YES: Youth unemployment: fostering Entrepreneurial Skills

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Youth unemployment has been rising in European societies with an alarming rate and this is why youth employment has come to be the first topic for discussion in the context of the Structured Dialogue between public governments and agencies and youth organisations. In this sense, several actions are being taken in EU, including support young people’s entrepreneurship via: (i) targeted education, (ii) access to funds, (iii) mentoring, and (iv) support networks and structures in favour of youth entrepreneurship.

In this light, project YES aimed at transferring and adapting products already developed in the framework of implementation of a previous project (EL ePROF and LT ePACK materials), which targeted trainers and unemployed individuals, having as an objective the enhancing of their entrepreneurial skills.

At European level, the YES project focused also on the second priotity of the LDV program, ECVET for transparency and recognition of learning outcomes and qualifications, with the design of an European ECVET curricula for youth entrepreneurs, based on EQF learning outcomes, defined in terms of knowledge, skills and competences, and allocation of ECVET points, taking into account European recommendations and the development of a common guideline for its integration in existing national VET programmes.

  • Full title: YES: Youth unemployment: fostering Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Start: 01/12/2012
  • Finish: 30/11/2014
  • Programme: Leonardo da Vinci
  • Sub-Programme: Transfer of innovation multilateral projects
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Youth Entrepreneurial Skills

Learning basic issues of entrepreneurship and improving the trainee’s entrepreneurial skill.


Development for Vocational Technical Education Centre (METGEM) of University of Bahcesehir Bahçeşehir University/METGEM , Τurkey

T.R. Governorship of Istanbul , Τurkey

Young Businessman Association Of Turkey Bursa Branch, Τurkey

Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade, Portugal

Baltic Education Technology Institute, Lithuania

Instituto Europeo de Estudios para la Formación y el Desarrollo, Spain

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
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