On January 16th and 17th 2016, Prism hosted in Palermo the kick-off meeting of the project “Sustain your life through social entrepreneurship” funded with support of the Erasmus+ programme under the Key Action 2 “Strategic Partnership in the field of youth”. The meeting involve project coordinators and representatives of the partner organizations Prism – Promozione Internazionale Sicilia – Mondo (Italy) Società Consortile Rocca di Cerere (Italy), Consulta Europa Projects And Innovation (Spain), “Stichting Hogeschool Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Asociatia Dominou (Romania), Freguesia de Cascais e Estorill (Portugal), Vilniaus Kolegija (Lithuania).
The project “Sustain your life through social entrepreneurship” aims to contribute to exchange of practices and the creation of a favorable environment to encourage and enable youth workers and young people from Italy, Portugal, Romania, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Spain. to pursue social entrepreneurship. In a period when Europe and its neighbors face an economic crisis that has increased levels of youth unemployment and reduced youth participation in the labor market, the projects aims at promoting social entrepreneurship as a sustainable way in addressing these challenges. Indeed entrepreneurship and self-employment could help young people to develop key competences, to respond to emerging social needs and fully participate in society and economy development. The overall goal is to engage youth workers and young people in social entrepreneurship, as ambassadors of sustainable development and growth in their local and global communities.
The project foresee the development of innovative non-formal training modules on social entrepreneurship targeting young people, an open learning portal, training courses in Italy, the Netherlands and Portugal and multiply events in all participating countries.