Tackling Youth Unemployment Through Entrepreneurship

yesTurquiaYES PACK entrepreneurs training program, educational materials and tools were presented to 180 stakeholders during the closure conference of European project "YES: Youth unemployment: Fostering Entrepreneurial Skills" held in Istanbul, Turkey this Friday October 24th, 2014.

Throughout two years YES project consortium, including education providers from Spain, Greece, Portugal, and Turkey, analyzed and adjusted to their country contexts two previous entrepreneurship programs, in order to develop YES PACK innovative entrepreneurship training program, suitable for young unemployed in different countries.

YES PACK blended learning program fosters Entrepreneurial Skills among young unemployed. It focuses on understanding the business and macroeconomic environment, as the concepts related to a business and to entrepreneurs. The program combines in-class and e-learning sessions for the study of 8 entrepreneurship Learning Units: Introduction to Entrepreneurship, Starting a Business, Risk Management and Business Law, Marketing, Business Finance and Economics, Management of a Firm, Taxation, and Business Plan.

The training program has been successfully tested in the four partner countries to ensure its adequacy to young unemployed learning needs. The testing results and recommendations are compiled in a guideline encouraging VET providers to implement YES PACK entrepreneurship learning contents, materials, and tools, in other European countries as an integrative solution to tackle youth unemployment.

"YES: Youth unemployment: Fostering Entrepreneurial Skills" is a Lifelong Learning Programme Leonardo Da Vinci of Transfer of Innovation, financed by the European Commission, started on December 1st, 2012 with the participation of the following organizations:

Development for Vocational Technical Education Centre METGEM of University of Bahcesehir Istanbul (TR), Documenta, European Institute for Training and Development Studies Santander (ES), T.R. Governorship of Istanbul (TR) Istanbul Young Entrepreneurs Association ISGID Istanbul (TR),  Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade ISQ Lisboa (PT), Institute of Entrepreneurship Development IED Larissa (EL).

More information: http://yes-project.org/