Despite significant investment, young people in many regions still face systemic challenges to start, grow and sustain a business. This is intensified by the lack of documented evidence learning on what kind of entrepreneurship support is most effective in different contexts, and a scarcity of tested, scalable models. YES! project aims to pilot the TbP Model and provide direct services to the target group in Greece, Italy, Spain and Poland; to gather evidence and improve results and social impact of the model; to mobilize stakeholders and advocate for additional support for model scaling. Our outputs include research conducted report with data and evidence developed; TbP Model tested and improved; new assessment system proposed and used; methodology toolkit prepared; knowledge transfer workshops implemented; conferences organized. The project targets underserved youth (25-30 y.o.) who will benefit from dedicated; highly specialized financial and nonfinancial business development services, resulting from evidence-based research. The interchange methodology techniques, exchange of best practice and co-creation will lead to a transnational, repeatable and scalable support methodology proposition. We’ve put in place also an appropriate system of assessing results, outcomes and -whenever possible- impact, with a focus on relevance, effectiveness, sustainability and cost-efficiency. Results are expected to enable organisations mobilise public, private and philanthropic investments and advocate for better planning of EU funding, thus contributing to a better ecosystem.

Target groups:

  • Youth (25-30) who will benefit from dedicated, highly specialised financial and non-financial business development services
  • Organisations who will use the knowledge base of what works, where and why

Project Partners:

CountryProject partner statusInstitutionType of institutionCity
GreeceLead partnerAgricultural University of Athens – Research CommitteePublicAthens
GreeceBeneficiary partnerDevelopment Agency of Karditsa S.A Anka Anaptyxia- ki Karditsas Anaptyxiaki Anonimi Etairia O.T.APublicKarditsa
ItalyBeneficiary partnerMicrofinanza S.R.L.Limited Liability CoVicenza
PolandBeneficiary partnerFoundation Technologic Incubator – YBPFoundationWarsaw
SpainBeneficiary partnerAutoocupacióFoundationBarcelona
GermanyExpertise partnerMunich Business SchoolPrivateMunich
GermanyExpertise partnerKIZ SINNOVA Company for Social Innovation gGmbHLimited Liability CoOffenbach am Main
United KingdomExpertise partnerYouth Business International – YBICharityLondon

Follow us:

Related News

Mental health of the young NEETs as a result of the...

The pandemic of COVID-19 disease has affected us all.  People obviously fear the virus and all the health threats it comes with, including death....

The other side of COVID-19 pandemic. Some thoughts on the indirect...

Theme: Mental Health of the young NEETs as a result of the stress and isolation during COVID-19 pandemic  Recent research report that after COVID-19 pandemic...

The benefits of mentoring on the mental health of young entrepreneurs

Youth Business International and its global network provide essential mentoring to young entrepreneurs around the world. Ensuring individuals are fueled with guidance, role models...

Women face gender-specific barriers to entrepreneurship

While the COVID-19 pandemic has left no one unaffected, when it comes to labour market participation and prospects, some groups have been impacted more...

Approaches to activate female NEETs

In all EU countries young woman are at higher risk than their male counterparts of becoming a NEET, a young person neither in education,...

What is still left to be done?

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was adopted in 2006 and has been signed by 164 signatories. Back in 2010, we...

I am what I want to be

Have you ever wondered how many hours will you be working in your entire life? Broadly speaking, a person who is actively employed from...

We don’t all need to be environmental engineers

Ice is melting, the ocean is rising and swallowing villages, eating away shores, sweeping farms and crops, people are migrating to escape hunger and...

The future of work for NEETs in a circular economy

Sylvie Feindt, Dunja Buchhaupt, KIZ Sinnova, October 2019 The circular economy is expected to be one of the biggest economic drivers. Relevant sectors to the...

Microfinanza increases its networking and peer learning opportunities to promote the...

In July 2021, Microfinanza and the Italian Microfinance (and Financial Inclusion) Network (RITMI) had the chance to take part in the first panel in...