A report of a cross-national research of the perception of the actors in the system (NEETs, companies, Education, Government), including a needs analysis for the impact of COVID19 and the economic tensions on the position of NEETs, and a Guideline for a pedagogical methodology for the JOY-training instruments.
Ode to Joy Educators’ Resources – Toolbox and Handbook
A collection of methods/approaches aimed at providing trainers and adult educators with detailed knowledge to enrich their working practice and supporting them in their curriculum-planning and implementation task. This result will contain: the Toolbox with a collection of specific exercises and instruments of the methods (drama, storytelling, working with nature, bodywork, symbol work, bottom-up valuation of prior learning) that aim to enhance the experience of positive emotions; and the Handbook will be a collection of articles about the approaches and the impact mechanism of the methods serving as a “theoretical” background for the Toolbox.
The training scheme includes structure/materials needed to increase the awareness of competences and the connection with their emotions, personal characteristics, motivation and the role they play. The training approach will be multilevel, multidisciplinary and work-based, able to train a NEET-person in a relatively short time, including elements for identification of informal and non-formal learning.
JOY Positioning Paper
A Memorandum of Understanding addressed to policymakers, stakeholders that participate in policy-making consultations, Education and Training providers, and organisations dealing with NEETs to pave the way for the endorsement of the JOY-model, methodology and instruments in a wider EU level, influencing decision making towards the use of positive psychology and recognition of acquired competences for strengthening employability and participation of NEETs.