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Social Enterpreneurship for Younger's Empowerment
Start date: Aug 30, 2016, End date: Mar 29, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The aim of this project is to promote the mobility and exchange of young qualified people (those with a university degree or tertiary education), in order to foster initiatives of social entrepreneurship among qualified youngers. These exchanges are aimed to give this target population the skills needed to run their own business as an alternative way to seek employment opportunities. But at the same time, the exchanged skills must empower them to transform their social awareness in a social company.The goal of empowering Young People by means of providing them with entrepreneurial skills to foster social enterprise initiatives gives an answer to the need of empowering young qualified people who might have been marginalized by the economic crisis and are being excluded from economic and social life due to their lack of job opportunities.Priority will be given to those young people with a university degree/tertiary education diploma, holding initiatives or ideas aimed to cover social needs related to education, employment and wellbeing, young population under risk and the protection of the environment.SEYE’s objectives are :1. To help youth qualified people to create social companies aimed to serve the unfulfilled needs of underserved population and other social needs, with a special emphasis on education, employment and wellbeing, young population under risk and the protection of the environment.2. To cover the horizontal mismatch between the qualifications of young people who has completed tertiary education and their entrepreneurial skills3. To provide the participants with a multicultural experience aboard, so that they are able to know how social companies and initiatives operate in another country, which are the Youth policies and needs in some other MS, and which business ideas that are being evolved in other countries could be transferred to their own home countryEEXPECTED RESULTS1. The participants will gain competences (skills) related to entrepreneurship, which constitute a crucial part of the gap between their formal qualifications and the skills they need to initiate a business. Moreover, they will gain skills related to international relations, and soft skills such as interpersonal communicative skills and critical thinking. Also, they will improve verbal skills in a foreign language, and they will eventually have a better understanding of Youth policies across the EU. 2. The partners will gain skills to act in an international environment, being able to improve their management skills and to develop internationalization strategies in the near future. They will also gain knowledge on innovative strategies to recruit the most suitable candidates for programs oriented to improve the skills of young people and/or workers interested in social business initiatives3. The companies that will be hosting the participants will also gain international experience. They will have improved the international dimension of their business activity, and they will have had access to information aimed to design innovative solutions to Youth needs.IMPACT.SEYE expects to have a long-term impact in at least these dimensions:1. Exchanges of experience and information about the avenues through which young people can help to handle and give a solution to social needs, from the most traditional forms of volunteering to more innovative forms of social entrepreneurship.2. Through the activities developed, we expect to contribute to bridge the gap between formal competencies these young people already hold, and the soft competences needed to foster an initiative of social entrepreneurship.3. Young people involved in the exchange will be able to improve their language skills, and they will gain international experience. Moreover, they will be able to increase their knowledge on the various ways of dealing with social needs at the local level, 4. Networking: this project opens a great opportunity to learn from the business culture of very different countries, when we compare UK and Spain in terms of entrepreneurship and youth employment.
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