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EUROPEAN NEIGHBOURHOOD AND PARTNERSHIP INSTRUMENT
2007-2013 CROSS BORDER COOPERATION PROGRAMME

LATVIA-LITHUANIA-BELARUS

Youth Entrepreneurship Encouragement in Kaunas and Minsk regions

Short title:  Yee!

PRIORITY 1: PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Measure 1.1: Promotion of socio-economic development and encouragement of business and entrepreneurship

Beneficiary: Public Establishment Kaunas Regional Development Agency (Kaunas, Lithuania)

Partners: Youth Public Association "ABC Entrepreneurship" (Minsk, Belarus)

PROBLEM: The growing youth migration both in Lithuania and Belarus is influenced by youth unemployment which mainly results from lower employment opportunities through lack of knowledge and experience. Lack of motivation and knowledge how to start own business, financial problems, negative image of entrepreneurship,  as well as lack of knowledge of business possibilities are the major causes of low level of youth entrepreneurship in both countries.

OBJECTIVES: The overall objective of the project was to contribute to the encouragement of entrepreneurship, youth cooperation, reduction of unemployment and young people migration for promotion sustainable economic development in Kaunas and Minsk regions.

RESULTS&OUTPUTS:

The project partners have established the youth Entrepreneurship Encouragement Frameworks in Kaunas and Minsk. Equipment and furniture were provided for these frameworks. The frameworks will be used for conducting youth entrepreneurship encouragement trainings and other activities aimed at encouragement of entrepreneurship among youth.
The Entrepreneurship Encouragement Programme for young people was created by Lithuanian and Belarusian trainers. The programme was used during youth entrepreneurship trainings.
10 trainers (5 from Lithuania and 5 from Belarus) were trained to conduct coaching. They conducted trainings for 100 young people in Kaunas (Lithuania) and Minsk.
5 days-long youth entrepreneurship camp was organised in Druskininkai (Lithuania) for Lithuanian and Belarusian youth, where they could test their practical entrepreneurship skills.
More on the project: KAUNAS REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY ; YOUTH PUBLIC ASSOCIATION "ABC ENTREPRENEURSHIP"

Project number: LLB-1-026
Grant Contract number: 1VL-1017
Total budget: 130 320,62 €
EU contribution: 117 288,55 €
Implementation period: 14 months (10.2011-12.2012)
Contact:

Neringa ValantinÄ—
LaisvÄ—s ave. 46, LT-44246, Kaunas, Lithuania
+37037408808;
neringa.valantine@krda.lt; www.krda.lt

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