The main objective of the project is to enhance the counselling competence of the coaches from Slovenia, Romania and Hungary in the Maturing Model (MM) and Individual Placement and Support (IPS) methodology and using it in combination with the Education Youth Technology Platform (EYTP), in a way that will increase the number of NEETs in vocational training, education and employment compared to the present situation. The two target groups of the project are coaches providing counselling and the NEETs themselves.
The project aims to focus on two fund support areas:
1) Innovation and exploration
The innovative part is the development of the web based comprehensive EYTP platform. This will be an important resource site and a tool in the counselling work. All platform materials like E-learning and project website supporting the MM and IPS, will be available in all partner languages.
2) Transfer of know-how and good practice
This part aims at transferring expert knowledge in the use of MM and IPS from Norway and introduce and implement this methodology in the beneficiary countries. IPS is a systematic approach helping NEETs to achieve permanent employment. IPS is based on a Supported Employment philosophy and offers systematic follow-up. MM implies providing NEETs with an individual period of time which will be used for motivation and to get ready for the more formal counselling work using the IPS model. The combination of MM and IPS methodology will represent a two-step counselling methodology in the work with work practice and vocational rehabilitation for NEETs. The implementation of this two step methodology and the use of EYTP will hopefully be adopted by other organisation than the project partners, and thus be sustainable and have an impact after the timeframe of the project.
Duration: 1.9.2018 – 31.8.2021, 36 month
Kickoff Meeting for our project IPS4NEETS took place from 24th to 26th of October at Public University of Ptuj, Slovenia. Partners of the project, Public University Ptuj (Slovenia), Asociatia EIVA (Romania) and Interregio Forum Association (Hungary) and Tesla Technologies & Software S.L (Spain), have reviewed the project activities and jointly planned the work and objectives of the project.
Beneficiary partners, Public University Ptuj (Slovenia), Asociatia EIVA (Romania) and Interregio Forum Association (Hungary), have enabled 20 counselors from each country (60 counselors all together) to participate in two days training in Norway for the use of the Norwegian counseling method "Individual Placement and Support for NEETs« organized by the expertise partner Fønix AS.
Meeting for our project IPS4NEETS took place from 12h to 13th of March at Public University of Ptuj, Slovenia. Partners of the project, Public University Ptuj (Slovenia), Asociatia EIVA (Romania) and Interregio Forum Association (Hungary) and Tesla Technologies & Software S.L (Spain), have reviewed the project activities, deliverables, and planned the work and objectives for next 6 months.
Seven trainers from Norway are right now training Slovenian counsellors at Public University of Ptuj for the use of the Norwegian IPS method counseling method.
Training on IPS method was organised in Arad for 20 coaches, between 6 to 9 May 2019. 7 experts from Fonix engaged in learning process to facilitate transfer of knowledge, methods and tools.
Between 3-6 June 2019 eight trainers from Norway trained Hungarian youth advisers and counsellors working with NEET youth for the use of the Norwegian IPS method counseling method.
Our 60 counsellors successfully finished the one-week long IPS4NEETs training – March 2019 in Slovenia, May 2019 in Romania and June 2019 in Hungary.
Nearly 200 institutions from 26 European countries implementing projects financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway unite to share results of their initiatives.
A new meeting for our project IPS4NEETS took place from 27h to 28th of August at Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in ths case the host was Tesla Technologies.
Norwegian Embassy from Budapest visited Public University of Ptuj to talk about our project IPS4NEETs, funded by the EEA and Norway Grants - Fund for Youth Employment. We presented them the key points of our project and discussed about the future challenges our society will face
All 60 Slovenian, Hungarian and Romanian youth advisers and counsellors working with NEETs were gathered again, to deepen their knowledge on IPS method and gain practical experiences on the use of the application developed by Tesla Technologies.
IPS4NEETs project meeting took place on 3rd and 4th March 2020 in Budapest, Hungary. Partners of the project, Public University of Ptuj (Slovenia), Asociatia EIVA (Romania), FONIX (Norway)and Interregio (Hungary), have reviewed project activities done so far and planned the ones coming this year.
With the slow return of lives to the old rails, we begin to face extensive consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The following crisis does not choose its victims and could cause long-term damage to the most vulnerable groups, if not dealt properly. NEET population is without a doubt one of the most vulnerable group populations that are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over 200 NEETs received help by counselling with IPS methodology.
Current circumstances stopped some sectors of societies all around the world due to the COVID-19 situation. However, our counsellors from Romania, Hungary and Slovenia continued with their tremendous work to help those who need help the most, despite the difficult conditions.
Luca Koltai, Thematic expert of Interregio Forum Association held a presentation on the situation of young people in the Hungarian labour market and introduced the IPS4NEETs project and the IPS methodology at an online conference organized by Salva Vita Foundation.
The mission of the Reformed Church in Hungary’s, Mission for Saving Lost Youth Drug Treatment Center -"Tinirehab", is to show young people, in the bondage of various addictions, that sobriety is a tool for building a more fulfilling life.
IPS4NEETs project through the eyes of Norway trainers
Save the date for the final conference in Ptuj at Hotel Primus on 5.10.2021
Final conference of IPS4NEETs project was held in Ptuj (Slovenia) on October 5th 2021. Organized by lead partner Public University Ptuj