Nowadays it is extremely difficult for young people without a formal education that are not in employment and education to find a job. However, even without formal training or labour market experience, youth people do gather competences. Globalisation, demographic change, technological advances and the financial crisis have created major challenges for today’s societies. Individuals have to confront rapidly changing data and to learn how to keep up with these changes and advancement. In order to function well in this “new” diverse world, the need for adaptability is no longer a choice. It is vitally necessary that individuals develop competences in a wide range of fields, which will allow them to adapt to the evolution and the changing environment. It is necessary for NEETs to gain the necessary knowledge, skills and competences through VAT in terms of social entrepreneurship, a field that is gaining high interest and which can provide as a means to exit the crisis.
The specific project comes to address NEETs and youth unemployment through the development of social entrepreneurship, making it an alternative for unemployed youth. The main objective of the project is to upgrade and enhance VET in terms of social entrepreneurship to provide more effective and efficient courses in the subject and to increase the participation and activation of youth in terms of social entrepreneurship, thus decreasing the level of dormancy that exists among NEETs and decreasing the level of unemployment.