Global Pathways

Capacity Building in the field of Youth Work.

Lead partner:

FORA København (Denmark)

Other Partners of the consortium:

InterCollege ApS (Denmark)
Solidarités Jeunesses Vietnam (SJ Vietnam)
Rural Centre for Human Interests (India)
Echo Association (Kazakhstan)

Project Summary:

In 2018 the global youth unemployment rate stood at 13% (International Labour Organisation) – three times higher than the rate for adults. The unemployment rate of young people needs to be addressed to meet the global poverty eradication targets.

Entrepreneurial education is recognised as an essential tool in addressing youth unemployment. However, current entrepreneurial practices are accelerating climate change and environmental degradation. 2019 was the second warmest year on record. The average global temperature is 1.1 degree Celsius above the pre-industrial era. At the same time, 2 billion hectors of land on earth are degraded, and 10 million hectors of forest are destroyed each year – further contributing to climate change.

Therefore, the partners aim to contribute at mainstreaming Sustainable Entrepreneurship Education in nonformal sector as to combat youth unemployment and contribute at the sustainable development of our societies.

1. By end of July 2021 to produce a training manual in Sustainable Entrepreneurship Education;
2. By December 2021 enable 93 youth workers in the partner countries to provide Sustainable Entrepreneurship Education to young people in their local communities;
3. By March 2021 to enable at least 140 young people in the partner countries to engage in sustainable entrepreneurship as way to combat unemployment and poverty.

There is an urgent need to not only educate young people in creating financially successful enterprises but also sustainable enterprises that utilise the worlds natural and human resources responsibly. It is essential that this generation of young entrepreneurs put a halt to ‘business as usual’.

Sustainable Entreprepreneurship Education:
Education that promotes the creation of enterprises that utilise the worlds natural and human resources responsibly, contributing to the decrease of unemployment, the sustainable development of our societies, and the protection of the natural environment.