which is already being successfully implemented in Eastern Europe in its tenth year. In order to promote the development of young women and men, the project is aimed at solving important obstacles such as the lack of life and professional competence of young people, a lack of information and orientation on labour market opportunities, a lack of access and appropriate services for these categories at various levels. This will be achieved by training coaches to implement the coaching cycle. The weak cooperation between state and private actors in the field of employment is also reinforced.
During the current pilot phase of the project, the coaching cycle will be adapted to the local labour market, the different (legal) conditions and the individual goals of the project participants. Young people can find out where they can best use their skills through internships in different areas. Possible occupational fields are construction, production of local specialities (agrofood) and facility services.
Swisscontact works with local partner organisations which are deeply rooted in the local communities and are dedicated with great commitment to every single participant of the project.
First results will be available after completion of the pilot phase in June 2021.
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This project is part of the Swisscontact Development Programme, which is co-financed by SDC (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA).