The ‘Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development (SEED) programme for Green Growth in Borderline Communities’ empowers disadvantaged youth to successfully transition from education to work in Georgia and Armenia through developing their Social Entrepreneurship (SE) and Green Innovation (GI) skills. The action encourages in particular vulnerable groups in target regions to seek innovative solutions contributing to green growth and higher social impact of their professional activities.
The overall objective of the project is to develop the entrepreneurial potential of young people from the EaP region in the field of social entrepreneurship, with a view to contributing to social cohesion, employment, inclusion and reduction of inequalities. The specific objective of the action is to facilitate employability of the youth in Georgia and Armenia by capacity building, promoting sub-national, national and cross-border cooperation actions, supporting the establishment of favorable ecosystems for social entrepreneurship (SE) and green innovation (GI) as tools for social transformation.
Within the SEED program, a multi-stakeholder platforms for sub-national, national and cross-border cooperation will be created to promote youth social entrepreneurship activities and to foster policy dialogue for enabling environment for the development of SE. In addition, SEED will develop knowledge materials and educational programmes with a specific focus on green innovation and growth to develop skills of disadvantaged rural youth in the target regions of Georgia and Armenia.
Beside this, the program aims to support at least 20 new projects on social entrepreneurship and green innovation, which will be implemented in the target regions.
SEED will implement at least 3 joint trans-boundary activities as well as communication and visibility activities and educational campaigns to increase awareness on social entrepreneurship.
Mobility and people-to-people contacts; Cross-cutting priority areas; Economic development and better market opportunities