Young Female Entrepreneurs Program

Project title Young Female Entrepreneurs Program
Acronym YFEP
Project number 2019-2-PL01-KA205-066107
Start 01/09/2019 Finish 30/08/2022
Financed by Foundation for the Development of the Education System
Coordinator Fundacja Autokreacja
Partners
  • MV International
  • SEAL CYPRUS
  • West Lothian Chamber of Commerce Limited
  • AREGAI
  • The Nest Social Cooperative Enterprise
Website http://female-business.eu/

THE PROJECT

“Young Female Entrepreneurial Program YFEP” is a Strategic Partnership project aimed at developing an entrepreneurial mind-set and related skills in young women with a weak socioeconomic background.
The inspiration for the YFEP project is the ongoing EU challenge of enhancing the entrepreneurial spirit of young women, increasing business creation rates and providing alternative pathways of employability and, most of all, young women’s personal fulfilment. The challenges that women identify in starting a business include discouraging social/cultural attitudes, lower levels of entrepreneurship skills, smaller and less effective entrepreneurial networks and policy frameworks that discourage women’s entrepreneurship.

OBJECTIVES

The YFEP approach aims at offering young women with the motivation to start a business (alone or with others) an all-in-one program (online contents and tools, workshops, group activities, multimentor support) in enlarging their knowledge on entrepreneurship, sustainable management, improve attitudes and foster skills needed to initiate and manage an enterprise, and most of all, empower them with the support of a multi-mentor program.

RESULTS

During the project’s live time the partners are going to produce:

  • The Guide in multiple languages conceived for a target of female youths interested in establishing and scaling up their own businesses, thereby overcoming barriers to meaningful integration and enhancing their inclusion as proficient members and participants in their own communities. The Guide is conceived as both a methodological resource, integrating theoretical information and exercises
  • Digital manuals aimed at instructing female seniors’ participants to mentor, empower and support others in their development process. The manual is intended in particular to all members of the YFEP NETWORK (female professionals, trainers, youth workers, social workers, HR managers, employers, entrepreneurs…) and by YFEP training course participants.
  • Training Course and tools aimed at youth/social workers and trainers active in youth NGOs, with the aim of enhancing skills and knowledge in entrepreneurship, sustainability, participants’ engagement and support, multi-mentor program coordination, different form of assessment to be performed by participants, monitoring and assessment of participants’ activities and production.

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