#PJstories – Interview with Oliwier Zimnik

Oliwier Zimnik participated in the Training Course “The NEET Challenge” organized by PROJUVEN in Torremolinos, Spain

Hello Oliwier! Can you give us your opinion about the project “The NEET Challenge“? According to you, what support works best for young people at risk of becoming NEET?

The Erasmus+ project “The NEET Challenge” in Torremolinos was the first project in my life. I met a lot of great people, got to know Spanish culture, learned a lot from our activities and admired the breathtaking views, it was a perfect first time. I liked it very much and it is definitely the beginning of my adventure with Erasmus+ programme. Thank you to all the organizers for organizing such a wonderful stay!

In my opinion, the best solution when it comes to supporting NEETs, is to give them motivation to educate, work and plan their future. Additionally, creating jobs for them and organizing various vocational courses helps in finding a willingness to work or study. If young people do not want to learn, develop and work, our scientific, technical and cultural achievements will be much lower in the future. Therefore it is so important that there are as few NEETs as possible.

The most important thing that I learned during the project was that there are many opportunities to support people in NEET situations, and that the European Union countries try very hard to keep the percentage of these people as low as possible, because it has an impact on the global economy. There are many organizations, work opportunities, so young people only need to want and be motivated to do. Therefore, if someone tells me that he or she does not work, or he or she has no idea for himself or herself about what to do, I will tell him or her that this is wrong. Nowadays, work and the world are open, so I will pass on my knowledge and experience from the project as motivation to act, because everyone can leave the situation of being NEET.

Thanks again to everyone for organizing such a nice project and see you on the next ones!


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