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Youth@Work: Youth work as a supporter of entrepreneurial thinking - study visit and partnership building activity

Study Visit

12-16 June 2023 | Jyväskylä, Finland

This study visit and partnership building activity is focusing on how youth work can support young people’s entrepreneurship-skills. During the visit you will get to know different methods that are used in Finland.

Aims and Objectives:

This study visit and partnership building activity is focusing on how youth work can support young people’s entrepreneurship-skills and entrepreneurial thinking. During the visit you will get to know different methods and approaches that are used in Finland. Focus will be on the methods and working models that are mainly used with underage youth. Our Location will be central Finland, in the town of Jyväskylä, so one ingredient is also rural surroundings.

First aim of the study visit is to get to know good practices on how to support young people’s entrepreneurship-skills.  We will get a general understanding about how young people are supported in entrepreneurial thinking and even how a young person can become an entrepreneur themselves. Different methods from NGO´s like 4H, Youth Entrepreneurship House Innola, Young Achievement etc. will be showcased during the study visit.

Other element of the study visit is peer sharing. You are also invited to share your work, practices, and methods related to young people’s entrepreneurship-skills. This gives participants an opportunity to learn from each other and an arena to present their own practices.

Second as important aim is to encourage participants to create and build partnerships and learn how European Youth Programs can be used.  Aim is to recognize potential tools from European Youth Programs (Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps) and even find suitable partners among the participants for future projects.

You can find a program draft of the event on this page. Note, that there can be minor changes to the program. Arrival will be on 12th June and departure on 16th June, and we expect that all participants will respect this timetable.


This study visit is targeted for youth workers and representatives from NGO´s and municipalities that are working with young people’s entrepreneurship-skills. We are looking for participants who are working directly with this topic or who oversee the development of these kinds of services for young people. We will not select participants who only have a personal interest in this topic and have no concrete connection to youth work or work with young people’s entrepreneurship-skills.

Participants should also be interested in creating projects under European youth programs (Erasmus+ & European Solidarity Corps), but there is no need to have previous experience on these. Working language will be English.  

Youth@Work Partnership on youth employability and entrepreneurship of Erasmus+ National Agencies

This event is part of the Youth@Work Partnership, alongside other projects tackling youth employability and entrepreneurship, organised by the 14 member Erasmus+ National Agencies and SALTO-YOUTH Resource Centres. You can learn more about Youth@Work at www.youthatworkpartnership.org and @YouthatWorkPartnership.

Safe, accessible, and sustainable

In this event, we follow the principles of a safer space. We strive to ensure that everyone is met as their own self and that no one must fear discrimination or harassment. We want you to respect the same principle.

Our activities are accessible to people with different abilities. If you need a support person, accessible room and transport or other kind of support, we will provide it for you. You can tell your individual needs in beforehand so we can support you in your participation.

We take sustainability in consideration where we can. Since most participants must fly over the sea to Finland, we encourage you to travel on land within Finland. We also encourage you to contact your own national agency to find out how they support low emission travelling to activities abroad.

We provide plant-based meals, or use locally grown and produced foods, as much as possible. We also respect the diets and food allergies of all participants.


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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Study Visit is

for 30 participants

from Eastern Partnership countries , Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Southern Mediterranean countries , Western Balkan countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, Volunteering mentors, Youth coaches, Youth entrepreneurship professionals, workers in NGOs working with the topic of youth entrepreneurship

Accessibility info:

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

Working language(s):



The Finnish National Agency for Education EDUFI (National Agency)

National agency for Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps

Contact for questions:

Mr. Ari Huotari


Phone: +358 50 470 3142

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.


Participation fee

This project is financed by the participating National Agencies (NAs) of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Accommodation and food

Unless specified otherwise, the hosting NA or SALTO of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your NA or SALTO in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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