The importance of mentoring in youth support at European level
Somewhere certified, somewhere formalized by a clear methodology, and left somewhere at the level of an informal relationship between mentors and mentees. Whether a mentoring program or action is being implemented in Serbia, Turkey, Italy or another country, it is common for all of them that mentoring, if well-aimed, can produce good results.
In the framework of the VM-pro project: validation of youth mentoring, mentoring has proven to be an excellent mechanism in the field of preventing early school leaving, supporting the inclusion of young people (and vulnerable groups) in the
Participants had the opportunity to visit several organizations and companies that implement mentoring schemes in different ways, as well as to get acquainted with some of the models for the active inclusion of people with disabilities in the mentoring support world. At Page Company in Popering, they had the opportunity to see live how the complete cycle of manufacturing electronic parts for computers was organized, as well as to hear that people with disabilities employed by this company make a significant contribution to business development. They also visited the largest start-up
The final part of the visit consisted of the workshop “Validation of informal experience from mentoring programs for students / young people with disabilities and their mentors at EU level”. The conference was opened by the project coordinator
The project is being implemented by SIM – SCUOLA ITALIANA DI MENTORING (Italy), in partnership with ASSOCIAZIONE MOSAICO (Italy), MARIE CURIE ASSOCIATION – MCA (Bulgaria), PHOENIXKM BVBA (Belgium), International Association for Vocational Education and Training (Turkey) and Belgrade Open School.