One of the EU’s biggest problems is with youth unemployment. More than 5 million EU citizens aged 15 to 24 are unemployed today. More than one in five young Europeans cannot find a job in the labor market. The aim of the project is to strengthen the key skills and competences of young people in their final year of school (VET institutions and universities), unemployed young people and leaders in rural areas, helping them to set up a social enterprise to make better use of local natural and human resources. economic development of rural areas and prevent brain drain.
The “European Employment Strategy” places great emphasis on promoting entrepreneurship and self-employment, with particular emphasis on social entrepreneurs. The social economy employs over 11 million people in the EU (December 2016), representing 6% of total employment. A key factor for the development of the social economy concept is the education of young people in their final year in schools, unemployed young people, local leaders, local government representatives and potential managers of social enterprises, as well as disseminating information to the general public in this area.