Author: Justine Caurant
This article is product of the project My Europe.
Reporting on European youth from the different parts of the continent. Young journalists from different countries and different media organizations are working all together to show how dynamic and innovative is the youth of Europe.
European media makers from Mladi Info (http://www.mladiinfo.com/), Euradio Nantes (http://www.euradionantes.eu/), Journal Europa (http://www.journaleuropa.info/) and European Youth Press (http://www.youthpress.org) are reporting here on the topics of Gender equality, Youth unemployment, Volunteering and Intergenerational solidarity.
Let’s deal with the topics which were, are or will be in the European agenda. But… in a different way, showing our own vision on what the young people of Europe create and invent to answer those big issues. In a personal approach, our young reporters are analysing how is the youth involved in civil society, to create another way of building the continent.
Project is supported by the fund of Nantes Creative Generations
This is our Europe, this is My Europe.
They call themselves « schools » but they don’t look anything like. France’s sixty «Second Chance Schools » offer several months’ training to unemployed young people from ages 18 to 30 who have no qualifications. The origins of these unusual centers of training lie in a European initiative, driven forward by the French Edith Cresson.
For a year, the French town of Nantes has had its own « Second Chance School ». One hundred and twenty participants have already benefited from these catch-up classes. Justine Caurant went to meet some of them.