eYe – European Youth Employment

Description and vision of this project

61% of European employers say they cannot find young talent with the right skills. 7.5 million young people in Europa are out of job, education or training, creating an economic loss of 150 billion Euro. The goal of eYe is to provide employers access to young talent with the right soft skills quickly and cost effectively and increase the employability of young people.

Since the launch event in November 2014, we have focused our attention on Portugal. Here we have kicked-off the first eYe-pilot in summer 2015. Our first cohort of young unemployed people got the chance to join our program that includes a unique combination of physical and virtual workshops, peer-to-peer coaching, english language sessions, communication and self-awareness training. The eYe-project prepares participants for the job requirements. At the same time we enable employers to increase their productivity as they gain access to the pool of eYe-graduates.

“Better results, better future – Tap into millennial talent”

“The European Youth Employment (eYe) – project is a ground breaking approach to increase the employability of young people and to help employers hire talent.” (Jan Mühlfeit – Chairman Europe, Microsoft Corporation 2007-2014)

The pilot was launched at the YMCA in Setubal (Portugal), which has become another CircularSociety Center. Our growing impact community in Portugal includes organizations like the World YMCA, Education First (EF), ZURICH Financial, Talentory, AIESEC, ATEC, Polytechnic Institute Setubal, Kelly Services, NOVA, CCISP, Science4You, the Swiss-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and others.

“The eYe project is a tremendously important project in the fight against youth unemployment. Circular Society is taking a unique approach by bringing together and involving all the relevant stakeholders. It is only through such collective effort that we can be successful”
(Dr. Peter Vogel, Author of Generation Jobless?)


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Video: CEO of World YMCA about their reasoning for partnering with CircularSociety

Launch Event

First cohort in Portugal

eYe has had a successful launch in Portugal – all previously unemployed young people have found a job since the graduating from the program!

A big thank you to all who have and still are supporting the eYe program.

Video: Rita Queiroz

Wall of fame

Here is a list of the private individuals who donated towards making the eYe programme happen.

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