Young people learn about rights at work

The idea of the project is to use gamification of the Rights@Work instruction materials in schools and other contexts to raise young people's awareness of their rights at work. Areas to be covered include important guidance on how to avoid the traps of informal economy, understand their rights and obligations at work, know where they can obtain support and increase their participation in the governance of the labour market.

In Moldova, major pull factors for migration among young people are the hope to find a job with higher earnings and generally better working conditions in another country. The Moldovan labour market falls short both in terms of quantity and quality of jobs for youth seeking to transition to decent work. Statistics reveal that once employed, young people in Moldova are more likely to be in informal employment than adults with one third of the economically active youth working in the informal economy.

Denial of rights at work, inadequate social protection and the absence of social dialogue are the main features of informal jobs. Thus, young people face clear labour market disadvantages that need to be tackled from multiple perspectives.

Gamification is the application of game elements and digital-game design techniques in non-game contexts and/or to non-game problems, such as social impact challenges.

The idea of the project is to use gamification of the ILO Rights@Work instruction materials in schools and other contexts to raise young people's awareness of their rights at work. Areas to be covered include important guidance on how to avoid the traps of informal economy, understand their rights and obligations at work, know where they can obtain support and increase their participation in labour market governance. Among others, it will target young people with a declared intention to migrate. A good gamification strategy with high levels of engagement will lead to an effective, informal learning environment that familiarizes youth with their basic rights at work and enhance a set of skills that help them exercise their rights more effectively.

An integral part of the project’s implementation strategy is to solicit the in-kind cooperation of Czech institutions with relevant competences (such as the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, the Czech chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Masaryk University in Brno or others).