At a glance

The project aims at organising and implementing a series of training programmes on entrepreneurship in all districts of Cyprus, which will be realised along with the provision of personalised support to young people by entrepreneurs/mentors. More specifically, in the framework of this project, 25 training programmes will be organised and implemented and 600 young people will be benefited in total. Each of these programmes is consisted of 2 parts:

  • Classroom education/training
  • Personalised support for participants

The duration of the training is 28 hours (4 days) and upon its completion young people will:

  • Know all the necessary stages for setting up a business or self-employment structure
  • Be aware of the procedures for starting up businesses
  • Acquire the necessary skills for designing business plans and the administration/management of a project
  • Acquire skills of sales and communications’ technicians
  • Be aware of the procedures for selling a company and the methods for a company’s expansion
  • Recognise that starting up businesses takes risk and to what extent

This training programme is practical and assures the acquisition of all necessary skills for starting up and running successful businesses. At the end of the first part of the training, young people will be able to present brief business plans to investors or other funding structures (European funding tools, national financial institutions etc.)

Upon completion of the classroom training, young participants who have successfully completed this part of the training (with attendance rate of minimum 70%) will be supported for 12 hours by experienced mentors during a period of 6 months.

The dates of the upcoming scheduled training programmes will be being announced in the project’s website and more specifically in the Dates of Programmes page.

Beneficiaries of the programme:

Young people aged between 15 and 29 years, who are currently not in education, employment or training (NEETs). More specifically, the training programme addresses:

  • Young people who left the educational system early (NEETs)
  • Secondary education graduates
  • Tertiary education graduates