Organisations across Wales are tackling youth unemployment and helping young people to gain experience abroad after receiving EU funding

Press release - 3 December 2015

Vale of Glamorgan Council are just one of the organisations to have been successful in receiving funding through Erasmus+, a major European programme.

Managed in the UK by the British Council and Ecorys UK, Erasmus+ is the European Union’s (EU) programme for education, training, youth and sport, with the EU committing £12 billion to the programme between 2014 and 2020. The British Council Erasmus+ team are based in the Cardiff office and Ecorys UK team are based in Birmingham.

Their project - Achieving Success in Education Employment and Training - works with young people across South Wales who are not in education, training or employment (NEET). Young people from the region aged between 16 and 24 meet with other people in their situation from France and Germany to take part in a range of activities throughout South Wales helping them to boost their confidence, learn new skills and make them more employable.

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