From 2021 to 2023 we are participating in the YES project (Youth Employment and Social entrepreneurship), co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission. It is a partnership with organisations from Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, China and Romania, that are putting their heads together to increase youth education and employability. This will be achieved in the form of social entrepreneurship.
The core of the project is to develop a strategic, locally-tailored youth entrepreneurship framework in the participating countries, so that young people have a chance to emerge from unemployment through entrepreneurship into self-employment. It thus wants to empower young people, from the ages of 18-24, with knowledge and skills on social entrepreneurship.
The main goals are:
- To establish action plans to stimulate youth entrepreneurship and employment, i.e. much-needed local policy frameworks;
- To establish local task forces, enlisting business, academia and decision-makers as active contributors to the action plans’ development, together with young people and youth workers;
- To create a supportive environment on a local level to expand young people’s knowledge and entrepreneurial skills.