"Make a Difference, Add Value to the Local" grant project funded under Promoting Youth Employment in Sectoral Investment Areas Grant Scheme

General Information

Title of the action

"Make a Difference, Add Value to the Local" grant project funded under Promoting Youth Employment in Sectoral Investment Areas Grant Scheme 

Priority sector

Employment

Contracting party

Ministry of Labour, Social Services and Family

Turkish beneficiary

Akdeniz University

Duration (months) + start and end date

12 months  (May 2016 – April 2017)

EU budget (EUR)

243.473,15 €

 

 

Summary of the Action

Short description of the action and its main objectives

The project aimed to contribute to increasing the employment of young people who have a significant share in the country's population but cannot take place in the employment market adequately and make a difference locally.

 

Main activities were:

  • Supporting 30 young people to gain the basic skills and competences that will increase their employment potential in tourism which is the leading field of Adrasan region through trainings.
  • Participation of 30 young women who live in the town and have not had a regular income in the labour force by considering the cultural values of Adrasan and protecting the natural environment.

Location

 Antalya

Results achieved

  • Cultural values unique to Adrasan were unearthed and presented as a product,
  • Workshop Office for Ecological Product Development Training was established,
  • 60 young people received cooking and ecological product development training and 30 internship opportunities were offered,
  • General and entrepreneurial skills of young people were improved,
  • Young women came together and set up their own business,
  • A guidebook on young workers in tourism was prepared,
  • Agro-tourism seminars were held twice for public participation,
  • 60 students receiving trainings were taught basic English courses.
  • 30 typical local menus were created and 5 gourmet events were organized within the scope of Adrasan's Tat Kat Days.
  • Touristic products containing local food and souvenirs were created and sold in the local product market,
  • The understanding of cooperation, solidarity and equality between young people has improved,
  • A study trip to Ayvalık was organized with 30 young people living in the region for research, investigation, presentation and good practice examples of local products.