Jointly with the NWE project IMAGINE, EYES will host the workshop ‘Empowering Europe’s vulnerable youth!’ at the European week of regions and cities (EWRC) in October. Read More
EYES - Empowering Youth through Entrepreneurial Skills
EYES encourages young people who are in a vulnerable position to (re)gain control of their own life. The approach combines personal coaching with an entrepreneurial mindset and digital support.
EYES is co-designed by an European partnership of municipalities, regional governments, social services and universities, jointly with young people.
In NWE, 14% of young people aged 15-34 years are not in employment, education or training (NEET). Since NEETs are rather irresponsive to classic top-down approaches and hardly connect to existing support schemes they bear the risk of long term labour market exclusion. The situation is particularly alarming in deprived NWE metropolitan areas where multiple risks of becoming or remaining NEETs are far above national average.
While entrepreneurial education has become an EU priority to fight labour market exclusion, a consistent approach to systematically integrate NEETs is missing. In fact, the low number of local projects linking NEETs to entrepreneurial education reveals the fragmentation of knowledge across NWE. To make a real difference, a transfer of knowledge is needed to generate a new, transnational model. The co-designed EYES approach combines entrepreneurial education with personal coaching and a digital platform to help NEETs access regular support schemes they otherwise would refuse. Of the 100 000 NEETS in five NWE metropolitan areas, EYES will reach 1 000 during the project lifetime. 400 of them will use regular support schemes while 25 will even become early-stage entrepreneurs.
The EYES product package includes digital tools and coaching materials. 4 bilingual training sites prepare 25 coaches to run the pilots in the Ruhr area, Greater London, Flemish triangle, European Metropolis of Lille, and Tilburg, supported by a common helpdesk.
Ownership of the EYES approach will be handed over to the EYES innovation network that develops the approach further and transfers it to other cities in NWE, and the EU later on. The training sites will become permanent to provide training sessions for new coaches. The EYES digital platform will be integrated into other digital platforms such as Smart Cities.
Metropole Européenne de Lille
1 rue du Ballon
Brussels / Sint-Jans-Molenbeek
Royal Borough of Greenwich
35 The Woolwich Centre Wellington Street
Association des Centres Sociaux de Wattrelos
21 rue Louis Dornier
Serve the City international
5A Place van Meyel
Stichting Katholieke Universiteit Brabant
University of Greenwich
1 Old Royal Naval College, Park Row
University College Leuven Limburg, UC Leuven vzw
Evangelische Kirche von Westfalen, Institut für Kirche und Gesellschaft
25 Iserlohner Straße
|Evangelische Kirche von Westfalen, Institut für Kirche und Gesellschaft||
25 Iserlohner Straße
|Stadt Herne||Dennis Neumannemail@example.com||Germany|
|Metropole Européenne de Lille||Anne Billautfirstname.lastname@example.org||France|
|Gemeente Tilburg||Tanja Jansen-Hassounaemail@example.com||Netherlands|
|JES stadslabo||Erwin Van Steenvoortfirstname.lastname@example.org||Belgium|
|Royal Borough of Greenwich||Barrie Kelly||Barrie@visitgreenwich.org.uk||United Kingdom|
|Association des Centres Sociaux de Wattrelos||Sébastien Raemdonck||Europe.email@example.com||France|
|Serve the City international||Sara Tchaparianfirstname.lastname@example.org||Belgium|
|Stichting Katholieke Universiteit Brabant||Marieke Schoots||Marieke.email@example.com||Netherlands|
|University of Greenwich||Stephen Kennedyfirstname.lastname@example.org||United Kingdom|
|University College Leuven Limburg, UC Leuven vzw||Stijn Custersemail@example.com||Belgium|
The Empowering Youth through Entrepreneurial Skills #EYES project is the proud winner of the most impressive project achievement award of our #NWEimpact event! EU Interreg project with 5 countries and 11partners. Read More
EYES Event 2019 Tilburg Read More
Ein nachricht von Institut für Kirche und Gesellschaft (IKG) von 15.05.2019. Read More
Partner meeting in ACWS Read More
A presentation for the Tilburg Institute of Governance of Tilburg University about her research within the EYES-project by Nicoleta Balau. Read More
The first transnational panel meeting has taken place in London. Young people with very different backgrounds from Greenwich, Herne, Tilburg and Wattrelos joined the meeting. Read More
The project EYES is about cocreation: projectpartners, coaches and young people jointly combine their experiences and knowledge in creating a new approach. This cocreation is done in local testbeds, but also in transnational panel meetings. This is an example of a local testbed, executed in Gent. Read More
Milestones and events that are planned for the coming period Read More
Participation in the event 'NWE Make an impact' Read More
The Midterm EYES-conference in Tilburg on October 15th and 16th of 2019 Read More
Local and transnational design- and testsessions for youngsters, coaches/professionals and project partners (2018-2021) Read More