The first in-person transnational meeting of the Lost Millennials project – led by HETFA Research Institute – was held in Bodo, Norway on 8-9 June 2022. The overall aim of the project is to contribute to the successful integration of 25+ NEETs (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) into the labour market or education and training, by increasing knowledge on the effects of education and employment initiatives and building stakeholder capacity to carry out impact studies. Partners from Hungary, Greece, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland, Spain, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Austria, Norway, Iceland and Finland gathered to discuss the progress of the project implementation and the outputs.
On the first day, a partner workshop was held focusing on the preliminary results of the first transnational report on the situation of 25+NEETs. During the workshop, partners have discussed in detail the five most relevant topics which have emerged from the report: gender and gender differences, health and disability, rural vs. urban differences, education systems and early school leaving, as well as labour precarity were discussed in details by the partners. The second day was dedicated to the training of partners on the basic concepts of impact evaluation. The aim of the training was to get a common understanding of the purpose of evaluations and prepare partners for the evaluation of initiatives to be carried out at a later stage of the project.
The Lost Millennials project is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment.