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/



The active work on the project “YREED” continues

The active work on the project “YREED - Development of a Supportive Framework for Young Roma People Entrepreneur” continues.
The activities which we are currently implementing were agreed during the first partner meeting held in mid-January 2020 in Bucharest. At the moment, we are actively working on the development of an #entrepreneurship toolkit that has a special focus on #young Roma people’s needs for developing #own business plans. Our partnership is also conducting research on Social and Solidarity Economy as it is at the core of the second intellectual output. Project partners are also collecting good practices from Bulgaria, Romania, Spain, Hungary and Greece for creating videos on how to grow business as a young Roma.
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Development of a supportive framework for young Roma people entrepreneur - Kick-off meeting

“Development of a Supportive Framework for Young Roma People Entrepreneur” Kick-off Transnational Project Meeting was held in Bucharest, Romania from 16th-17th January 2020. The meeting was hosted by REDI and all project partners actively participated in the development map for the next two years of the project.