Promoting the employability of youth in European rural areas through Co-working spaces

Co-working spaces have come to the foreground of the economic life, of major cities, over the last 5 years. As term is not yet very widespread. In co-working spaces the style of work is completely different from that of an office, involves a shared working environment and independent activity. Co-workers users are mostly young entrepreneurs who use the space for work, cooperation, professional development and socializing. In co-working spaces youth can find new possibilities of mentorship and learning from experienced professionals, open relationship and innovation.

Within this framework, started to run the two-year European program titled “Youth Re-working rural – Foresting youth entrepreneurship and local development in rural areas through co-working and spaces reconversion”, in which participates the Institute of Entrepreneurship Development, as well as partners from Norway, Italy, Spain, Slovenia and Latvia. The first transnational meeting took place in the city of Caceres in Spain at 25 and 26 of September.

The aim of the project is:

  • To promote employment and entrepreneurship by increasing young people capabilities.
  • To promote youth skills and competencies for the development of co-working spaces/incubators.
  • And fostering youth entrepreneurship, networking, training and new opportunities for local development.

The first step to implement these aims is, to create a map, which will work as a guide that will provide information about the unemployment and information about new opportunities, through the use of tools and good practices from each partner.

The next transnational meeting is organized to take place on January in Norway. For the upcoming steps of the project, new articles will be uploaded.

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