Future Balloons and Figueira Mar together in European project dedicated to the relationship between school motivation and youth unemployment

The local partnership gained funding through the Erasmus+ program to perform the project Ei YoU! – Educational Innovation facing Youth Unemployment through the Erasmus+ program.
The project was launched together with a cross-sector group of organizations (NGO, schools, companies and a youth association) from several European countries (Italy, Turkey, United Kingdom, Austria and Croatia).
The idea was put to evaluation of the Italian Agency Erasmus+, where it earned a score of 96 in 100, being selected for funding from among 736 applications.
Until 2016, the project will introduce innovative methodologies in schools, such as design thinking, co-creation, edu-hackthon, Montessori motivation strategies, in order to empower teachers and students to deal with the negative impacts of youth unemployment in future expectation and school performance.
In addition, the program includes a number of exchange opportunities for students and teachers and the production of a portfolio of educational innovation.