Summary (project number: LV-11-E33-2013-R1):
40 young people and their leaders were together in Sigulda (Latvia) from 1st until 9th of August 2013. They were from Spain, Rumania, Polan, Latvia and Cyprus.
With the economic situation all over the world finding employment is far more difficult for our youth today and those thinking of starting their own business have even more difficulties. Our project aims to see how our young people see these difficulties and how they can find solutions to their employment problems. The project will include partners from a large variety of member states to increase the European dimension of the project so that young people can share their knowledge and experiences with regard to the topic. We will investigate cross border employment and also cross border trading. We will look at the options available to young people to start their own businesses and also look at the knowledge and skills they have to be able to start their own businesses.
Through sharing of knowledge and the input of professionals we will work on finding solutions for the employment problems that young people face today. Fun activities and simulations will be used to allow each of the participants to understand the situations and the problems that we face. Each country will present the problems in their country and this will allow the young people to learn from the experiences of others and other countries. Working in groups for various activities will allow the participants to learn the importance of teamwork and show how working in groups may increase our success rate. The project is open to all young people ages 18 to 30 who are either having problems finding employment, or starting a new business and young people who have businesses of their own to share their ideas and concerns.