The “Now What?” project aspired at the development and provision of a cohesive and consistent package of support, information, advice and guidance to those young people leaving care aged 16-19 years old, so as to achieve a seamless transition into adulthood. The “Now What?” project aimed at the development and delivery of an integrated approach in dealing with the preparedeness of care leavers to face the challenges of living an independent and healthy adult life. The approach includes the organization and delivery of the Life Skills Workshops for care leavers and the development of their After Care Plans, through a cohesive mentoring process. The project also entails the training and the active involvement of care professionals and mentors in the four participating countries.


  • Life skills training curriculum and educational materials for care leavers (Handbook and Toolkit)
  • Trainers’ Guide for the Life Skills Workshops
  • Guide for Mentors (The Mentoring Protocol) and supplementary materials
  • After Care Plans for care leavers
  • European Set of Standards


  • Training needs analysis of care leavers and care professionals
  • Training of trainers and training of mentors
  • Life skills workshops for 150 care leavers
  • Mentoring sessions for 150 care leavers
  • After Care Plans


  • West University Timisoara, Romania (coordinator)
  • SOS Children’s Villages Romania,
  • DGASPC Timis, Romania
  • University of Tirana
  • SOS Children’s Villages, Albania,
  • Lusófona University, Portugal,
  • The Smile of the Child, Greece
  • Athens Lifelong Learning Institute, Greece

More Information

Date of the Project:

01.03.2018 – 28.02.2020

Funding programme:

Erasmus +, Key Action 2, Strategic Partnerships in the Field of the Youth.


Mentoring Rights of the Child Social Inclusion Unaccompanied Minors Youth


Xenofon Chalatsis

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