I Worth for Two

Information Legal Center (ILC), in partnership with PRONI Centre for Social Education, (the main applicant), Volunteer Centre Osijek (VCO), Project Citizens’ Democratic Initiative (P.C.D.I.) from and Oppidum, is implementing the project "I Worth for Two", financed by the European Union through programme Erasmus+, Key Activity 3 (KA3) – Support to reforms of politics - Structured Dialogue: Meetings between young people and decision-makers in the area of youth. The project will be implemented throughout the period of 8 months in the Brod-Posavina, Osijek-Baranja, Vukovar-Srijem and Pozega-Slavonia County.

The project is divided into three phases (introductory, main and follow up), and each of them is significant for achievement of the project objectives directed towards raising awareness of citizens, particularly youth, on the importance and value of participation in volunteer programs, community contribution and opportunities for personal and professional development through volunteering, as well as raising awareness among employers about recognition and validation of volunteering and acquired competences gained during volunteering aiming at enhanced integration of volunteers in the labour market. 

Furthermore, the project aim is to foster a wider network of stakeholders, mainly members of the local partnerships for employment and media, on active promotion and participation in developing volunteer programs and strategies directed towards strengthening of employers' motivation in volunteering identification and inclusion of volunteers at the labour market.

In order to achieve mentioned objectives, the survey among 1500 young people and 250 employers will be conducted during the project, and based on the survey results 5 focus groups with young people, 5 focus groups with decision makers and one joint focus group with at least 5 larger employers from Eastern Croatia will be organised. The summary of conclusions and recommendations from the focus groups, along with prepared targeted promotional material, will be disseminated all over the region so as to achieve wider influence on the targeted groups, enhance the recognition and validation of voluntarism in the practice, especially among employers, and to achieve strategic changes related to voluntarism and validation of volunteers with the aim of easier inclusion at the labour market by establishing new measures within a framework of the County Strategies for Human Resource Development.