New pathways of youth to labour market through lifestyle self – employment (SELF-E)
Implementation period: 01.02.2018 – 31.05.2020
Assistance program: ERASMUS+
Project number: 2017-1-LT02-KA205-005536

Project description:

Project concerns promotion quality youth work in Europe in order to foster inclusion and employability for young people with fewer opportunities (including NEETs).

The main aim of the SELF-E project is to promote quality youth work in order to foster lifestyle self-employment of young people with fewer opportunities, including NEETs.

To achieve these aims five following objectives are foreseen in the project:

  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 Life-Style Entrepreneurship).
  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”.

Target groups:

  • Youth workers who work with young people with fewer opportunities;
  • Young people with fewer opportunities, including NEETs.

Main intellectual outputs:

  • Toolkit for youth workers „Social mentoring as innovative training pathway to lifestyle self-employment – SELF-E”;
  • Set of practical exercises-OERs Pathway to lifestyle self- employment“;
  • Assessment tool for validation of competence “Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship”.


  • Socialiniu Inovaciju Fondas – Kaunas, Lithuania (coordinator)
  • Stowarzyszenie „Centrum Wspierania Edukacji i Przedsiębiorczości”– Rzeszów, Poland
  • Centre for Advancement of Research and Development in Educational Technology Ltd.  (CARDET) – Nikosia, Cyprus
  • SDRUDZENIE ZNAM I MOGA – Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Kauno neigaliojo jaunimo uzimtumo centras (KNJUC) – Kaunus, Lithuania
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