Young Kreativ, a remarkable initiative dedicated to foster creativity, innovation, and social entrepreneurship among youth workers who support young individuals facing challenges such as being NEETs (Not in Education, Employment, or Training), disadvantaged backgrounds, and limited opportunities, has successfully come to an end. As we look back on the journey we have undertaken together, we are incredibly proud of the accomplishments, growth, and impact we have achieved.
Over the course of 24 months, Young Kreativ served as a catalyst for change, empowering creative minds to transform their ideas into tangible solutions that address pressing social issues. This project was fueled by the unwavering belief in the immense potential and ability to create positive change when provided with the right resources, guidance, and opportunities.
The project had several key aims, including the mobilization of digital skills and intercultural dialogue to boost and encourage the creative social entrepreneurial learning of young people. It also focused on upskilling and empowering youth workers, educators, and mentors, recognizing their crucial role in the professional development of youth. Additionally, the project aimed to support youth mentors through an online/blended methodology that ensured the acquisition of entrepreneurial skills for young people at risk of NEET.
Throughout the project, we organized 3 transnational meetings in Budapest, Skopje, and London, which served as crucial platforms for collaboration and exchange of ideas. During the project, we have developed three intellectual outputs as part of the project:
- IO1: Methodological guide and toolkit – Social Kreative Enterprises for Youth Workers
- IO2: Curriculum – Detailed program and training materials for Youth Workers
- IO3: KreativEnterprise e-learning platform
These outputs were designed to equip youth workers and educators with the necessary tools, knowledge, and methodologies to support young social entrepreneurs effectively. The KreativEnterprise e-learning platform we hope will continue to be an active and vibrant hub for collaboration, learning, and inspiration. We envision it connecting individuals from diverse backgrounds and fostering a sense of community even after the project’s formal conclusion.
Throughout a series of diverse learning events, including Learning, Teaching & Training activities and national pilots on coaching held in the UK, Italy, Hungary, and North Macedonia, participants had the opportunity to develop crucial skills, cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset, and acquire valuable knowledge. These engaging and interactive learning experiences empowered them to fully embrace their creativity, refine their ideas, and conceive innovative solutions that hold the potential to create a tangible impact within their communities.
While Young Kreativ may have reached its formal conclusion, we firmly believe that its impact will continue to resonate. The skills, experiences, and connections forged during this journey will serve as a solid foundation for future endeavors, propelling these young social entrepreneurs to even greater heights.
A big thank you to everyone who has been a part of this remarkable project. Together, we have proven that when we invest in the power of young minds, we can create a future filled with hope, innovation, and positive transformation.