SIDE – Our new project for the empowerment of youth


Who are we?

6 non-profit organisations from 3 countries, we joined forces to implement SIDE – Sharing Intercultural Diversity in Employment in each country with the support of Erasmus+. We are Arciragazzi Portici and VedoGiovane from Italy, AHORA ONG and OBRE’T’EBRE from Spain, Generation 2.0 RED and KANE from Greece.


What SIDE is about

SIDE aims to promote youth employability by providing to youth workers working with young people with fewer opportunities capacity building, training and tools already tested by the partners in different contexts of job orientation. Moreover, the project seeks to empower young people by promoting the self-recognition of skills and capacities that lead to stable and prosper careers.

The 6 partners from Italy, Spain and Greece will focus on the intercultural exchange of know-how in the job orientation field by involving in this process youth workers and young people with fewer opportunities.


What is the gap that SIDE will address?

Professional skills (hard skills) are no longer sufficient to guarantee a satisfactory job placement. Today what makes the difference are the transversal skills and soft skills, which are an added value to the candidate’s profile and are the decisive factor to achieve better performance, according to surveys conducted among companies, thus facilitating entry into the labour world and employee retention. One of the greatest gaps in the integration of young people into the labour market is the lack of the ability to turn the acquired competences into congruent working behaviours.


How are we going to fill that gap?  

SIDE is going to put in the spotlight and valorise the self-recognition of one’s own skills in life experience, and the role of self-esteem. This is even more important when it comes to young people with fewer opportunities who face various challenges to access the labour market: lack of social resources, limited opportunities for education and vocational training, linguistic barriers, prejudices and bias, etc.

The project partners are going to exchange know-how and practices in order to develop methodologies and concrete intervention tools for youth workers who engage people out of formal educational, training or labour context.