Empowering Youth Entrepreneurship through Capacity-building Activities and Networking, Part II

Empowering Youth Entrepreneurship through Capacity-building Activities and Networking, Part II


The project ‘Empowering Youth Entrepreneurship through Capacity-building Activities and Networking’ consists of two mobility activities: a training course that would be implemented in Albania and that will bring together organizations and their representatives with strong interest in entrepreneurship and a second training course implemented in Prizren, Kosovo, in which young leaders with great entrepreneurial ideas will be trained to develop their business plans.

Participants for each activity will represent the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Latvia, Italy, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Turkey. Overall goal of the capacity building project “EYE CAN” is empowering youth entrepreneurship by raising capacities of youth organizations in the field of entrepreneurship and to support youngsters in realizing their entrepreneurial ideas. The main objectives of the project are the following:

1. To connect various youth organizations focused on youth entrepreneurship and provide them an opportunity to network and create new partnerships and base for potential long-term collaboration that can lead to increasing the quality of their services and activities;

2. To strengthen the competencies of the representatives of the NGOs and capacities of their organizations using the methodology of Startup Mentorship Programme;

3. To support developing entrepreneurial ideas through the Business Model Canvas to achieve the goal of running new businesses as a tool of fighting youth unemployment;

4. To create space for sharing knowledge and exchanging experiences & good practices in the field of entrepreneurial learning among non-¬formal and formal educators;

5. To stimulate the concept of international and cross-sectorial cooperation in the field of entrepreneurial learning.

Beneficiaries of the project:

1. Participants will:

- Develop a set of new competencies that they can apply at their daily practices and use them for their personal and professional growth;

- Gain deeper knowledge of Erasmus + Programme;- Become more familiar with the situation in other participants countries and develop cultural sensitivity in an international network;

- Be trained through two strategic entrepreneurial tools: the Startup Mentorship Programme (SMP) and the Business Model Canvas (BMC).

2. Participating organizations will:

- Gain new contacts for the future;- Raise their capacities and competencies;

- Benefit in terms of future development of their capacities in the entrepreneurship field.

3. Target groups at a local, national and regional level. We strongly believe that this project will have a strong impact at both target groups of the project: Youth Workers as target group of the first mobility activity and Young Leaders as target group of the second mobility activity.


Information about organizers and partners of the project can be found here.


This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.