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

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