YES Project

The Youth Empowerment by Entrepreneurial Skills (Y.E.S.) Project is created by EURObizz Academy and based on our school program ‘Entrepreneurship At School‘. With this alternative version our aim is to create a tool to fight youth unemployment in Europe.

The YES Project will be executed by 5 partners in The Netherlands (EURObizz Academy), Italy (JO Consulting), Lithuania (European Social Entrepreneurship and Innovative Studies Institute), UK (Bridging To The Future) and Cyprus (Dorea Education Institute).

Within the framework of the Europe 2020 Strategy, this programme contributes to entrepreneurial education and training to tackle youth unemployment. What we see a lot, is that young people have finished their study and are still not able to find a job easily. Also, quite some jobs have simply disappeared by outsourcing to non-EU countries and by automation. The YES Project helps both youth and youth workers very practically to learn in practice entrepreneurship with all modern and digital tools, within their Venture Achievement Pathway (VAP), that is their business project idea/plan.

Youth and youth workers will be trained by trainers that are entrepreneurs themselves nowadays and share their current knowledge and experience with them. The intellectual output will be that youth workers have developed the basic competencies and confidence to create their own business and know how to use the practical tools for that. The target groups of this programme are young people aged between 18 and 27 years old who are facing learning difficulties from lack of motivation to educational capabilities limitations as well as youth workers with at least 2 years of professional experience.

Within our programme, we stimulate and practise the use of Digital Skills on 21st Century companies, including literacy skills like 3D printing, Virtual Reality, website and webshop design and media literacy through e-learning and publishing, learning skills like conceptual and creative thinking, collaborating within a team and with other independent professionals and communicating via modern channels.

Interested in participating as youth or youth worker?
The YES Project is open to apply for participation till 24 May 2019.
On 27 May 2019 applicants will be informed if they are selected or not.
Applications need to be sent to sales@eurobizz.eu and need to include a clear motivational letter of max. 1 page.

Location: The Hague (details to be annouced)

Qualification to participate
Youth:
Between age 18 and 27
Highly motivated and vocational thinking level (diplomas are not required)
Dutch speaking and (at least) basic English speaking
Not employed currently and not registered at the Chamber of Commerce

Youth workers:
Minimum age of 25
Minimum professional experience of 2 years in youth work/community work
Dutch speaking and (at least) basic English speaking
Interestest in entrepreneurship

Program Dates
Round 1 in The Netherlands:
Thursday 6 June 2019: 10:00 – 13:00 + mentor sessions: 13:30 – 15:00
Thursday 13 June 2019: 10:00 – 13:00 + mentor sessions: 13:30 – 15:00
Thursday 20 June 2019: 10:00 – 13:00 + mentor sessions: 13:30 – 15:00
Thursday 27 June 2019: 10:00 – 13:00 + mentor sessions: 13:30 – 15:00

Amount of participants in Round 1: maximum of 21 youth and 4 youth workers

Round 2 in The Netherlands:
From the maxiumum 20 participants in Round 1, a maximum of 5 youth will be selected to continue in Round 2. All 4 youth workers will continue in Round 2.

Thursday 26 September 2019: 10:00 – 13:00 + mentor sessions: 13:30 – 15:00
Thursday 3 October 2019: 10:00 – 13:00 + mentor sessions: 13:30 – 15:00
Thursday 10 October 2019: 10:00 – 13:00 + mentor sessions: 13:30 – 15:00
Thursday 17 October 2019: 10:00 – 13:00 + mentor sessions: 13:30 – 15:00

Round 3 International Meetings
From the maxiumum 5 participants in Round 2, a maximum of 4 youth will be selected to continue in Round 3. All 4 youth workers will continue in Round 3. The costs for flight tickets and accomodation will be paid after each event by EURObizz Academy.

Youth Meetings:
The International meetings for youth will last for 5 days each. Here 20 youth from 5 different countries will meet and work on their entrepreneurial concepts.
February 2020: Italy
April 2020: Lithuania

Youth Workers Meetings:
The International meetings for youth workers will last for 3 days each. Here 20 youth workers from 5 different countries will meet and work on a Train The Trainer program. Youth workers will learn how to mentor youth via entrepreneurship as a tool to fight youth unemployment.
January 2020: The Netherlands
March 2020: Cyprus
June 2020: UK

Network Meeting Day:
On the Network Meeting Day youth, youth workers, entrepreneurs, investors and stakeholders will meet and particpate in workshops
Date: 31 January 2020
Location: to be annouced

Questions?
Please send your questions to sales@eurobizz.eu.