The current socio-economic reality makes it difficult for the young people to access the labor market and hinders their quality of life, reducing their welfare and conditioning their personal and social development. The situation of European economic crisis affects particularly young people in their transition from the education system to the labor market according to the World Youth Report of the United Nations (2012). One of the objectives set by the EU in its 2020 strategy is to increase levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion and to secure employment for 75% of people between 24 and 64. It also seeks to ensure the investment of 3% of the EU’s GDP in R & D and innovation.
The main motivation behind the YounGO project is the willingness to promote and implement creative initiatives and youth-led projects that promote employment and self-employment, while generating added value and benefits in its nearest social environment thanks to the acquisition of new skills.