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
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.
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.
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