Make your way

Project coordinator: Nebojsa Ratkovic

Through the workshops, we want to provide participants with free psychological support and to show them the mechanisms and ways in which they can best get volunteer opportunities and employment. Every individual in this process has their own path and there is no pattern to necessarily follow. Through these workshops, we want to give every interested individual the opportunity to recognize opportunities, to give them support and to work individually with anyone who wants to. As a result, everyone who attends the workshop, and is interested in working on themselves, will receive three free online individual sessions of psycho-social support and counselling. The region in which the project will be realized is especially sensitive when it comes to the independence of young people during and after graduation. For every young person, the period after completing their studies is especially challenging. The need to find a job and financial security and stability is inevitable. The frequent need to volunteer in order to acquire knowledge that will be functional, as a way to get a permanent job, is a common thing today. The consequences of such events in young people can often contribute to increased stress, fears, anxiety and depression. Dealing with such emotions often requires professional support to help you overcome the situation. In addition to support in this regard, this project can be especially useful for students who are just starting their education, moving to another country to start their studies and planning their future. The seminar will be dedicated to gaining knowledge about volunteering, finding a job and dealing with unpleasant emotions that this period of life brings. Attendees will learn how to recognize and control unpleasant emotions in a way that they become grounded in the present, to be constructive, and for a person to learn from them. We believe that the acquisition of such skills is especially important because the current situation in which we find ourselves differs significantly from the usual patterns of living. The virus pandemic brings with it a special challenge in finding business and mental security and leads to our emotions becoming more pronounced and visible. In this regard, we will hold two workshops, two weeks in a row, we will send follow-up material to the participants, and we will do counselling meet-ups with interested participants. The project is mostly focused on the following three goals: strengthen the links between HE & the labour market to ease school-to-work transition and increase employability exchange and share knowledge, experiences, contacts among WB alumni within a multinational and intercultural association unify alumni within countries and across WB region to ensure the sustainability of the project we will create a network or group, with participants who will actively share experiences in the future. Strong contacts established during the workshops will result in a constant exchange of experiences that will be of multiple benefits and will enable the connection of a large number of active and socially responsible people from the region. They will have the opportunity, through this interaction, to learn from each other, but also about each other. They will be presented with further opportunities for additional workshops, personal training and counselling.

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Time period: 2021

Project Manager : Nebojsa Ratkovic