StartUp2 – Start run and grow your business

StartUp2 – Start run and grow your business

Objectives To enhance entrepreneurship, develop the international outlook and the competitiveness of European SMES To foster start-up entrepreneurs and newly-established micro and small enterprises by creating transnational networks and thus exchange of experience and...
COME IN – Competences in Enterprises on Integration

COME IN – Competences in Enterprises on Integration

Objectives To contribute to the efficient integration of refugees in European labour market. To enhance staff managers’ competences and willingness to employ and to successfully interact with refugees and to integrate them into their organisations. To support...
SeasonReady – Work-based learning for seasonal hospitality workers

SeasonReady – Work-based learning for seasonal hospitality workers

Objectives To improve competitiveness of hospitality and tourism sector by fostering productive, professional, efficient and motivated seasonal workforce in three key areas – front-line operations, food and beverages services and housekeeping. To develop a training...
DiMenSion – Developing marketing solutions for sustainable brands

DiMenSion – Developing marketing solutions for sustainable brands

Objectives To jointly develop and implement professional development program in marketing and event management for managers and marketers. To improve the learning environment for adult professionals through innovative tailored and flexible courses. To create new and...
ARISE – Appetite for Enterprise

ARISE – Appetite for Enterprise

Objectives To foster networking, knowledge, experience-sharing among social workers, trainers, intercultural mediators and key stakeholders to strengthen resources supporting integration of migrant women and their access to work and development of entrepreneurial...
ASAP – Anticipatory Skills for Adapting the Publishing sector

ASAP – Anticipatory Skills for Adapting the Publishing sector

Objectives To promote the awareness of the role of the publishing sector in the European culture and identity and enhance the role of small and medium publishers also at regional level To create professional skills with the needed requirement for accompanying the...
Volunteer Validation – An investment in own profession future

Volunteer Validation – An investment in own profession future

Volunteer Validation – An investment in own profession future

ObjectivesActivitiesResultsPartnersInfo & contacts

  • To increase awareness among young people of the benefits for their personal development by providing voluntary service and enhance their skills to promote to employers and other stakeholders their strengths and knowledge acquired during informal learning
  • To raise awareness of employers about volunteering as a tool for development of soft skills, key competencies and the benefits of informal learning
  • To introduce systems for validation of competences acquired through volunteering – creation of an electronic platform, recommendations, volunteers’ books
  • To develop entrepreneurial attitudes and skills in young people

  • Conducting international volunteer training to develop entrepreneurial attitudes and skills in young people
  • Socio-psychological studies: in-depth interviews, focus groups, scanning, processing statistical methods
  • Research, adaptation and implementation of volunteering competences validation tools as well as the creation of the Volunteer Validation electronic Platform and references
  • Study visits of identified best practices in Spain and the Netherlands

  • Socio-psychological study Reports
  • 5-days International training course in Romania for young volunteers “Entrepreneur as a discoverer”
  • International Forum and workshops with the participation of professionals in the field of human resources management, to learn about and discuss the implementation of the validation of skills acquired through volunteering and informal learning in the selection and development of staff
  • Volunteering competences validation tools

  • Coordinator: NAVA – National Alliance for Volunteer Action (Bulgaria)
  • Asociatia Pro Vobis – Centrul National de Resurse pentru Voluntariat (Romania)
  • Industry Watch Group LLC (Bulgaria)
  • EDOS Foundation (The Netherlands)
  • Consejo de la Juventud de España (Spain)
  • BAMP – Bulgarian Association for People Management (Bulgaria)
  • Sofiiski Universitet Sveti Kliment Ohridski (Bulgaria)
  • CESIE (Italy)

Date of project: 10/10/2016 – 09/10/2018

DG of reference: DG EAC, Education and Training, Key Action 2: Co-operation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices – Strategic Partnership in the field of YOUTH

Contact: CESIE: julia.isasi@cesie.org


REST – Refugee Employment Support and Training

REST – Refugee Employment Support and Training

Objectives To contribute to the efficient management of migration flows and the implementation, strengthening and development of a common Union approach to asylum and immigration To integrate refugees at the workplace considering European employers need practical and...
COPE – Connection Opportunities for People in Europe

COPE – Connection Opportunities for People in Europe

COPE – Connection Opportunities for People in Europe

ObjectivesActivitiesResultsPartnersInfo & contacts

  • To promote European Union values, diversity, social inclusion, inter-cultural and social dialogue
  • To fight against long-term work, education and training inactivity as it is one of the suicide, depression, mental health causes and provide solutions
  • To connect Youth in Europe to Erasmus+ beneficiaries to exchange good practices, discuss opportunities
  • To increase youth participation at community level increasing employability and social skills
  • To connect youth with job centres and Erasmus+ sending/hosting organisations
  • To motivate youth to take part in a mobility project and thus decrease fears related to mobility

  • Creating of an online platform gathering all the created tools and providing opportunity to connect and exchange good practices, advice, practical information, as well to develop their own network and to keep in touch with people after their mobility project
  • Promoting EU and European and international mobility grants – making EU and mobility understandable to all * Developing a guide helping youth in their project preparation: explain practical information (e.g. how to get a European Health Insurance Card), the life cycle of a mobility project and provide a list with links and free online materials (grammar, books, videos, vocabulary) helping the youth to improve their language skills
  • Making available Online training materials to enhance soft skills and support acquisition (documents, links that people can use to prepare themselves before the departure)

  • COPE Online Platform for Youth – OPY
  • Mobility Manual: a guide preparing for a mobility project
  • COPE Training Kit: to increase basic soft skills and employability skills, transferable in any work place
  • Multipliers events in each participating country

  • Coordinator: CCW – Training Academy Ltd (United Kingdom)
  • ADICE Association Pour Le Developpement Des Initiatives Citoyennes Et Europeennes (France)
  • Europejskie Forum Mlodziezy Stowarzyszenie (Poland)
  • SophieDelebarre Conseil (France)
  • CESIE (Italy)

Follow the project IN ACTION

Date of project: 01/07/2016 – 30/06/2018

DG of reference: DG EAC, Education and Training, Key Action 2: Co-operation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices – Strategic Partnership in the field of YOUTH

Contact: CESIE: caroline.dickinson@cesie.org


STARTUP – Start, run and grow your business

STARTUP – Start, run and grow your business

STARTUP – Start, run and grow your business

ObjectivesActivitiesResultsPartnersInfo & contacts

  • To enhance entrepreneurship, develop the international outlook and the competitiveness of European SMES
  • To foster start-up entrepreneurs and newly-established micro and small enterprises by creating transnational networks and thus exchange of experience and good practice
  • To facilitate exchange of experiences, learning and networking for new EU entrepreneurs through periods spent at SMEs of experienced entrepreneurs in another country, empowering SMEs from all European countries to become more competitive and to support the growth of their companies internationallyThe project targets the following business sectors: Social Economic Sector | Research and Development | ICT and Hi-Tech | Training and consulting | Renewable energies

  • Providing on-the-job-training for 70 New Entrepreneurs (NE) with firm intention to set up a business
  • Supporting 62 Host Entrepreneurs (HE) who want to expand their business or enter other European markets
  • Building on capacity and support of 62 business relationships involving 132 entrepreneurs from different EU countries and from several business sectors
  • Promotional activities of the EYE programme around Europe
  • Enrolling at least 240 NEs and HEs as potential participants to be involved in the mobility exchanges

  • Acquisition of new competences (linguistic, intercultural, technical, management and financial ones)
  • Direct knowledge of another country’s working methods and of the transnational dimension of the SMEs
  • Development of communication channels and transnational networks
  • Improvement of the performance of the SMEs both in terms of effectiveness and efficiency
  • Investment in ideas sharing, generation and development, stimulating social innovation
  • Capacity to maintain the natural links with the local territory, having at the same time an European level overview of SMEs’ situation,

  • Coordinator: CESIE (Italy)
  • Cambre of Commerce Italo-Slovacca – CCIS (Slovakia)
  • ADICE – Association for the Development of Citizen and European Initiatives (France)
  • BIC – North East Business & Innovation Centre Ltd (United Kingdom)
  • Cambra de Comerç de Barcelona, BCC (Spain)
  • ANJE – Portuguese Association for Young Entrepreneurs (Portugal)
  • BA School of Business and Finance (Latvia)

Follow the project IN ACTION

Date of project: 01/02/2016 – 31/01/2018

DG of reference: DG GROWTH, COSMEErasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

Contact: CESIE: rita.quisillo@cesie.org