On February 5th 2018. We have implemented as planned final conference of “Design Your Job II” project. In total we had 70 participants from which almost 2/3 were young people.
On conference we have presented project results and outcomes and discuss it with our guest. Furthermore representatives of governments have presented what are they doing or plan to do in order to fight with the problem of unemployment with focus on youth employment.
Through different sessions we have investigate and discuss the situation in ICT sector, unemployment issues, state regulation and barriers. Representatives of state bodies presented current programs that can be used to improve the situation and Serbian side presented a successful program / initiative of state special program for IT programming education that has major success.
Before the last session we divided conference participants into national groups with task to work on proposals for improvement of our initiative and also to see how similar project can be implemented in their countries.
On the last session national group representatives have presented their work and we have commonly created recommendations for follow up. These recommendations can be found HERE.
At the end we would like to state that our project has attracted in total 530 applications from that number 291 person have finished our trainings. From 29 peer multipliers 7 of them are now working in ICT sector 3 of them are on advanced education and 5 of them from time to time have some IT project on which they work as freelancers.
There are also a quite number of participants who where final beneficiaries and who stayed in this sector. For some of them we know that they are now working on web pages or design materials for NGO’s in which they are active, so the outcomes of this project are used more widely and it will be used even more because we will continue with this.