YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS OF THE FUTURE

Sources of funding: MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH AND SCIENCE / NATIONAL CENTRE "EUROPEAN YOUTH PROGRAMMES AND INITIATIVES" - Action 1.2 Youth Initiative Program "Youth in Action"
Duration: 01.08.2013-01.01.2014
Essence: The project applied the model of social entrepreneurship as a sustainable alternative for social inclusion. The main objective was to promote the social inclusion of disadvantaged young people and their integration by promoting social entrepreneurship. More specifically, the project helped to build the capacity of 20 youths, including 15 disabled young people between the ages of 15-30 on the establishment and management of social enterprise and promotion of models and best practices of social entrepreneurship among other youth groups, youth leaders, youth workers and young people at risk of social exclusion - disadvantaged youth, unemployed young, young Roma unemployed mothers and others.

Project activities: A training on social entrepreneurship was held and it was followed by consultations on registration of social enterprise to develop and disseminate the Handbook of Social Entrepreneurship, which contained basic steps for creating a successful social enterprise with the best practices from Europe, examples of successful social enterprises. The Youth Conference is held with 60 participants and a round table on integration of 30 participants, who are disadvantaged young people with different profiles and social status.
The project provided opportunities for personal, professional and social development of people with disabilities and risk prevention of social exclusion by motivating them to social entrepreneurial initiatives, identifying the specific interests and opportunities, and providing services and assistance to start a social enterprise.