STEP BY STEP: BOOSTING YOUTH EMPLOYABILITY THROUGH LEARNING MOBILITY OPPORTUNITIES
With the emergence of high structural unemployment (50.6% among young people aged 15-24 years, INSEE), the integration of young people into the labor market has become more difficult. Young people have thus seen an increase in the time required for access to the first job. This is particularly striking for overseas territories, most of which are island territories where labor markets are narrow open to new entrants. Each year, these markets are characterized by more youth entrants than the number of jobs offered. Thus, the economic dynamics specific to each ultramarine territory fail to absorb the surplus labor coming into the labor market. Moreover, the local and national policies and initiatives implemented today to support the integration of young people into the labor markets do not make it possible to sufficiently anticipate the needs on the territories.
On the other hand, the situation of young people "not in education, nor in training, neither unemployed nor in employment" is worsening among young people facing difficulties in entering the labor market. These young people often carry on short-term jobs with periods of unemployment or simply do not find work and end up resigning themselves to inactivity, considering that their chance of finding a job is almost nil. These difficulties are particularly frequent among those who have left the education system on academic failure and without obtaining a diploma. For these young people, a return to training is often difficult and often requires the use of innovative and non-formal teaching methods.
In this context, we believe that training opportunities through non-formal education and educational mobility, offered by the Erasmus Plus program but little exploited by professionals and especially ultramarine youth, constitute a real antidote for, on the other hand, enable young people in difficulty to improve their training and thus increase their chances of entering the labor market.
The general objective of this partnership building activity is to develop networks of organizations and to create new partnerships in order to set up projects at European level and within the framework of the Erasmus + program allowing inclusion and employability Of Young People With Fewer Opportunities.