IARS is looking for youth professionals to join us for a focus group on "Young People, Early School Leavers and Enterprise", on 24th January 2018 from 6pm - 8pm at Canada Water Library.

Please see the flyer attached to this post - we hope to see you there! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/young-people-early-school-leavers-and-ent...

The focus group will draw together professionals from education and enterprise to discuss the four projects below and feed back:

Skill UP - http://www.iars.org.uk/content/skillup

The aim of this project is to encourage young people to become social entrepreneurs as an alternative path to self-sustainability in the social sector. We will also support young people to become Ambassadors in the community and help them link in with local stakeholders.  

Drop-In - https://dropinproject.eu/

The main objectives of the DROP-In project are to:

  • Develop and make available a modern, integrated and holistic e-learning and networking platform, tailor-made to the skills, capacities and development needs of young drop-outs and ESLs across Europe.
  • Introduce, pilot and implement new, innovative and effective youth-led methodologies for enhancing the basic and transversal skills of the specific disadvantaged group of young drop-outs and ESLs.
  • Target drop-outs/ESLs who are outside the formal structures of society often because of a combination of personal, educational, economic and social circumstances leading to a higher risk of being socio-economically excluded.
  • Enhance the quality and relevance of the learning offered through non-formal education and training by directly linking labour market demands to the needs and wishes of the project’s target groups.

PromYse - https://www.facebook.com/promyseproject/

PROMoting Youth Social Entrepreneurship - PROMYSE" is a new project, targeting at enhancing the quality and relevance of the learning offer in education, training and youth work. It will develop a new, innovate and youth-led course for young prospective social entrepreneurs (with an emphasis on unemployed youth who have been traditionally marginalized), and support the adoption of best practices in promoting social entrepreneurship in the health and social care fields. PROMYSE is funded by the Erasmus+ programme / Key Action 2: Strategic Partnerships for Youth, managed by the British National Agency.

EYEE - https://eyee.eu/

The project’s objective is to enable VET and school education providers to know more about the Ethical entrepreneurship skills and competencies and to use more IT tools in their job in order to attract students and trainees to join business career, and to maintain their interest once enrolled.

Entrepreneurial skills and attitudes are strategic for young people. Despite this, no European country has fully integrated entrepreneurship education in the education planning system of each government. Only 11 European school system education planning in 28 have a specific strategy on entrepreneurship education.

EYEE intends to broaden and strengthen at European level the local experience of EYE - Ethics and Young Entrepreneurs - an Italian programme for the promotion of ethical youth entrepreneurship born in Prato and in Florence in 2012.