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Youth Work, Social Innovation and Enterprise European Conference in Malmö

Application deadline: 21 June 2015

With high levels of youth unemployment in Europe, entrepreneurship is increasingly proposed to young people as an alternative way to realize their potential.

A wide range of skills are seen as entrepreneurial and useful to entrepreneurs. They can ensure a better transition from education to the labour market for young people, improving their employability and giving them more chances to find or create the jobs to which they aspire.

Youth work enables young people to develop the entrepreneurial skills which are important in all aspects of their daily lives. However the role of youth work in fostering entrepreneurial learning and entrepreneurship has rarely been a topic of inquiry in its own right. Nevertheless, youth work is a field which has developed tremendously across Europe, whilst “Erasmus+ Youth in Action” has been particularly influential in bringing young people closer to the soft skills they need in a competitive labour market.

This cross-sector European conference will provide you with the perfect opportunity to engage in a debate on what is within the capacity of youth work when it comes to social entrepreneurship support, to articulate the purposes and value of youth work to policy-makers and the public, promote youth work achievements in the field and explore the bridges that can be built with other entrepreneurship support structures/programmes and the business sector.

Eligibility

Youth workers, trainers, project managers, youth policy makers, social entrepreneurs, NA officers, formal education representatives, researchers, employment and entrepreneurship support services (Chambers of Commerce, incubators etc.), associations of cooperatives, local and regional administration representatives from Erasmus + programme countries.

Costs

This project is financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your Erasmus+: Youth in Action NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

How to apply?

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. After checking with the NA of your residence country, you may proceed to applying via SALTO-YOUTH here.

For more information about application procedure please contact:

Raluca Diroescu
E-mail: raluca@salto-youth.net
Phone: 0032(0) 2 227 52 82

Deadline for applying is 21 June 2015.

For more information please check the official open call.

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