JOURNEY – Joint Organization to Unite Rural Networks of Entrepreneurial Youth

JOURNEY – Joint Organization to Unite Rural Networks of Entrepreneurial Youth

Project funded by the ERASMUS PLUS programme: 602608-EPP-1-2018-1-UA-EPPKA2-CBY-EP-PE

Youth unemployment and self-employment in the rural areas, is an extremely important topic in overall Europe, and in particular in those countries of eastern Europe that singed bilateral agreement of cooperation with the European Commission under the umbrella of the “Eastern Partnership” (EaP).

JOURNEY is the project that tackle the important challange of developing the entrepreneurial potential of rural areas in EaP countries.

The partnership:

 

The objectives of the JOURNEY project are:

  • to allow youth workers from Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Georgia to acquire mentorship skills to support young entrepreneurs in the rural areas of the eastern countries involved
  • to promote entrepreneurship education defining necessary tools to develop skills and competences thanks to original online courses
  • to raise awareness about entrepreneurship education and consolidating a network of young people and entrepreneurs from rural areas to share information and best practice
  • to support the European initiative and dialogue between countries from the eastern partnership

Main activities are:

  • training and preparation of mentors to support the start-up of new enterprises in the rural areas of eastern countries
  • On-line platform to support the training programme for mentors and young entrepreneurs
  • Set-up of a “Club of youth entrepreneurs”
  • Mobility of youngsters from the eastern countries to Italy and Poland to attend training programme for mentors and young entrepreneurs
  • capacity building workshop in the eastern countries
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