GreEntrepreneurship - NEWSLETTER 1 - Jan2015 - Page 3

EDITORIAL One of the global effects of the economic crisis and years of its slow recovery is the current alarmingly high rate of unemployment in many countries around the globe. Partners from 4 continents developed a project that will contribute to improve the quality of support systems and the capabilities of youth NGOs dealing with unemployed young people. The aim is to enhance young people knowledge and understanding of green entrepreneurship and to raise awareness about its multiple opportunities. During the project, youth workers active within the partner organisations will elaborate an educational module in the field of green entrepreneurship and youth employability and will attend an international training to improve their didactic skills. After completing the training, they will pilot-test the gained learning in their local environment: groups of young unemployed people will be formed in each country. Under the mentorship of youth workers, the participants will achieve the expertise needed for planning green business ideas and actively participate in the green labour market. Partners believe there is no more creation of traditional job, as we knew it before, which means, that we are now the creators of our own future. Youth can play an important role in this process. They have more time on their hands, they are able to come up with innovative fresh ideas and have an easy connection with the world through latest technology. We are here to support their potential and to guide them in sustainable entrepreneurship. In order to raise awareness about green entrepreneurial skills for youth employment, partners are going to create three Newsletters that will inform you about the project and its results, including examples of good practice and interviews with green entrepreneurs. The partnership wishes to raise awareness about green entrepreneurial skills for youth employment, therefore we will create three Newsletters that will provide information about the project and its results, including examples of good practices and interviews with green entrepreneurs. GREENTREPRENEURSHIP is a business activity that involves innovations, which reduces pollution, efficiently manages local resources and establishes conditions for a decent work while making production process or product more sustainable. Urška Vezovnik Association for Culture and Education PiNA