The MAB project aims to develop mentoring hubs in Eastern and Southern European countries, which will organize and train established professional adults aged 50+ as mentors. These volunteers will help younger people aged 18-30, including those at risk of marginalisation, to develop their professional skills and enter the labour markets within the European Union and beyond.
The project will run for two years and will create an online platform to help match mentors and mentees: older mentors will offer their knowledge and experience and younger people can register for guidance in their field of interest.
The project provides the opportunity for cross-border cooperation between mentors and mentees through the MAB platform.
Cooperation and networking of guidance hubs between European countries are facilitated
The guidance of the mentees is individually designed for their personal needs.
Building on successful mentoring programmes, the MAB team will develop a robust, targeted methodology aiming at the transnational connection between mentors and mentees.
The matching of mentors with their mentees will be done through the MAB platform, with specific criteria for identifying the needs, and fostering the strongest possible mentoring experience.
Nine (9) Mentoring hubs will be set up in Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, and Poland, with the main tasks of training mentors and matching them with mentees. We are also inviting other organisations to become mentoring hubs!
A minimum of 120 mentors will be trained by the Mentoring Hubs and will be available through the MAB platform to guide the younger people selected.
A minimum of 120 younger people aged 18-30 will be able to register on the platform over a period of six months, and will receive mentoring through the MAB programme and its mentors.
The MAB Mentoring Programmes will be implemented twice for up to 6 months and will be designed to meet the needs of each mentee.
The MAB programme will be evaluated by all stakeholders (mentors, mentees, institutions, partners) in order to have a comprehensive picture for improvements and adjustments.