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Ghosts do not exist. Going beyond the NEET definition

The share of NEET young people in Italy is among the highest in the European Union. Over 3 million people between 15 and 34 neither study nor work. The English acronym NEET describes their condition, encompassing a diversity of contexts, times, risk factors and inequalities. How can this complexity be tackled when designing policies and programmes?

As part of the L.I.K.E. project, Codici organised from February to May 2023 the cycle of online meetings “I FANTASMI NON ESISTONO” (Ghosts do not exist) to deconstruct the NEET label and analyse possible intervention strategies in Italy.

On 2 February 2023, Stefano Laffi and Lorenzo Scalchi from Codici talked with Laura Ferrari (Afol Metropolitana), Elena Marta (Università Cattolica), Cristiana Poggio (Piazza dei Mestieri) and Anna Teselli (CGIL). The core questions were: how do social inequalities affect the NEET condition? What kind of professional orientation may improve the situation?

The recording is available on YouTube and subtitled in English:

In the last meeting, Francesco Fattori and Francesca Zamboni (Codici) dialogued in English with Pins (Latvia), Salva Vita (Hungary) and Spoc (Bulgaria) of the L.I.K.E. project to analyse together the lessons learnt, strengths and perspectives of the intervention models tested in the project years.

The recording is also available on YouTube:

The complete playlist is on YouTube.

Design ☉☉ Parco Studio

Date: 11 July 2023
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