Erasmus+ KA205– “Start-U”

The project “Start-U: Defining (inclusive) paths to star (new) lives” is an ERASMUS+ project applied by ANJE- Associação Nacional de Jovens Empresários in partnership with international consortium of NGOs (from Portugal, Greece, North Macedonia and Croatia) has been approved for funding!



Europe becomes increasingly a diverse, inclusive, innovative and renewed place. However, due to the globalization process, young people face certain problems that condition their transition to adulthood.

Currently in Europe the number of young NEET; unemployed, at risk of poverty and social exclusion, among others, is very high. This project aims to combat these problems for young people. The solution to be developed involves the development of the key competences on young people and youth workers and the investment in entrepreneurship and social innovation, taking into account young people’s aspirations, creativity, talents and needs.


The social problem is the social and professional exclusion of young people, due to the lack of development of key competences and the lack of stimulation of the entrepreneurship and social innovation.


1. Promote the empowerment of youth workers to improve their work with young people, namely in terms of social inclusion, entrepreneurship, social innovation, non-formal education, key competences, employability and education;m

2. Implement non-formal education and informal education in youth intervention, involving the needs, problems, aspirations, challenges and expectations of young people and in complementarity with formal education;

3. Encourage entrepreneurship and social innovation as a solution for equal opportunities, social inclusion and improving young employability;

4. Sensitize the associative, school/academic, political, social, among other relevant sectors, to the need to develop synergies with the youth sector, supporting the development of young people;

5. Develop a guide of good practices, which can be generalized and applied to different contexts, allowing the improvement of the quality of the youth sector, based on social entrepreneurship and social innovation.


  1. Portugal (Lead): ANJE – Associação Nacional de Jovens Empresários

  2. Greece: Entrepreneurship And Social Economy Group (EKO)

  3. North Macedonia: Mladinski Senat Strumica

  4. Croatia: PAR Institute for Developing Lifelong Learning














TM 1 – Greece

TM 2 – Macedonia 

TM 3 – Croatia


  1. Reflection and sharing on new practices, methodologies (such as NFE) and innovative, effective and inclusive methods to explore with young people and solve the identified social problem;

  2. Transfer of experiences and life experiences;

  3. Development of learning and skills;

  4. Creation of materials and contents (including tangible results).


Local Sessions

  • Sharing experiences and experiences as a function of participation in the project; Recognition of new practices, methodologies (such as NFE), and innovative, effective and inclusive methods;
  • Development of key competences;

  • Creation of materials and contents.
  • Reflection and debate on the themes of the project;

  • Development of learning and skills;

  • Presentation of the projects built in the LS and discussion about them, with the intention of improving them and contributing to the final tangible result of the project;

  • Creation of materials and contents (including tangible results).ts in the Local Sessions.