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About the project

Young people are increasingly working as self-employed rather than accepting permanent contracts. Students should therefore learn to network, communicate and look for work on their own initiative after completing their studies. Schools must respond to this and help young people develop the right knowledge and skills. The labour market needs these young people. This approach prepares them for the future.

Making young people aware of the ‘GIG economy’

We do this by connecting them with policymakers and advisers in this project. This allows them to contribute ideas on the policies needed for this new way of working.

The ultimate goal

The ultimate goal is to create a structure where young people can voice their opinions to policymakers.

Why are we participating in this project?

The City of Leeuwarden is participating in this project because it is an important topical issue. We want to cooperate with policy advisers from other parts of Europe. We also want to give young people a voice with policymakers so that they too are heard.

Project partners

  • Friesland College
  • ROC Friese Poort
  • Learning Hub Friesland
  • City of Leeuwarden
  • Meat County Council (Ireland)
  • Dundalk Institute of Technology (Ireland)
  • Newry and Mourne Co-operative and Enterprise Agency (Northern Ireland)
  • KSPCM (Lithuania)
  • Chamber of Commerce Barcelona (Spain)
  • Educem II (Spain)

Project period

December 2020 to November 2023.

Total project budget

€ 612,177.00

You will find more information on the website Giggin policy.