Project Workspace

EC-YP is based on 3 core and 5 integrated product development Work Packages (WP) each precisely planned to ensure full partner engagement and maximum utilisation of skills and experience within the partnership.

Project Workplan

The core packages support the overall delivery, quality and dissemination activities throughout the project life-time:


Lead by GEMS NI

Management and Administration.


Lead by TIME Associates and Die Querdenker.

Quality Assurance


Lead by TIME Associates and Die Querdenker.

Evaluation and Dissemination and Valorisation.

WP4 to 8 provides a logical and structured methodology to achieve a strong, localised EC-YP product in each partner country.


Lead by Antares

Provides for partner presentation of the analysis of the key issues in each partner country The European content and policy framework.

WP5 and WP6

Lead by GEMS NI and Edumark

Enables activity that leads to the development of a fit for purpose Quality Assured EC-YP collaborative mentoring model in each partner country.


Lead by TIME Associates

Delivers a Train the Trainer (Mentor) programme for VET trainers.


Lead by Ballymun Job Centre

Facilitates pilot testing and product refinements.

Partnership Meetings

September 2014

Belfast UK

Project Start up Meeting.

March 2015

Rome IT

Presentation of Baseline Audit & Needs Analysis Report Findings.

June 2015

Dublin IE

EC-YP Collaborative Mentoring Model.

October 2015

Deventer NL

EC-YP Web-based platform and Application.

January 2016

Belfast UK

EC-YP Training of Mentors (Model and App)

September 2016

Linz AT

Pilot Testing.

March 2017

Belfast UK

Pilot Testing Results / Final Model and Application.

August 2017

Dublin IE

Programme European Launch Event.

Intellectual Outputs

NEET Issues/Challenges

September 2014 – February 2015

Output Type: Analysis and Good Practice Report
A consolidated report of the research and analysis conducted by each partner in their respective countries to include national priorities and programmes to address youth unemployment generally and NEET challenges specifically and current models to include best practice in supporting young people who are NEET profile.

EC-YP Collaborative Mentoring Model

October 2014 – June 2015

Output Type: Methodology/Guidelines
A contextualised EC-YP Mentoring Model for each partner country which facilitates a multi-agency collaborative partnership to identify, access engage & support young people in the priority NEET group; Using an innovative package of active measures designed to work with each individual young people, comprehensively assess and review their needs, develop their individual action plan, support them through one-to-one mentoring, customise their learning & development through a "time-banking" approach & access to a personal innovation fund, employer-led placement & next steps action plan.

EC-YP Application for IPad and web-based platform

January 2015 – October 2015

Output Type: Service/Structure
A dedicated i-pad application and EC-YP web-based platform to support project delivery, facilitate on-line mentor/mentee communications and recording and tracking of EC-YP mentee progress.

EC-YP Training for Mentors Framework and Materials

July 2015 – December 2015

Output Type: Learning/Teaching/Training Material Contextualised didactical training materials and methodologies for EC-YP provided for each country.

Analysis and Good Practice Report

January 2016 – May 2017

Output Type: Study Analysis
A report evaluating the results of the piloting and subsequent evaluation of:
(1) EC-YP Training for trainers programme with 20 VET mentors, 4 in each partner country.
(2) EC-YP programme with 60 NEET young people, 12 in each partner country.

Multiplier Events

Launch of EC-YP Project

March 2015 - Rome IT

One Day Seminar and Networking Event
Dissemination Event to introduce EC-YP and disseminate the results of the EC-YP Project Baseline Audit and Needs Analysis.

Launch of the EC-YP Collaborative Mentoring Model

October 2015 - Deventer, NL

Launch of EC-YP model and application.

The EC-YP Model in Practice - Results of the Pilot Test

September 2016 - Linz, AT

One day Seminar and Networking Event.

Launch of the EC-YP programme (Final Conference)

August 2017 - Dublin, IE

European Conference.

Learning Teaching & Training Activities

The learning, teaching and training activities are integral to the achievement of the project objectives, results and intellectual outputs and will be a key feature of the dissemination process and align directly to impact measurement and sustainability framework/taking the project forward on a European platform.


Dissemination is an essential element in making EC-YP sustainable beyond the funding period. Our plan has been prepared with a view to optimising the value of the project, strengthening its impact, transferring it to other contexts, and integrating it in a sustainable manner into the broader European context. The main objectives of the EC-YP Dissemination strategy are:
• promotion and awareness raising campaign.
• provision of information on the quality, relevance and effectiveness of the results.
• transfer of the successful results to appropriate target groups.
• Commitment of individual end users to adopt and apply the results.
The strategy and detailed timetable will be mapped out with the objective to outline the planned methods of dissemination in the process and showing the type of dissemination activities, level of dissemination (local, regional, national, European), date and number of people attending, type of the target group and available evidence.

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Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

The EC-YP site went live January 2015; as the project progresses this site will be regularly updated.

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Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union