Project goal: To increase the skills and knowledge of unemployed youth needed in the labour market in order to improve their employment opportunities, while making use of existing resources in the field of non-profit organisations and boosting self-employability in the territory of the Primorje – Gorski Kotar County and the Osijek – Baranja County.



New opportunities – increasing the employability of unemployed youth
Duration: January 2015 – September 2016


Key activities:
80 young unemployed people will be included in the programme (aged between 18 and 29), at all education levels, with or without work experience, including disabled youth as well as 20 civil society organisations that will develop a framework aimed at systematically engaging young unemployed youth through internship, comprising several activities:

  • Implementation of tailor-made educational programmes intended for unemployed youth
  • Internship-placement programmes dedicated to unemployed youth
  • Support through mentoring, counselling and best practice transfer


Project partners:

  • The Association for Civil Society Development SMART, project leader
  • Volunteer Centre Osijek
  • “Proni” Centre for Social Education, Osijek
  • Association “Regional Youth Info Centre Rijeka – UMKI”
  • City of Rijeka
  • City of Osijek

Total project value: EUR 180,640.61
EU funding: EUR 171,590.52
Project value for Smart: EUR 124,537.30
Participation of the City of Rijeka: HRK 40,000

Financed under: IPA programme – Human Resources Development – Local employment development initiatives


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