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Green Entrepreneurship – An opportunity to increase the employability of disadvantaged youth

Institute of Entrepreneurship Development promotes and develops the field of green economy and entrepreneurship as an opportunity to increase the employability of disadvantaged youth between 16-30 years. Within the framework of the European ERASMUS+ project “This is a Green’s World” local workshops will be organized and held targeting at training young people in green economy topics and aspects.

After the workshops, each young individual will be able to develop a green business plan, describing his entrepreneurial idea for a green business. All business plans from all participants will be published on the project’s website and the three best ones will be chosen through an online competition.

Institute of Entrepreneurship Development will be responsible for organizing and holding the workshop in the city of Larissa.

The design and coordination of the above issues, as well as of other coordinating issues, was the context of the transnational meeting which took place in Canterbury, UK, 15-18 of March 2016. During the meeting, Institute of Entrepreneurship Development presented the training material that has developed for the workshop as well as the template of the business plan that will be used.

Also, the partners of the project implemented the following activities during the meeting in UK:

  • Implementation of the workshop “Supporting Young Entrepreneurs in the UK system” by Keith Harrison, CEO of Rural Kent
  • Study visit to Commonwork Land Trust (commonwork.org.uk ), a farm with training Centre and special programmes for young people on environmental sector
  • Study visit to No Walls Gardens project: an employment project for young people in an excluded area (nowallsgardens.org )

 


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