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HAPPY project
Date du début: 1 mars 2016, Date de fin: 1 sept. 2017 PROJET  TERMINÉ 

The HAPPY project is a global capacity building initiative engaging 3 youth organizations from 3 continents with the main aim is to create the partnerships response for the urging global problem of youth unemployment, and find out how local and international volunteering can contribute to solving this problem.The specific objectives of the project are the following:a) to improve the expertise of the partnership, to enable them to work with NEETs more efficiently;b) Support unemployed young people and NEETs, and particularly those in long-term unemployment to build competencies that will give them better chances to be included in the labour market;c) To contribute to the development and empowerment of local volunteering structures in the partners´coutntires;d) Enhance active citizenship on local and global level within a group of traditionally passive (long-term) unemployed young people;e) Support development efforts in communities much in need in countries outside of Europe.The HAPPY project will be implemented by a partnership of youth organizations in Spain, France, Thailand, Italy, Kenya and Perú.The project has the following three main directions of action. The first one is implementation of the International training of trainer and facilitators ¨Empowerment of Young people to fight youth unemployment¨ for youth workers, there the action plan how to involve NEETs into volunteering will be created. Second stage is the local work, that include the outreach and trainings for local volunteers. Meanwhile there will be a mobility of 18 EVS volunteers to Tahiland, Kenya and Perú. The last stage is the dissemination and exploitation of results.The whole project is based on the specifically-created HAPPY model. HAPPY stands for:· Help. The volunteer’s main task is to run a project in support of the local community. Volunteers use their time, energy and competencies to help those most in need, while at the same time helping themselves.· Absorb. The volunteering services should be done in a way to support the learning of the volunteers at a maximum in various personal and professional competencies..· Participate. Apart from their regular projects (usually service-oriented) the volunteers should be engaged in at least one other action as a manifestation of their active.· Promote. The volunteers that do volunteering services in another continent are perceived as ambassadors of global change. They will promote both the idea of volunteering as an act of active citizenship and the idea of sustainable global development.· Youth. Activities fitting the interests of the young people, being youth-friendly and fun!