DARE- Launch Conference

Nicosia, Monday, 24 June 2019

House of the European Union (EU HOUSE), Lordou Vyronos 30, Nicosia, 1096 (Map)

SEAL CYPRUS invites you to the launch conference of the project DARE- Day One Alliance for Employment. The project was awarded for funding by the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment.

The project DARE, which started in April 2019, involves the implementation of Job Labs and Entrepreneurship Labs that will help 1,400 young people find work or continue their education. The project will also create a system for validating non-formal learning using Open Badges. The interventions will take place in Cyprus, Italy, Greece and Portugal and encompass the transfer of good practices from Austria, Lithuania, and Poland.

The project is targeting:

(A) Young people Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET). The target group includes long-term unemployed, discouraged people who have stopped looking for work, inactive women caring for children or incapacitated adults, ethnic minorities including Roma, asylum-seekers, the low-skilled, people with mental health issues and people with disability.

(B) Employees who wish to endorse the Open Badges system for the validation of non-formal learning.

SEAL CYPRUS leads a consortium of ten organisations from eight countries. The project partners are SEAL CYPRUS (Lead Partner), Craftsmanship & SME Association/ Confartigianato Imprese Salerno (Italy), N.G.O. CIVIS PLUS (Greece), PRAKSIS – Programs of Development, Social Support and Medical Cooperation (Greece), Lithuanian Association of Non-formal Education (Lithuania), Youth Career and Advising Center, IFTE Initiative for Teaching Entrepreneurship (Austria), Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (Austria).

For more information on the project, visit https://sealcyprus.org/our-projects/dare/

To register for the Launch Conference, please fill the form: https://forms.gle/Um3n2i4mGXqpuesf8


10:00- 10:30 Registration & Coffee
10:30- 10:40 Welcome by the President of SEAL CYPRUS and Project Coordinator Ms Anna Dalosi
10:40- 10:50 Greeting from the Commissioner for Volunteerism and Non-Governmental Organizations Mr Yannis Giannakis.
10:50- 11:00 Greeting from Ms Leda Skordelli, representative of the National Focal Point for the Financial Mechanism of the EEA & Norway Grants in Cyprus. Directorate General for the European Programmes, Coordination and Development, Directorate for European Programmes.
11:00- 11:15 Presentation of the Youth Entrepreneurship Program by Ms Elena Kalli, representative of the Youth Board of Cyprus.
11:15- 11:30 Actions to Combat Youth Unemployment by Ms Marina Rigou, representative of the Department of Labor of the Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Insurance.
11:30- 11:45 Presentation of the project “DARE-Day One Alliance for Employment” by Anna Dalosi, Project Coordinator.
11:45- 12:00 Presentation of good practices from Austria, Poland and Lithuania to be transferred to the DARE project in Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Portugal by the project partners.
12:00- 12:30 Questions – Open discussion.
12:30 Light lunch.


– The event will be held in English.

– A Certificate of Attendance will be given. Participation is free of charge.

– To enter the EU House, you must present your ID or passport.

– There are parking spaces (with the use of Euro coins) in the same line with the EU House at 200 meters and opposite the Ministry of the Interior.


The project is funded by the EEA & Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment