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Valencia is the third largest city in Spain with a population of about 810.000 in 2008. It is situated on the eastern coast of the country on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. An important touristic attraction, the city hosts a diverse architecture dating to Roman and Arabic times, but modern architecture is also well represented. Apart from tourism, the construction industry is an important part of the local economy. The city's port is the biggest on the Mediterranean Western Coast and the second of Spain in total traffic.

Valencia feels there is a lack of understanding of youth lifestyles and low involvement of the young in local community and decision making. Valencia wants to promote new links between city council and the young and coordinate better the various youth initiatives, and to tap into the potential of arts in employment. Through MY GENERATION Valencia wants to learn on youth involvement in local community and can contribute on experiences of a youth initiative. Key interest: Better coordination and employment.

  • L"opens>ocal baseline study Valencia

Final Local Action Report Valencia (Feb 2011)

 

Final Report

In the final report, the cities are asked to indicate, where they are strong, and have made progress, and where they will continue their efforts – with the help of a Local Action Plan – to achieve further progress and coverage.

Final City Report Valencia- March 2011 (Click here)

 

Case Example

Each city must produce at least one case example, which best exemplifies, in their judgement, the MG activities and co-production with the young.

My Generation Time Capsule Valencia(Click here)

My Generation Opportunities Workshops Valencia (Click here)

Raquel Poveda Time Capsule: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOmTekFfl0o

David Irurita Your own business: http://www.vimeo.com/20100155

Interview Movie Clip Valencia April 2011 (Click here)

Local action plan Valencia - in progess (May 2010)



Jóvenes Valencianod EmprendedoresWhat is your LAP about?
Jóvenes Valencianod Emprendedores

Identify, encourage and promote the spirit of entrepreneurship

  • Carry out studies in order to identify new economic opportunities and job creation
  • Carry out studies on new forms of work organization
  • Organize conferences, seminaries and working groups to promote the exchange of experiences and good practices
  • Organize conferences, seminaries and lectures to promote the spirit of entrepreneurship

Promote and boost employment among the youths by helping them to develop business projects

  • Collaboration with youth associations promoting entrepreneurship
  • Business ideas bank
  • Rewards for enterprising people
  • Promote information society

Improve professional qualification through training and education and promote work placements  

  • Professional orientation and information and training
  • Training for employment

Where has your work concentrated since Riga-workshop (jan 2010)?
On the preparation of our next meeting in Valencia, on the follow up of the Riga Workshop. 

Where have you made best and most interesting progress?
Promoting entrepreneurship in secondary schools. 

How well has your Local Support Group functioned?
We have only met once. Everybody is highly enthusiastic on preparing the meeting in Valencia.

Where is your work with the Local Action Plan at the moment?
We have summarized the situation until now and then concentrated in cooperating with the other Local Authorities. 

Below is a first set up of Valencia's LAP (jan 2010), please click on it to enlarge
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Please click underneath to see the movie of Valencia during the Study Visit in Riga

 

 

 

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What is interesting for Valencia?Lessons learned during the Outreach workshop in Gdansk

-Using social networks to communicate with y.p. (from Riga and Warsaw)
-Discovering the best capabilities of each y.p/, tell them to exploit them and improve the ones they need (from Antwerp)
-Looking for y.p. in the street (because  they are not coming to us) and organise guidance in their job search (from Antwerp)


 

 

Related Good Practices

SOME RELATED NETWORKS

My Generation at Work

Promoting employability of young people in a changing labour market, with special focus on enterprising skills and attitudes.

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URBACT will co-host an event with the City of Madrid as a part of its commitment to build cities’ capacity for civic participation