Youth unemployment is a plague of today’s society. Young people struggle to find a job. That is mostly due to the high demand of skills and experience the later of which, a lot of people do not have. Training is important and whether it is happening within the business to train employees or during programmes and seminars to train young future employees, it is definitely a way to help reduce youth unemployment and promote social entrepreneurship.
To address youth unemployment, people need to have access to training that is relevant to the needs of the labor market, and furthermore to establish links with businesses in order to be able to find effective routes into employment. The rapid growth of social enterprise businesses is one of the ways for the above target to be achieved, thus allowing people to gain direct access to the jobs market in an environment that puts their development at its heart – albeit with a commercial focus. Social entrepreneurs provide an important complement to governmental action plans. They spur cooperation between the public sector, civil society, private business and the education sector; cooperation that can help the creation of new employment opportunities.
The scope of ER-SE is to provide NGO and other youth organizations’ educators with appropriate and up-to-date educational tools on social entrepreneurship, which in parallel take into consideration all the synchronous digital possibilities and innovative educational processes that are able to reinforce the absorption of relevant knowledge, therefore operating as the main catalyst in inspiring people to apply social entrepreneurship. ER-SE aims at the education of the next generation of entrepreneurs who are concerned with the sociological ramifications of entrepreneurship.
The Solution for Entrepreneurship
The projects main objectives are, to:
–Develop a culture of social entrepreneurship and innovation among young people
– Provide an innovative ICT based model, with theoretical and practical methods that will motivate the young professionals in NGOs to commit in active learning
– Strengthen cooperation and exchange of information and good practices between different areas of Europe
– Support the development of the EU as a knowledge-based society.