Prospects in the Peripheries

The project PROSPECTS IN THE PERIPHERIES (PIP) aims to counter uneven development which increasingly marginalises the peripheral regions across Europe. The peripheries, which are increasingly less favored over urban centers, as a result often have fewer opportunities in terms of (among others): youth migration; declining learning and training opportunities; fewer cultural events; loss of socioeconomic capital. Narrow labour markets and business opportunities, few cultural events and learning opportunities can lead to further marginalisation and radicalisation of youth that stay behind in peripheries, while those with sufficient social or economical capital move to more central regions.

This project deploys innovative educational methods to involve NEETs in the job market, creating for them various tools that, at the same time, can promote entrepreneurship, especially of sustainable ideas in the partners’ cities: this means that the project “PIP” contributes to building the prospects and
economies of the periperipies. The partnership is composed by 7 experienced organisations from Copenhagen (Denmark), Perfugas (Italy), Berlin (Germany), Czestochowa (Poland), Kuopio (Poland), Larisa (Greece), and Alora (Spain) with respective/complementary expertise.

PIP intends to implement: – 5 transnational project meeting – 1 JSTE – 2 Intellectual Outputs – 7 Multiplier Events – Monitoring and Evaluation activities – Various other outcomes – Dissemination activities – Final training seminaries for NEETs during a period of 28 months of project activities running from 01-09-2019 til 31/12/2021.

The 2 foreseen intellectual outputs are: 1) PERIPHERIES SMART PRACTICES AND CHALLENGES REPORT and 2) PERIPHERIES TRAINING TOOL KIT. Both of the intellectual outputs are planned to allow for the development of innovative tools to train NEETs to develop their own projects, thus promoting local communities, in direct connection with the JSTE planned to be realized in Spain and directred as a T.o.T. (training of trainers) for the partner staff involved. The staff should train during the final semiars for the NEETs, who will then exhibit their outcomes from the training at the 7 multiplier events.

The project foresees an enormous and effective impact at local, regional, national and European level on various target groups and it is really sustainable also after the project end because it can generate job opportunities for young people in the peripheries and involve also Municipalities, Businesses, and other stakeholders in its promotion.