Promoting Youth Social Entrepreneurship

Ongoing

No. 2017-1-UK01-KA205-035438

Sep 1, 2017 – Aug 31, 2019

ERASMUS+ KA2

Project Coordinator

The Independent Academic Research Studies International Institute (United Kingdom)

Project partners

Diversity Development Group (Lithuania)

Kentro Merimnas Oikogeneias kai Paidiou (Greece)

Diesis Coop (Belgium)

Canary Wharf Consulting LTD (United Kingdom)

ICSE&Co (International Center for Southern Europe) (Italy)

Description

The objective of PROMYSE is to promote social entrepreneurship in the health/ social care sectors as an alternative pathway to youth self-sustainability, by developing the social entrepreneurship and business skills of unemployed youth, with relevant educational or professional background, and raising awareness on the benefits and added value of social enterprises to the community as a whole. In particular, PROMYSE will:

  • Draw and build on best practices and transfer expertise from successful social entrepreneurship models identified in partners’ countries
  • Develop an integrated online tool (self-enabling, networking platform) and a coherent EU methodology for youth capacity building that will outlive the project and stand out as a good and transferable practice
  • Highlight bottom-up approaches in addressing pressing (mostly crisis-born) needs on health and care service provision
  • Improve, assess and certify the skills (social, basic and business-oriented) of youth to bridge the gap between non-formal education and labour market demands
  • Promote social entrepreneurship as an alternative path for self-sustainability while at the same time addressing pressing social needs
  • Boost young beneficiaries’ self-confidence

Contact person

Jurga Mataitytė-Diržienė
Coordinator of the project 

jurga@diversitygroup.lt