Young Entrepreneurs for Community Growth
European project ’Young Entrepreneurs for Community Growth’ aims to increase entrepreneurial competences and the level of knowledge about the business potential of their region for young people from marginalised, rural and disadvantaged areas of Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine and Moldova with the collaboration of partner organisations from Italy and Spain.
The project will involve at least 700 young people from the above-mentioned countries, aged 15-19, from selected rural areas, that will participate in workshops with the aim to develop their entrepreneurial potential, critical thinking and soft skills abilities. These workshops will use innovative non-formal methodologies that will be created during the project by professional youth workers.
The innovative non-formal methodology of entrepreneurial education for youth created will be published in a tool-kit available in all of the partners languages and English. This methodology will have an impact on youth workers all over Europe which will be able to implement the new methods in their work of developing the entrepreneurial potential of youngsters.
A guide for youth called “1.2.3 START!- Up” will be developed as a result of the project. This guide will offer essential information that will lead youth in developing entrepreneurial qualities, clarifying and setting up life goals, offering tools to develop critical thinking and opening the path to adopt proactive behaviours in their daily activities. The guide will be available in Georgian, Armenian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Italian, Spanish and English languages.
The project activities include: a transnational preparatory meeting, a research of the needs of youth in the field of entrepreneurship education that will be undertaken in selected areas of the implementing countries, a training course for youth workers, local workshops of entrepreneurial education for youth, a youth exchange involving 60 young people from the 6 partner countries, local conferences between government representatives, businessmen and young people and an evaluation meeting.
In the project, 4 interactive web-platform will be developed, one in Georgia, one in Armenia, one in Moldova and one in Ukraine. The web-platforms are addressed to youth who seek to get more information about entrepreneurship, self-development, opportunities for starting a business, funding opportunities.
The project is coordinated by AISI Youth Alliance from Georgia in collaboration with organisations from other countries: Poruch from Ukraine, Cilento Youth Union from Italy, Creatorii from Moldova, ADEFIS Juventud International from Spain and Armenian Progressive Youth from Armenia.
Young Entrepreneurs for Community Growth represents a Capacity Building in the Field of Youth project, Eastern Partnership Youth Window projects co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission.
The kick-off meeting of the project took place in Yerevan, during 1-7 of December and was hosted by APY – our Armenian partner. Bellow you can see some photos from the meeting. During this meeting all the details in order to successfully implement the project activities have been agreed by all partners.