SKYE Net – Skills and Knowledge for Youth Empowerment Network
The proposed Action fosters active participation of youth in both democratic and economic life by enhancing entrepreneurial and career management skills among youth, with a focus on disadvantaged youth, as well as supporting youth-led social enterprises that address community-level problems and focus on digital and green transition in Armenia, Georgia, and Moldova. Specific Objective 1 proposes supporting youth social entrepreneur start-ups, with a focus on green and digital economies, and promoting information about and access to existing business support schemes. Furthermore, Specific Objective 2 envisions establishing a 'SKYE Net' transnational platform. It will facilitate experience and knowledge sharing among youth in Armenia, Georgia, and Moldova, with a focus on digital and green transformation. The platform will engage relevant private and public actors, educational institutions, and representative youth organizations from these three countries.
The Overall Objective of the Action is to have Successful entrepreneurial and career management practices as well as enhanced social business opportunities in place for the youth in Armenia, Georgia and Moldova, through the following specific objectives:
Specific Objective 1: Young change-makers in Armenia, Georgia and Moldova have enhanced opportunities and the capacity applied to transform their impactful ideas into sustainable social businesses.
Specific Objective 2: Youth-driven social entrepreneurship, with a focus on green and digital economies, is accelerated through the development of social enterprise business models, cross-border networking, and an improved business environment.
• More than 300 youth in target locations got acquainted with the essence of social entrepreneurship, its objectives and successful cases; youngsters are inspired to take part in the Action;
• 180 youth develop entrepreneurship skills and learn how to conduct idea pitching; at least 70% of participants developed business models under the guidance of a business trainer/coach.
• 30 most impactful social enterprise (SE) business models supported with sub-grants
• SE handbook is created
• Established 25 SKYE youth empowerment clubs in Moldova (5), Armenia (10), Georgia (10 Established 25 SKYE clubs in Moldova (5), Armenia (10), Georgia (10).
Business, Civil society, Cross-Border Cooperation, Eastern Partnership, Environment, Jobs, Local development, Skills, Youth
Armenia, Georgia, Republic of Moldova