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The project L.I.K.E. (The “Life Investment is the Key to Employment”) is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. It looks at the growing incidence of young people in the age group 15 -29 years old with mental health problems in Europe and the inability of the conventional labor problems to address the specific needs of this target group.

The project aims to improve the social inclusion and employment of the target group by studying the status of these young people, developing, experimenting and applying an innovative methodology that meets their needs and engages the whole community - relatives, employers and institutions - in the process. In addition, the broad partnership in the consortium works internationally to find common European solutions for social inclusion and quality and sustainable employment for young people with mental health problems.

Through the creation of "Hidden Likes" Houses - centers for support, communication and training, the project will achieve synergy in building activation, a healthier lifestyle and sustainable employment across Europe among the target group. By overcoming isolation and increase their motivation, they will get a mentor to help them in their training for local jobs.

Target groups:

  • Long-term unemployed young people aged 15-29 with mental health problems

  • Roma and other minority groups

  • Relatives and families of young people with mental health problems

  • Local employers

  • Mental health specialists

Project partners:

  • Association “Sustainability of progressive and open communication (SPOC), Bulgaria

  • Association PINS, Latvia

  • Codici Social Cooperative, Italy

  • Salva Vita, Hungary

  • Inspiring NGO (Hvetjandi NGO) HRIS, Iceland

  • Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Concurrent Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders, Norway

More information:

The “Life Investment is the Key to Employment” project is funded by EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment.


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