The challenges young people face in their path towards employment were thoroughly examined in a forum CARDET co-organized, as part the SELF-E project, with the Cyprus Youth Council. The forum also served as an excellent opportunity for the project officers to present the outputs and achievements of SELF-E as well as demonstrate new approaches and methods through which they can support young people and help them nurture their career.
The event featured a round table discussion with 3 key-note speakers from different professional backgrounds: Andreas Kokkinos, journalist at the thema online news portal and founder of the Warriors basketball team, Anna Michael, career counsellor, and Maria Kannourou, high school teacher. In the discussion that ensued, participants expressed their views and experiences as to the existing opportunities and challenges that lie before young people and NEETs in Cyprus in their bid to enter the labour market.
The event also offered participants the opportunity to attend one of two parallel workshops; a workshop presenting the SELF-E tools for youth workers and a workshop by the YOUTHSHARE project with guiding tools to support youth employment.