During the European project FUNNY – Fighting UNemployment through Networking for Youth, from 2-7 December in Baku, Azerbaijan, the launching conference of the project “YES, TODAY!” was organised by ALDA. Several seminars and workshops took place during the week, which targeted young Azeri people (students, youth workers, unemployed), to promote debate and increase their knowledge on the topics of youth employment, and to increase their participation in the local community.

Through these activities, young Azeri participants were informed about the upcoming launch of the youth centre, which is the core of the project YES, TODAY!, and of its objectives. Furthermore, they developed skills and knowledge on their country job market and employment. Thanks to the interaction with the international participants from other 16 states in the enlarged Europe, they also got in touch with a variety of youth workers, setting the basis for international cooperation and joint activities.

The Youth Centre will provide a wide range of activities. First of all, it will provide information, training, workshops and professional assistance in the employment field to young Azeri people. At the same time, its activities will enhance social commitment and fight exclusion. The centre will also function as an incubator of innovative ideas and initiatives and develop international projects, thus ensuring its internationalization and financial sustainability.

The project YES, TODAY! is co-founded by the Waldensian Evangelical Church. For more information and upcoming news, follow ALDA’s website and social networks.

During the European project FUNNY – Fighting UNemployment through Networking for Youth, from 2-7 December in Baku, Azerbaijan, the launching conference of the project “YES, TODAY!” was organised by ALDA. Several seminars and workshops took place during the week, which targeted young Azeri people (students, youth workers, unemployed), to promote debate and increase their knowledge on the topics of youth employment, and to increase their participation in the local community.

Through these activities, young Azeri participants were informed about the upcoming launch of the youth centre, which is the core of the project YES, TODAY!, and of its objectives. Furthermore, they developed skills and knowledge on their country job market and employment. Thanks to the interaction with the international participants from other 16 states in the enlarged Europe, they also got in touch with a variety of youth workers, setting the basis for international cooperation and joint activities.

The Youth Centre will provide a wide range of activities. First of all, it will provide information, training, workshops and professional assistance in the employment field to young Azeri people. At the same time, its activities will enhance social commitment and fight exclusion. The centre will also function as an incubator of innovative ideas and initiatives and develop international projects, thus ensuring its internationalization and financial sustainability.

The project YES, TODAY! is co-founded by the Waldensian Evangelical Church. For more information and upcoming news, follow ALDA’s website and social networks.