Western Balkans Advocacy Toolkit for Youth Entrepreneurship

Advocacy Toolkit for Youth EntrepreneurshipYouth unemployment across the Western Balkans is alarmingly high, ranging between 31% and 52%. The call for Western Balkans Advocacy Toolkit for Youth Entrepreneurship designed to tackle youth unemployment and empower the young to start their businesses is up and running.

The Western Balkan Youth Entrepreneurship Alliance has announced a public call for young entrepreneurs and civil society organizations to contribute to creating the Western Balkans Advocacy Toolkit for Youth Entrepreneurship for influencing public policies for young entrepreneurs during Covid-19.  The Advocacy Toolkit will be created through a participative approach involving young entrepreneurs and civil society organizations from the Western Balkans. The toolkit will offer recommendations for policy measures for supporting youth entrepreneurship during the Covid-19 crisis.

How Advocacy Toolkit for Youth Entrepreneurship will be developed?

Interested entrepreneurs and civil society organizations will form three working groups and will work on creating recommendations for policy measures for three target groups:

1) public sector,

2) private sector and

3) civil society sector.

These groups will work on the toolkit during June and July 2021 with regular online coordination meetings. The groups will be moderated by experienced policy experts in the field of entrepreneurship.

The Western Balkans Advocacy Toolkit for Youth Entrepreneurship will serve as a manual and will help the newly established Western Balkan Youth Entrepreneurship Alliance to lobby for better policy measures for youth entrepreneurship in the Western Balkan region.

Interested entrepreneurs and civil society organization should register by filling up this form.

The Western Balkan Youth Entrepreneurship Alliance is a regional civil society network established by the Youth Entrepreneurial Service Foundation (Macedonia), BSC Bar (Montenegro) and Innovation Center Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

The Youth Entrepreneurial Service Foundation and its partners are supported by RYCO within the 4th Open Call for Project Proposals co-financed by the European Union.

The initial text sourced from here.

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