Girls lead: Supporting young women into finding their place as social entrepreneurs and in taking on leadership roles early in life

‘Girls lead’ project aims at providing innovative and flexible ways for young women to get involved in entrepreneurial and social learning, enabling them to act as a force for change in their local communities and in wider society, and thus to overcome deprivation, inequality, educational disadvantage and social exclusion.
The project addresses young women, aged 15-29, NEETs, with the aim to contribute to cultivate and enhance youth social thinking and confidence, to developing their leadership attitude and deep community connections, and to reduce the opportunity gap for disadvantaged youth. It raises awareness of the needs of changing girls’ attitudes towards leadership and entrepreneurial thinking and learning by showing clear pathways to excellence while applying "confidence-building" measure and effective methodology for youth work in the field.

“Girls lead” is intended to develop a culture of initiative among young women, to build their leadership skills and help them realise their first enterprising ideas.

Actions are planned in four steps:
  • first step is to inspire the girls;
  • second - to train them leadership skills;
  • third - to help them network;
  • fourth - to let them get involved and act.

The project activities include:
- Promoting the Impact stories of female social entrepreneurs;
- Developing curriculum for Girls’ Leadership Support training program;
- Developing Girls’ Leadership Support Training kit with digital materials;
- Creating and piloting “Motivation hub for girls” as a model for sharing social skills and entrepreneurial ideas;
- Creating and reinforcing an online platform for young women’s interaction, communication and meaningful information about opportunities with social entrepreneurship and tools for generation of entrepreneurial idea with social impact.

The project is implemented by 7 organisations from 7 EU countries (Point Europa – UK - coordinator, Inthecity Project Development - the Netherlands, Spektrum Educational Center Foundation - Romania, Pistes Solidaires – France, Social Youth Development Civil Nonprofit society – Greece, Avangard Personal Consulting – Bulgaria, FONDO FORMACION EUSKADI SLL – Spain).
For more information visit the porjectsá website.

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Financial support: European Commision, Erasmus + Programme
Duration: 1 September 2018 to 31 October 2020.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This website and all its contents reflect the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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