This particular intellectual output aims to establish the contextual perimeter of the key competence of learning to learn. In addition to the needs analysis prepared by each of the five partners in the preparation phase, the partners of the consortium will elaborate a complex two- level needs analysis: focused both on the needs of youth workers and disadvantaged youth- as defined in previous chapters. The needs analysis will be based on collection of local and regional collection of data- through focus groups, on aggregate data and national exiting reports- in each of the countries and through investigation of most recent EU level documents. The needs analysis will converge in policy document that will focus on the importance of the learning to learn skills in rural areas.
Direct contact with youth workers and young people from rural areas and urban peripheries are fundamental for a coherent and relevant needs analysis. The methodology of collection of data is an element of innovation:
- All partners will collect data concerning generally accepted definitions and methodological meanings of the competence of learning to learn with the view of assessing its operational character.
- Each partner will set-up a focus group at regional level (3 meetings), where youth workers in the region are invited to participate.
- Each partner organizes focus-groups with young people from rural areas and periphery urban areas (3 meetings/partner).
- Each partner prepares a common needs report based on the results of the focus groups and the research at national level.
- The lead partner will develop a set of policy recommendations that will be transmitted to local, regional and national authorities (recommendations that focus on the use and development of learning to learn skills for young people).
The intellectual output will generate a consistent impact, being a reflection of regional, national and European landscape in the field of needs related to competences of young people from disadvantaged categories. Moreover, the impact will translate in better responses to the identified needs, through the following three IO and the trainings provided in this project.