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Emprendiendo socialmente a favor de la inclusión de jóvenes
Start date: Mar 1, 2015, End date: Dec 31, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Youth unemployment is one of the biggest challenges facing Europe today. Over 22% of those under 25 are unemployed. In countries like Spain youth unemployment rate is even higher up to 55%. The way out of youth unemployment can be achieved by increasing the knowledge and skills of young people as stated by the Erasmus +. 12 Spanish and Portuguese youth will participate in this project. They face a risk situation as to be unemployed. Over the 10 months of the project, they will deal with this situation and fight to get out. The project aims to: 1. Strengthening entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity of young people 2. Increase the skills of young students or college graduates who face unemployment despite their studies 3. Import models of successful social enterprises in other countries fighting youth unemployment and implement them in Spain All this through a series of activities such as workshops, visits to social enterprises, interviews with entrepreneurs, individualized support from experts, development of a business model based on a successful model and adaptability to the Spanish reality... etc. to be undertaken in the 2 transnational meetings to be developed in Spain and United Kingdom. And with a special focus on social entrepreneurship. The social entrepreneurship, defined as a combination of employment and opportunity to fight poverty and social exclusion is seen as an important tool to fight against unemployment, unknown in the educational sector and in the society. Through this project, entrepreneurship among young people is promoted and entrepreneurial vocation wake, analyzing and enhancing the capabilities of each. It is intended to grow the enthusiasm to develop a project, and to work for the development of key skills such as finding own passions and interests, encourage creativity, improve teamwork, develop public speaking, facilitate decision making, increase the ability to lead a project, enhance English, promote constructive criticism, bring young people into business world, promote solidarity, help them to grow and mature, and make a real world learning. They will be also in the company with young people from another country, different cultural background, facing the same problems. They will have the chance to communicate and cooperate with each other and in the end to find ways out of the deadlock of unemployment. During the project the communication between the two groups will be conducted via email and facebook. A blog for the project will be set up with the results. The target group of the project is not only the group of participants, but also Spanish foundations and NGOs that want to implement the business models developed by the young people, based on the replication of successful business models. Project promoters are Tandem Social and Symbiont Consulting both partners have experience in projects in the field of youth and social entrepreneurship, and they have worked together in European projects.
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