About the Project
E-YOUTH (Empowering youth Individuals with fewer opportunities towards citizenship) is an Erasmus+ Project which aims to develop a cross-sectoral (health, social services, social environment, families, community mainstream services, NGOs…) and community-based intervention methodology for youth individuals with a disability based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and also trying to focus on upskilling & reskilling and enhancing the competences of young workers or young professionals in the sector.
The general objectives of the project are to:
- Promote social inclusion of young persons with disabilities with complex needs and with fewer opportunities (NEETs) to ensure their human rights are respected.
- Contribute to identity building and citizenship of persons at risk of exclusion by developing concrete actions to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights.
The project will work to meet these objectives by:
- Designing and creating a cross-sectoral and coproduced intervention methodology between health, social services and third sector organisations to develop community-based services.
- Upskilling and reskilling current professionals in the social and health sector by mapping their current competencies and developing evidence-based and rights-driven training packages.
Developing resources to promote personal development, autonomy and resilience of young persons with complex needs and fewer opportunities to promote pathways of engagement with the system.
Primary role of Mental Health Europe in E-Youth
Mental Health Europe will lead the development of Policy Recommendations with contributions and updates of all project partners with country expertise on the topic. MHE will also be responsible for organising a Multiplier Event in Belgium and organising the project’s final Transnational Project Meetings in Belgium.