EASY – Employability for AutiStic Youth

EASY – Employability for AutiStic Youth

Implementation period: 01.11.2023- 31.10.2025 
Project number: 2023-1-IT03-KA220-YOU-000155214

Assistance program: CERV

Project description:

The EASY project was designed as a response to the growing responsibility of European member states to support people with disabilities in the development of their employability. Specifically, the project is concerned with securing the employability of young autistic people. As a result, it seeks to offer capacity building for youth workers and provide them with high-quality innovative material to support autistic youth.

EASY project aims to contribute to the integration of autistic youth into the labour market by enhancing their employability and job-seeking skills. It aims to improve the partners’ capacity to support autistic people’s competitiveness; increase youth workers’ understanding of the autistic learners’ diverse abilities; increase autistic youth’s level of employability and help them claim their rightful place in local, national and European workforce; increase the effects of inclusion in workplaces. This project focuses on three main topics that correlate with three the priorities highlighted by the Erasmus+ 2022 guide:

  • Strengthening the employability of young people
  • Increasing quality, innovation, and recognition of youth work
  • Inclusion and diversity in all fields of education, training, youth and sport

PERFORM target groups:

  • Youth workers
  • Autistic youth

PERFORM project results

  • R1: Employment Journey Guide and Informal Activity Workbook: It will deliver a guide for youth workers to support the job-seeking process for young autistic people and an activity workbook with informal activities to teach autistic youth
  • R2: Linear Scenario Simulator: This will produce an online simulator that will be based on
    a workplace scenario. Through questions, young autistic people will be able to assess their job-seeking abilities and their employability skills
  • R3: A mobile app that serves as an information and referral platform for internships, mobilities, and employment opportunities at the EU level

EASY partners

  • LUISS LIBERA UNIVERSITA INTERNAZIONALE DEGLI STUDI SOCIALI GUIDO CARLI– Italy (Project coordinator)
  • AUTISME-EUROPE AISBL – Belgium
  • KAINOTOMIA & SIA EE – Greece
  • EFTOPIA LTD – Cyprus

STOWARZYSZENIE CENTRUM WSPIERANIA EDUKACJI I PRZEDSIEBIORCZOŚCI – Poland (this is us)

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