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New Generation Skills

Which challenges does the project NEW GENERATION SKILLS target?

Young generations have the potential to be pro-active engines of innovation and become change-makers in their local communities. However, 62% of young people in Central and Eastern Europe are not interested in starting their own business, whereas 20% would like to, but consider it too difficult. Unlocking youth’s unexploited potential starts at a local level by developing their skills and competencies and creating an enabling environment to help their innovative ideas grow into ventures with high social added value, potentially taken up by the private & public sectors transnationally.

Which objectives has the project NEW GENERATION SKILLS?

The project will create innovative local support schemes taking the form of INNOVATION LABS joined in a transnational network. Interweaving innovation and youth entrepreneurship support will contribute to bridging the gap between education and new generation skills needed for navigating in the changing world of work. Through organic, community based learning programs – DYNAMIC LEARNING PACKAGE, this novel support scheme will reach out to the youth, in particular young people (aged 15-29) in transition from education to the labour market, faced with major career decisions, who are motivated, but inadequately skilled to generate new ideas and take the first steps towards socially responsible, transformative entrepreneurship.

What is the duration of the project? 

1. 1. 2017 – 30. 6. 2019

Which partners cooperate on NEW GENERATION SKILLS project?

HUNGARY: Local Government and Municipality of District 11 of Budapest, Újbuda + Corvinus University of Budapest Small Business Development Centre

SLOVENIA: PRIZMA Foundation for the improvement of employment possibilities, the institution + Municipality of Maribor

AUSTRIA: NOWA Training Counselling Project management + akzente - centre for equality and regional cooperation + City of Graz

ROMANIA: North-West Regional Development Agency + Intercommunity Development Association Cluj Metropolitan Area

BULGARIA: Sofia Development Association + Sofia Municipality

CZECH REPUBLIC: DEX Innovation Centre

SERBIA: Institute Mihajlo Pupin + Municipality of Savski Venac + City of Belgrade

Where to find more information about the project?


Project co-funded by the European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI). 

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