Educational & Cultural Bridges NGO
The one year project “How to START UP for Young People” is financed by European Commission within Erasmus Plus projects and will be devoted to fighting against unemployment among young people, especially from vulnerable groups, poor background and fewer opportunities.
No doubt that one project cannot solve such a huge problem as unemployment that young people face today in Europe, but the international team of professional experts and trainers who have designed the project will train and teach young people entrepreneurship, leadership skills and knowledge how to START UP their own small business or job.
On this purpose the project will involve eight participating countries in total, where the unemployment problem is the highest in Europe.
From EU 5 participating countries were selected such as: Greece, Italy, Croatia, Portugal and France. From Eastern Partnership countries totally 3 will be participants: Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine.
The problem of high rate of unemployment among young people is one of the major problems that young people, especially from vulnerable groups, face today in Europe and a problem that needs to be solved, as in some countries (especially participating in this project) it remains No. 1 problem troubling young people today.
Very often in a failed attempt to find a job in their countries young people hopelessly leave their homes for better opportunities and possibilities, though leaving and migrating can also bring its negative effects especially if the young people are not that educated or experienced they might easily become victims of trafficking, member of a criminal group and etc.
So fighting with the problem of unemployment by means of educating young people, transforming entrepreneurship skills to young people, we will not only help youngsters to find or create a good job but will keep them away from violence, crime and psychical disorders.
All eight selected countries of the project have extremely high rate of unemployment among youth. According to the World Bank Data of 2017, the picture of our 8 participating countries is the following:
The situation is nearly the same in all 8 participating countries, every 3rd young person is unemployed, in Greece even worse every second youngster. These figures are very dramatic and alarming.
According to “Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion” department of European Commission high youth unemployment co-exists sometimes with increased difficulties in filling vacancies, which points to the existence of labour market mismatches, due to inadequate skills, limited geographic mobility or inadequate wage conditions. All the participating organizations try to solve problem of unemployment by means of different educational projects.