Young people of today in all European countries (2015 EU Youth Report) face growing challenges related to their active and full involvement in the labour and civic life of their communities. Most severely this is observed among persons in disadvantaged position (social, economic, health, cultural). The risks of youth radicalisation and exclusion in light of growing social injustice are evident, and further exacerbated by incidents of aggression and terrorism across Europe. Youth work becomes an important instrument for reaching out to young persons, who left traditional forms of education and are endangered by complete social isolation.
In this context, and for the reinforcement of EU initiatives in the entrepreneurship area (“Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs”) or the EU2020 Strategy related to “Opening up education through new technologies”, SENTYR project will focus on the development of quality training materials related to delivering entrepreneurship and self-awareness training to youth groups in risk.
Our partnership combines the efforts of 7 organisations from 5 countries, representing distinct regions in Europe (Mediterranean, Central, North and South Eastern Europe) to develop evaluation methodology and training methodology for youth workers that will enable them to identify adequately the training needs of young people and provide entrepreneurship and self-awareness training to diverse youth groups in risk.