Salome DOLIDZE, Georgia
PROJECT: Factors Affecting NEET Youths’ Transition into Adulthood in Samtskhe-Javakheti Region

Salome Dolidze is an accomplished professional with over ten years of experience in the public and non-profit sectors. She currently works as a researcher at the Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC-Georgia), while also pursuing a Ph.D. in Sociology at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Her doctoral research focuses on understanding the challenges faced by NEET youths during their transition to adulthood.

In addition to her professional work, Salome actively contributes to the international research community as a member of the Pool of European Youth Researchers (PEYR). Throughout her career, she has led over 20 research projects and collaborated with various organizations, including UN Women, IOM, World Bank, and YFJ, among others. Her research has involved both country-specific analyses and Europe-wide studies, providing valuable insights and evidence to inform policy decisions related to empowering women, youth, and disadvantaged groups.

“My project aims to empower rural NEET youth in Samtskhe-Javakheti region of Georgia, particularly ethnic minorities and girls, to successfully transition to adulthood.  By conducting targeted research and engaging with the community, I aim to identify the underlying barriers impeding their progress, develop evidence-based recommendations and advocacy campaigns to address these challenges. Through this project, I hope to contribute to a more inclusive and equitable society where all young people have the opportunity to reach their full potential and contribute to the development of their communities.” – Salome DOLIDZE

Factors Affecting NEET Youths’ Transition into Adulthood in Samtskhe-Javakheti Region

Fellowship Summary: The Fellowship project aims to explore the factors affecting transition to adulthood for rural NEET (‘not in education or employment’) youth in the Samtskhe-Javakheti, with a focus on ethnic minorities and girls, in order to identify the underlying socio-economic, cultural, and educational barriers that prevent them from transitioning to adulthood successfully.

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Fellowship Programs 2023
Country Georgia
Areas of Interest Awareness raising
Topics Youth empowerment
Project duration January - August 2024