The health crisis linked to COVID-19 has underscored multiple social, economic and environmental problems countries have to face during and after the end of this crisis.
One of the most effective ways to confront these challenges is through sustainable entrepreneurship. Sustainable entrepreneurship builds on the basics of entrepreneurship and extends it to encompass addressing ecological and social concerns through the creation of new enterprises and innovation in existing enterprises.
Sustainable entrepreneurship recognizes changes in the form of the increasing scientific evidence about the effects of ecological disruption on human populations and the environment and increasing evidence of rising social inequities that are disruptive to the business environment and global society. Sustainable businesses recognize change by understanding that the consuming public is becoming increasingly concerned about these challenges to a sustainable world.
Therefore, young entrepreneurs are interested in developing inspiring solutions to challenging global sustainability issues, but at the same time, they do not possess the knowledge and appropriate business skills to create a sustainable business or adopt a sustainable model for their existing businesses.
Under these circumstances, our project aims to exchange best practices about sustainability in entrepreneurship in order to support young entrepreneurs across Europe to create and run their own sustainable businesses.
The project’s main objectives are:
- to create a network of organizations active in the field of sustainable business in order to exchange best practices
- to create a network of young entrepreneurs in the sustainable business sector across Europe
- to provide young entrepreneurs with the appropriate skills and knowledge to run their own sustainable business
- to create innovative learning tools and methods for the aforementioned purposes that can be used during the pandemic crisis (e.g. e-learning platform)
Target groups: young entrepreneurs, NGOs, youth organizations, SMEs