Making my future - Enhancing lives of young people

P4 Skilled and socially inclusive region

4.1. More people benefiting from stronger Central Baltic communities

Central Baltic

01.08.2019 - 30.09.2021

€195 173

€153 285

Project Summary:

Young people living in either disadvantaged or remote communities are at risk of social and educational exclusion. Between the age of 16 and 25, young people are shaping their future with their education and career choices. Peer, family, as well as community pressure, all play an important role in this process. 
The project "Making my future" connects youngsters with professionals from Estonia, Latvia, and Finland. The aim is to support the youngsters in shaping their future by learning new skills and by promoting self-esteem. Action learning - that is working together with young people by using socio-cultural and future guidance methods – enhances their potentials and engages them in small scale projects aimed at having an impact in their communities.
The process entails a community study method, the co-creation, and implementation of small-scale projects in the local communities and a virtual platform. The activities will be planned and implemented by the youngsters themselves. Results and methods will be free to use and will mostly be promoted to NGOs and educational institutes working with young people and communities.

Lead Partner

Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu Oy

Country: FI

Partner budget: 126.122 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 94.592 EUR ERDF

Project Partners

Nodibinājums ”Sociālo pakalpojumu aģentūra”

Country: LV

Partner budget: 642 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 546 EUR ERDF

MTÜ Peipsi Koostöö Keskus

Country: EE

Partner budget: 35.260 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 29.971 EUR ERDF

Resiliences Centrs

Country: LV

Partner budget: 33.149 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 28.176 EUR ERDF

Expected results

The project's main results are at the individual level skills promotion and activation of young people, at the community level small practical projects designed and implemented by young people themselves for the community and at the national/crossborder level the result is to have a virtual platform with tested methods of how to make this all happen, which works and why. The platform serves an open learning arena for all to have insights and ideas for similar projects.

Internet presence