Youth to Meet the Future is a Leonardo da Vinci mobility project from Lifelong Learning Programme. This project provided the opportunity for basic and social skills development through work-based learning which will help to improve the participant’s chances of gaining employment or improving their job prospects. It also provided a valuable opportunity for personal development (for example, improving self confidence and an increase in self-esteem).

The youth/community leaders often comment that many of their youngsters have not even left their own city, let alone experienced another European culture themselves. Many young people have a negative image of Europe and Europeans gained from some of the right-wing media reports. This Leonardo opportunity will open their horizons to new ideas, new ways of doing things and a new culture which, through dissemination events at the end of the project, will cascade cultural learning down to their communities.


  • Contract number: 2011-1-NO1-LEO02-03159
  • Funding Programme: Lifelong Learning Programme
  • Action: LEONARDO DA VINCI PLM (People in the Labour Market)
  • Nr of Participating Countries: 2
  • Nr of Participants: 8
  • Start date: 01.06.2012
  • End date: 31.05.2013
  • Status: concluded


This project aimed to provide opportunities for basic and social skills development. It will also provide a valuable opportunity for personal development (for example, improving self confidence and an increase in self-esteem).

  1. Media and culture
  2. Youth and community work



The final budget was 155.060,00 NOK


Youth to Meet the Future was the first stone in NiTiNs path to become an important regional reference in international learning programmes. This project was ambitious in its conception and it faced some challenges along the way that allowed NiTiN to build an important experience for future projects.

From the initial aim written in the application to send 44 participants either to UK or Portugal, only 8 participants were approved and sent to Portugal. Although this seems an unsuccessful project, in NiTiN we believe it was a fundamental step in building up capacity to become an efficient and recognized organization within the international field.

The Target Group was people struggling to find full time work, mostly aged 18 to 30 with a few over 30; the majority with a ‘fewer opportunities’ background (social obstacles, educational difficulties, cultural difference, disability, health problems).
Fitting this criteria NiTiN sent 8 youngsters fitting this criteria to Portugal. The UK partner didn´t receive any participant because there was no interest from our applicants to go there. Although there was no participants going to the UK we still cooperate with Consilium and received allot of input and shared best practices to handle the coordination of such projects.

The participants created a blog to register their experience. LINK – CLICK HERE