I-LINC: how to empower youth for employability and entrepreneurship

The I-LINC platform will be the meeting point for stakeholders to constructively discuss and design socio-educational e-solutions and policy options to modernise education through ICT, provide inclusive alternatives to formal education developed by the non-formal education sector and Third sector, and create a new “digital” path for employment for young people.

The 2nd meeting of the I-LINC project consortium was organized in Madrid, on 8-9th of June, bringing together partners from Telefonica, Technical University of Dortmund, European SchoolNet and Telecentre Europe. It was a great opportunity to review the progress of the project activities started on 1st of January 2015, and to plan next steps.

I-LINC project partners’ group photo in Madrid

The Madrid meeting focused on three main topics that are crucial at this stage of the project:

  1. online portal development
  2. stakeholders’ engagement
  3. dissemination/promotion.

Both online and offline activities will kick off this summer, after a preparation phase that included an analysis of stakeholders and a stakeholders survey with over 100 responses. While the online portal will go live end of July 2015, the first two I-LINC workshops are already planned for September (Belgrade) and November (Barcelona).

Watch this space – there’s a lot more to know about I-LINC, and we will make sure you, too, will be part of it!