Individual pathways for NEETs in cross-professional settings

The individual pathways model for NEETs[1] has been introduced in Slovenia by professionals of Cene Štupar[2] and CPI[3] and is based on the Danish practice of cross-professional support for youth. The model was piloted during the Youth in Transition project and included a sample of professionals who work with NEETs and their youth.

The aim of the Slovenian model is two-fold:

  1. To provide a model for professionals on how to improve their individual counselling knowledge and skills, and to encourage cross-professional cooperation in planning, evaluating, and adjusting individual pathways for NEETs.
  2. To assist youth in accessing resources and professionals on their journey to vocational maturity, and their successful integration into the labour market through.

The individual pathways vary in time and scope based on the needs of each particular youth.  Through practice, five main phases (five pillars) of individual pathways were identified and developed, which were integrated into the model in the following order: alignment > overview & resources > profiling > development > actions and dialogues. The five pillars represent a generic model for designing individual pathways for NEETs that is based on close collaboration between youth and their counsellor or contact person.

One of the foundations of individual pathways is the concept chain of (co)responsibility. The concept encompasses a systematic and well-established inter-institutional and cross-sectoral cooperation of counsellors who surround and support young people in transition. NEETs pathways to vocational maturity are also supported through the taxonomy of youth progression which aims to support counsellors coordinate the planning of further support activities in a cross-professional setting.

[1] youth who are not in education, employment or training

[2] Ljubljana Public Education Centre – Cene Štupar – CILJ

[3] Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Vocational Education and Training

Status: Terminated

Grant: 347.496 €

Project period: October 1st 2018 to March 31st 2021

Contact: euk@kl.dk

Funding: Erasmus+