Employ Yourself!


Employ Yourself!

Employ Yourself!

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“Employ Yourself” was held in 25 November-1 December, 2013 in Izmir, Turkey. This project with the themes of youth unemployment, entrepreneurship and creativity aimed to raise awareness for self employment among young people across Europe. Developing an intercultural environment, increasing interaction between different cultures and exchanging new ideas as a basis for flourishing entrepreneurship among young people was the the main purposes of the project. Partners from Bulgaria, Greece, Lithuania, Croatia, Latvia, Portugal, Poland and Spain took place and shared their ideas together with Turkey. In this 8-day training, 22 participants shared youth unemployment profiles of their own country and youth unemployment problem throughout Europe was analyzed and discussed in detail. Participants  learnt how to create and generate ideas for entrepreneurship by using innovativeness. Besides participants also learnt how to market and finance their entrepreneurial ideas by taking part in a business plan writing workshop with team work. Non formal training methods were applied during the training such as ice-breaking games, outdoor activities, multi media presentations, team building activities and workshops. website of the project.

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13.897,5 €

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YASAR UNIVERSITY, Yaşar Entrepreneurship Club


Youth In Action Programme- Action 4.3




  • Youth House, Sliven –  Bulgaria
  • Kinisi Fititon Gia Tin Enosi Tis Evropis – Greece
  • Naujosios Vilnios Kulturas Centras – Litvania
  • Udruga Za Audio Visualna Istra Ivanja Sljeme Zabava – Croatia
  • Mountain Horse – Latvia
  • Fundacja Inna Prseztrzen – Poland
  • TecMinho – The University Enterprise Association – Portugal
  • Asociacion Creybam – Spain

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