WIMOOV - The mobility platform in favor of people with transport difficulties

WIMOOV - The platform for increasing mobility in favor of people with transport difficulties
Written by: Tomislav Perovic

In the early 1960s, the average distance to work did not exceed three kilometers, mopeds and public transportation ensured mobility for those who couldn’t go to work on foot or by bicycle. However, the people equip themselves with cars, with the double concern: to show that they belong to the middle class and to offer to their family a few exits out of town .

Gangboy employment service

Homeboy Industries
"Nothing stops a bullet like a job."

In the late 1980s, the city of Los Angeles was struggling to deal with escalating gang violence and gang membership. Citizens of Los Angeles and Father Greg witnessed the devastating impact of gang violence in the community during the "the decade of death”. By 1988, having buried an ever growing number of young people killed in gang violence, Father Boyle, parish and community members sought to address the escalating problems and unmet needs of gang-involved youth by developing positive opportunities for them.

Increasing employability of Roma man and women

Thinking of the positive models and social innovations within the framework of the project “Regional CSO platform advocating social innovation under employment policies that guarantees security for youth at risks”, one example of good practice in increasing employability of young Roma men and women came to my mind. The program is titled “Broadening the Horizons of Roma Youth and Young Adults” and was implemented several years ago by CARE International in Serbia, funded by CIDA. At that time I was working in CARE and I’ve participated both in design and implementation of this project.

Physical appearance between primary sources of discrimination in hiring

The Solidarity Tie - Clothes don’t make the man but it contributes

Physical appearance (clothing style or corpulence) plays an important role in recruitment. It is the second discriminating factor in hiring. The physical appearance is after all very important, as our society conveys beauty canons. This new type of discrimination also affects the clothing, the haircuts or the piercings. Some employers are sometimes reluctant because of their education or the image they want to give of their company.

Chronicle from Montenegro about culture of enterpreneurship

An example of introducing culture of entrepreneurship: FORMAT Belgium – Federation of Youth clubs and example of Catalonia

European practice, as well as examples in the region show that support through the services that encourage entrepreneurship is one of the ways for solving the problem of youth unemployment. This chronicle presents a sublimation of different experiences and programs that affirm entrepreneurship, which were collected during the study visit of the Belgium organization FORMAT, to Spain, or more specific Catalonia1.

Ermal Nazifi - Albania

Social innovation in youth employment:the social business case in Albania

1. Introduction
The biggest problem during the transition, which is identified by the Albanian citizens, is the lack of employment along with corruption, and organized crime. Considering the large youth population, in Albania, youth employment remains a critical element of sustainable development and should be a top priority on every government’s agenda.

Employment service for migrants

SKUHNA as an example how food made the difference
Written by Ivana Boskovic

Providing access to employment and social inclusion for everyone, therefore preventing any form of discrimination in the labour market and improving the employability of vulnerable groups, should be long-term objective leading to greater social cohesion. Nowadays, inclusion of vulnerable or underprivileged groups at the labour market across Europe and in the other social activities may be found as challenging as ever. 

Tomislav Perovic 2 - France

The program 'Young Talents in our neighborhood' in France
(Nos Quartiers ont des Talents – NQT)

What are the priority neighborhoods?
Priority neighborhoods or sensitive urban zones1 (ZUS - Zones Urbaines Sensibles) in France are mainly located in major cities such as Paris, Lille, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Marseille, Montpellier and Rouen.

Tomislav Perovic - Montenegro/France

Services that encourage employment and increase the employability of young people in France

Intro: Based on the conclusions came up from the report from 1981, which was conducted in order to observe the causes of high unemployment rate in France, youth unemployment is not only caused by economic crisis, but also due to fact that school system is not complementary to the demands of the labor market, a poor awareness of young people, as well as insufficient professional orientation of young people when they need to decide which career path to take.

Services for homeless

Kings of the Street
services for homeless

In Slovenia in 2004, a group of students and researchers, mainly from the field of social pedagogy, initiated the Kings of the Street project. It began as research about the culture of the homeless in Ljubljana, who are often the target of stigmas and labels that they are: criminals, drug addicts, alcoholics, bums…

Marinela Sumanjski - Bosnia and Herzegovina/Serbia

Cakovec, Medjimurje county

In this chronicle we will present work of ACT Group from Cakovec that has developed various social innovations in their work or use those one that already exist. The social innovations we are going to introduce you here are: product innovations, social enterprises, social cooperatives, innovation in company/organization governance, creation of the regional network that support community based social innovations etc.

Aneta Shijakova - Macedonia

“Towards a better life by selling a Street Journal"

Thanks to the street magazines and newspapers, thousands of homeless, unemployed and vulnerable people around the world take back control of their lives through the street sale.