projectslogo.YREEDName: Development of a Supportive Framework for Young Roma People Entrepreneur

     Entrepreneurship and economic empowerment are the only sustainable way to permanently escape poverty and social exclusion. YREED aims attention at innovative approaches to support new and existing entrepreneurs in Roma communities.

    The Roma people are Europe’s largest ethnic minority. Out of an estimated 10-12 million in total in Europe, some 6 million live in the EU, and most of them hold the citizenship of an EU country. Many Roma in the EU are victims of prejudice and social exclusion, despite the fact that EU countries have banned discrimination.

    The project’s aim is to contribute to the empowerment of young Roma people through entrepreneurship education and develop the creative competences of 25 young entrepreneurs in order to equip them with the tools to enhance the employment of youth.

    Primary target group – young Roma people.

    Secondary target group – non-Roma people.


    • A Young Entrepreneurship Toolkit – will have a special focus on Roma people needs and of young people in general preferences. This toolkit will be used as a method for self-learning and for developing own business plans and supporting materials.

    • A training module – will promote employment and entrepreneurship among young Roma, especially focusing on Social and Solidarity Economy.

    • A set of videos and tutorials –on how to grow business as a young person from a disadvantaged community.



    №: 2019-2-RO01-KA205-064263
    Programme: Erasmus+, KA2, Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices, Strategic Partnerships in the field of youth
    Duration: 01.11.2019 – 28.02.2021
    Know and Can Association – Bulgaria;
    Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (IED)– Greece;
    Romedia Foundation– Hungary;
    Roma Entrepreneurship Development Initiative (REDI) – Romania;
    Nexes Interculturals de Joves per Europa – Spain

    Website: https://y-support.eu/