Even online, the project partners had the opportunity to meet each other during 4-hours meeting, symbolically hosted by Hungarian partner FRUTO. All together 16 representatives from management teams of the partner’s organization shared the project activities progress on national level, results achieved so far and discussed the difficulties to implement project activities in this global health situation and restrictions in respect to travel activities and public events.
The pandemic conditions in the last year have had a great impact on the planned project on-the-spot trainings with NEETs, mentoring services and national apprenticeships at farms. Due to flexibility of partners, the great support of national stakeholders and trainers, the eNEET Rural consortium is very close to reach the target 1,260 NEETs involved in training and mentoring activities. More than 40 national stakeholders, including representatives of different public institutions, rural municipalities, local unemployment agencies and associations, schools, universities, professional organizations and agricultural enterprises, had signed cooperation agreements with partners and supported the project activities, such as selection and enrollment of NEETs for “Soft-skills” and “Agro-professional” trainings on national level, promoting the ICT collaborative platform and the possibilities for e-learning.
Each partner organized and conducted the eNEET Rural Start-up competition, involving more than 50 unemployed young people from Bulgaria, Slovenia, Romania, Spain, Hungary and Italy. In total, we have 40 business plans developed by interested NEETs and approved by partners. Next step will be the international start-up competition event in Budapest during June-July 2021 where the national winners will pitch their business plans in front of international jury. The winners of the competition will receive a prize consisting in their participation to the transnational apprenticeship actions, a 3-5 days mobility in October, on the occasion of the final eNEET Rural conference.
UBBSLA, as a lead partner of eNEET Rural consortium, thanks all the partners for their contribution during the online meeting.