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Sectors: Employment, Social Affairs, Youth

Beneficiaries: Agencies Chambers, Corporations, Non-profit organisations, Schools, Training centres

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for Proposals


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WE funding – EASI – Reducing…
Funds for:  improving the development of cooperatives and promote their image among young people
Main beneficiaries: Co-operatives enterprises organisations

Responsible: European Commission


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Funds for:  improving the development of cooperatives and promote their image among young people
Main beneficiaries: Cooperatives

Priorities and funded actions:

* To enhance the development of cooperatives and promote the image of cooperatives among young people;
* To embed cooperative entrepreneurial education both in secondary and higher education and outside the educational environment

* To deliver pilot training courses for students in secondary/higher education level
– To increase the knowledge and awareness among European youth regarding the cooperative business model and values through educational training at both secondary and higher education level;
– To support the acquisition of concrete knowledge by fostering the involvement of cooperatives during the programs (i.e.: internship, apprenticeship schemes, dual education system);
– To spread good practices and tools relating to cooperative entrepreneurship in secondary schools/higher education and in non-formal learning settings
* To design and develop cross-European workshops to share knowledge and learn from practitioners
– To stabilise comprehension of the co-operative model in terms of concept, philosophy, principle and legislation and integrate the concept in business management courses;
– To promote the cooperative model also as a cross-curricular subject and to develop teaching methods and innovative projects based on it;
– To develop skills and attitudes to enable entrepreneurial learning based on the cooperative mode
* To foster the entrepreneurial mindsets of young people to create cooperative outside the educational environment
– To improve the image of the cooperative model for young people;
– To raise awareness of the model as a viable career choice;
– To increase the attractiveness of setting up a cooperative in the perception of young people

Additional information: 
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Initial duration of the action: 18 months 

* Eligibility
– Be a legal person or a self-employed person or equivalent where the company does not possess legal personality separate from that of the natural person;
– Be established in one of the Member States of the EU;
– Be stakeholders such as business advisory services, chambers of commerce, professional organisations, educational institutions, governmental and non-governmental organisations, co-operatives enterprises organisations;
– Have clear experience in implementing youth entrepreneurship training and education schemes;
– Have knowledge of and experience with the cooperative model;
– An implication of youth organisations in the projects are strongly encouraged;
– Be part of a consortium composed of at least three different entities from at least three different Member States