Youth unemployment remains one of the biggest problems in EU: over 6 million young people are currently unemployed [Eurostat], all these are youths at higher risk of being socially alienated and those who face obstacles on the way to transfer their capital into social capital of Europe.
Nowadays, absolute priority of united Europe stands behind ﬁghting youth unemployment and “making education and training more relevant to young people’s needs” [Youth on the Move].“EU4YOU” contributes to creating an environment that allows “to acquire and develop a mix of knowledge, skills and aptitudes youth need to succeed in the labor market” and “making education and training more relevant to young people’s needs” [Youth on the Move].
The project aims to develop innovative complementary pathways for boosting the employability of young people through social youth entrepreneurship and providing them with tools for cultural entrepreneurship in particular. The project will create synergy between partner organizations and explore cross-fertilization potential of consortium. The project contributes to achieving the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy, The Social Business Initiative, and Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan.
The youth workers participating in mobility activities will enhance their knowledge on social entrepreneurship (SE), cultural entrepreneurship (CE), social innovation and learn how to use strategically creative arts for bridging the “Three C” of current-state society – culture, community, and commerce. The youth workers will act as multipliers bringing the knowledge to their local community and contributing to the toolkit content creation.
The young people participating in local workshops will gain crucial transversal skills and learn how to apply principles of project management to their creative ideas in practice, enhance own ability on creative and critical thinking, public speaking and ability to approach societal problems in a multi-disciplinary way extensively using own creative potential.