Innovate To Work

Reference number
Coordinator Right To Play Sverige
Funding from Vinnova SEK 300 000
Project duration May 2019 - February 2020
Status Ongoing
Venture Social innovation - development and testing
Call Test and develop a social innovation – step 1 2019

Purpose and goal

Right To Play works to empower young people to create change, through the power of play and sports. This project aims to develop a method for the long-term establishment of newly arrived youth in the labour market and thus in society, while at the same time to promote increased equality (in accordance with SDGs 8 and 10). With Right To Play´s experience of creating impact, for the target group as well as for those who employ these young people, the goal is to support 100 young people into full-time work after graduation, based on each individual´s goals and prerequisites.

Expected results and effects

The project is expected to result in more newly arrived young people being established long-term in the labour market and thus in society. On an individual level, we see that full-time work based on the individual´s goals strengthens self-esteem, builds the youth´s network and improves language skills. We also see positive effects on an organizational level, through increased loyalty to and reduced staff turnover for employers. On a societal level, we see opportunities for reduced social costs, reduced segregation in the labour market and increased equality in society.

Planned approach and implementation

The project will be executed by young people from the target group, together with Right To Play staff and consultants from the business community. Method development will be based on youth inclusion and empowerment, in consultation with representatives from the labour market. The process aims to be adaptable in accordance to individual goals, that lead to long-term employment and create impact for youth as well as employers. After testing, the method will be scaled and implemented. The project will be impact measured throughout to ensure in-depth understanding of cause and effect.

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