EU Project – entreYOUTH virtual Kick-off Meeting

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entreYOUTH (Entrepreneurial Youth Worker Training Programme on Sustainable & Circular Urban Food Enterprising) is an approved Erasmus+ Project YET is delighted to be a partner.

Solving urban challenges of sustainability, circularity, and inclusion, especially in the context of food provision requires a massive cross-sectoral approach. A substantial number of programmes, trainings and initiatives can already be found around the concept of citizen education on sustainable food consumption, food waste disposal, recycling, and reusing. However, there is a clear gap in the provision of trainings and availability of trained youth workers with regards to equipping youth with enterprising skills in marginalized “alternative food networks” (informal networks of food provisioning and redistribution especially among local & vulnerable groups). Alternative food networks are traditionally seen as food chain democratization means to achieve social inclusion and food security for under-privileged groups (i.e. migrants, immigrants). Such alternative food networks have a strong community impact by providing food access, jobs, and resources to such communities.

entreYOUTH aims to develop a transnational non-formal education entrepreneurial youth worker training programme. The programme will contain a digital education curriculum (on sustainable & circular urban food entrepreneurship based on four competence units at EQF level 5 (equivalent for non-formal education) that youth workers can use to train youth. Also, a digital train the trainers toolkit (based on the ETS, EntreComp and DigComp frameworks) enabling youth workers to improve the quality and effectiveness of their teaching will be delivered. Moreover, entreYOUTH will create a digital open community food sharing platform that youth and society can utilise to serve alternative food networks while it can also provide an open market for social entrepreneurs. Lastly, we will host a series of digital community training events (that youth workers will utilise to pilot all four Results) based on UNICEF’s youth entrepreneurial training model – UPSHIFT. 

entreYOUTH kick-off meeting took place online and all the partners are highly motivated and looking forward to an impactful project. 

entreYOUTH Partners:

  • Universidad De Almeria
  • YET
  • Helixconnect Europe
  • Federacion Interdiocesana Andaluza del MSC
  • Asociación Ítaca Para El Desarrollo E Inclusión De La Infancia Y Juventud
  • C.I.P. (Citizens In Power)

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