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YOUNG GREENTREPRENEURS PROJECT aims to tackle the need to increase the motivation on entrepreneurship among young and is answering GREEN challenges at the same time. Young GREENterpreneurs project is covering regions with significant green development and youth employment challenges, it is accelerating youth employment, improving utilization of territorial youth potential and addressing environmental issues.

Young GREENtrepreneurs aims to tackle the need to empower and equip youth, youth workers and startup communities with innovative digital tools to gain new skills, competences and practical knowledge on developing their own businesses with community value on green entrepreneurship (healthy society, water protection, clean energy, sustainable communities, responsible consumption/production, climate mitigation, protection of natural ecosystems, sustainable use of resources).

Project will deliver 3 main results:


Seven organisations from six countries declared their pledge to widen their scope of thematic youth support activities as well as introduce new services on the needs of the sustainable territorial development, while increasing their competences in the topic addressed.

Central Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency (Hungary): regional innovation agency, member of a nationwide network with the involvement of 5 public & semi-public partners in the region. It establishes & provides services via the operation of a strong cooperation network of regional innovators, other service providers, universities, business sector, as well as the general community through national & international partnerships.

Development Centre of the Heart of Slovenia (Slovenia): a sub-regional development agency, situated in Zasavje region and operating in the area of “The Heart of Slovenia”, working on three main pillars: entrepreneurship, tourism, and environment under a common brand “The Heart of Slovenia” which represents an integrated way od development of rural area around the Geometric centre of Slovenia.

Vyara Foundation (Bulgaria): a none-profit organization, working in the field of youth engagement and training, involving young people in responsible, challenging actions and decision making, creating positive social change at local and regional level. Their mission is to foster youth employment and social integration in order to facilitate the sustainable economic development of the region.

Cooperative KIKstarter(Slovenia): a non-profit business centre, helping start-up companies and individuals, providing full support to all that wish and need to develop their business potential or are in search to gain additional knowledge and skills. They organise events such as KIK-off, KIK-me, KIKlab etc., which are either courses featuring special guests, workshops, business counselling and mentorship etc.

SOEPTU “Kuzman Josifovski – Pitu(The Republic of North Macedonia): public VET high school of Economics, Law and Commerce. The school’s priorities are to elaborate the collaboration with European schools and share good practices, improve teaching methodology and prepare students for the European labour market. It aims to teach the students the values and principles of the EU and the importance of achieving a climate neutral and sustainable Europe and prepare them to take active part in the European Community.

Letterkenny Instiute of Technology(Ireland): an education hub that attracts a creative mix of staff and students from 31 different countries, and offers over 100 Educational programmes across its 4 Schools of Business, Tourism, Engineering and Science. LYIT also has a deep commitment to the people in the region and works to a strong societal mandate. Over the past 10 years, Letterkenny Institute of Technology has endeavoured to include practical elements which encourage greater interaction between students and the wider community. 

Training for Development and Integration DEFOIN(Spain) established in 2009 with the idea of promoting the Training for Employment and Insertion of employed and unemployed workers. DEFOIN bets on training as a basic tool for development and facilitate the integration of people through its team of highly qualified professionals who analyze, design, and develop each project with the best guarantees of success. DEFOIN started with European Projects in 2014 and has successfully managed over 50 projects since then. 


Which innovative approaches and tools would they use on interactive online platform and which content are they missing?

1) To offer an interactive cooperation and competence development framework;

2) To successfully and innovatively integrate green industry – entrepreneurship and start-up project development;

3) To increase initiatives for solving existing environmental problems by digital solutions.

We invited young, aged between 15 and 29, and received 401 completed questionnaires from 6 partner countries. Almost half of the respondents are students, university and high school graduates, and a third have a completed university degree.

The questionnaires confirmed that launching an interactive online platform on green entrepreneurship is a viable option, with 90% of respondents saying they would like to subscribe to such a platform. Prospective members of the platform would like to share project ideas, project proposals, contact information and business plans with their partners on the site and expect similar topics from other registrants.

In addition to the topics, it was also important to ask respondents to indicate the type of content they would like to visit the platform for. These included e-learning materials, good practices, news, job opportunities, webinars, meetups. And our project will take into consideration and try to incorporate all wanted features when launching online platform. We want to offer open, to the point content oriented online hub for young. Stay tuned for more!