Name: New pathways of youth to labour market through lifestyle self – employment

SELF-E project focuses on promoting quality youth work in Europe in order to foster the inclusion and employability of young people with fewer opportunities (including NEETs).

The Europe 2020 strategy recognizes entrepreneurship and self-employment as key for achieving smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Across the EU, governments are encouraging young people to become self-employed, with limited success so far.

This project will seek to decrease unemployment rate among young people and increase their participation in the labour market by developing the innovative non-formal training course on lifestyle self-employment (SELF-E).

Target groups:

  • youth workers who work with young people with fewer opportunities
  • young people with fewer opportunities, including NEETs

The project envisages the creation of three intellectual outputs: Toolkit „Social mentoring as innovative training pathway to lifestyle self-employment – SELF-E”; Set of OERs „Pathway to lifestyle self- employment (SE)“; Assessment tool for validation of competence “Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship”.

  1. Strengthening capacity of youth workers to organise innovative non-formal learning on youth lifestyle self-employment via mentoring.
  2. To support youth workers in applying new methods for motivating young people with fewer opportunities, including NEETs to learn and become self-employed (with special emphasis on LSE).
  3. To foster the transition of young people from youth to adulthood through integration in the labour market by lifestyle self-employment.
  4. To develop youth competences “Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship”.
  5. To create opportunities to validate obtained competences “Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship”.


Number: 2017-3-LT02-KA205-005536
Programme: ERASMUS+; KA2 - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices; Strategic Partnerships for youth
Duration: 01.02.2018 - 31.05.2020
Partners: Social Innovation fund – Lithuania;
Kauno neigaliojo jaunimo uzimtumo centras – Lithuania
Verslo iniciatyva – Lithuania
Know and Can Association – Bulgaria
CWEP – Poland
CARDET – Cyprus


SELF E logo 800We are happy to announce that there was a presentation of SELF-E Project on the Second IVETA Europe regional conference "Bridging the gap between TVET and Employment Worldwide".


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