YEP aims at promoting new practices to support youth entrepreneurship, specifically for those young people who neither studying or working, in the cities of Milan, Madrid and Lisbon,

The initiative will offer 80 aspiring young entrepreneurs the opportunity to attend specific training on how to start a business, followed by an incubation stage for the most innovative ideas, particularly focusing on social entrepreneurship and new technologies.

The beneficiaries are young people who are not currently engaged in training or working activities and thus are more at risk of social and economic exclusion, with particular focus on those living in suburban areas, including second generation and migrant youth.

Several stakeholders, coming from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, will join the program, so as to create a supportive environment where young people can express and realize their aspirations.

The Program is divided into 3 steps:

  1. Training courses
  2. Incubation
  3. Accompanying and access to credit.

Across all stages, a social tutoring service will be offered to the young participants.

The project will also promote the exchange and dissemination of best practices at local and European level in the field of labor and social inclusion of young people, self-entrepreneurship and social innovation, through different kind of activities.

During the 24 months of the project, partners will also jointly develop a set of intellectual outputs on the same topics, that will be available on this platform as open source materials.