PROMYSE – Promoting Youth Social Entrepreneurship                                                   

Promoting social entrepreneurship in the health/ social care sectors as an alternative pathway to youth employability.

Grant Agreement Number: 2017-1-UK01-KA205-035438

Funded by: Erasmus+     Duration: 09/2017- 08/2019   


Challenge

The recent economic crisis in Europe has severely affected young people, with countries like Greece and Italy facing tremendous percentages of youth unemployment even recently (Greece – 39,5%, Italy – 32,8%, data for December 2018). Moreover, young people seem to be alienated from politics and civil society, while fewer and fewer opportunities appear for personal and professional development.

At the same time, the social economy sector is growing and gaining momentum in EU economies in tackling societal and environmental challenges and fostering inclusive growth. EU social economy has employed more than 11 million people, about 6% of the active workforce: out of these, 26% are employed in social enterprises.

Given that entrepreneurship and self-employment have been identified as key for achieving smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, young people could harness the opportunity of social entrepreneurship and achieve positive social impact as well be more engaged in their communities.

Innovation

By capitalizing on the diverse knowledge and experience of multi-disciplinary experts and developing the entrepreneurship & business skills of youth in health and social care sector, Promyse aims at unlocking the impetus of the social economy sector as an alternative pathway of self-sustainability, producing at the same time positive social impact.

Action

A needs analysis report developed to examine the current social entrepreneurship penetration rates and the specific social needs, in relation to the health or social care sector.

Read the report here: https://www.promyse.eu/needs-identification-and-analysis_promyse/

A training curriculum developed to enhance the skills and knowledge of young people with a health/social care background, aiming to contribute to their career development. The training curriculum consists of 10 modules: Social Entrepreneurship, Human-cantered design in service provision, The health and social care sector, communication strategies, Setting up a social enterprise, Managing a social enterprise, Developing a social business model and plan, Start-up and exit strategies and Creating social value.

The training curriculum is available online and includes bests practices, case studies, videos and quizzes. The platform is available in 5 languages: Greek, English, French, Italian and Lithuanian.

For more information please see https://e-learning.promyse.eu/

A policy recommendation report developed as an e-book, including best practices and recommendations for local, international and European stakeholders working with young people.

Final Conference

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Project Partners

KMOP – Social Action and Innovation Centre
IARS (UK) (Project Coordinator)
DIESIS Coop (Belgium)
Diversity and Development Group (Lithuania)
ICSE (Italy)
Canary Wharf Consulting (UK)

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