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Handbook for Social Entrepreneursip

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This Handbook is an outcome of group work among young people who participated in the Erasmus+ funded Youth Exchange ‘Be Social’ in Greece and is sharing good examples from Greece, Italy, Spain, Croatia and Portugal.

Aims of the tool

Its purpose is to present examples of social enterprises that are active in the participants’ countries and their work is promising and worth mentioning. The learnes will get a deep insight into the topic of social entrepreneurship.

Description of the tool

In 2018, European Commission recognized youth as a priority for the future of Europe by announcing its commitment to a stronger youth focus. The EU Youth Strategy for the years 2019-2027, recognizes that young people have a specific role in society and face specific challenges. The need for the development of the soft skills, communication, and collaboration skills and competencies, the stimulation of an entrepreneurial spirit among young people is more urgent than ever, as it can lead to the creation of more enterprises, either social or classic ones, and therefore to more job opportunities. The empowerment of youth employment and youth entrepreneurship is a defining factor in improving the living conditions of the youth in Europe.
This is a collection of inspiring stories of social entrepreneurship from 5 EU countries.
The handbook is structured in different parts:
Some information about the Project
About Erasmus+
About European Solidarity Corps
25 good examples (5 per country) of Social Entreprises from Croatia, Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal, including about, target groups and economic and social impact

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Tool overview

This tool addresses

Youth Initiatives, Youth Participation

It is recommended for use in:

Youth Exchanges
Training and Networking

Behind the tool

The tool was created by

The young participants and working group of the Erasmus+ YE Be Social

The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Stella Ioannou (on 22 September 2022)

and last modified

28 May 2022

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