Developping digital and entrepreunarial skills for young NeetS

The first Transnational Project Meeting Agenda took place on the 17th of January 2022 in Turin, Italy


In recent years, the share of young people not in education, employment, or training (NEETs) has shown a remarkable increase in many European countries, such as Italy, Greece, Spain and Bulgaria. The wide diffusion of NEETs represents an alarming social issue, as being NEET predisposes young people to long-term unemployment and social exclusion (EUROSTAT, 2019).
More specifically, unemployment is generally higher among young people than prime age adults, and those who do work tend to have poorer-quality jobs and are much more likely to be on temporary contracts or to earn low wages than older workers. Moreover, young people with disabilities are twice as possible to be in a NEET situation as their peers without disabilities.

ENTER aims to be an effective response to the consequences of the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, which has also affected young people in the workplace, with even more serious consequences for young boys and girls with disabilities.


description of the project

The Consortium of ENTER project ” empower NEETS for social entrepreneurship”, shaped by 5 partners from Greece, Italy, Spain and Bulgaria (these countries recorded NEET rates above the EU average of 16.4 %, while the highest rates were recorded in Italy and Greece, 27.8 % and 25.1 % respectively), decided to implement the ENTER project in order to reinforce digital skills and social entrepreneurial mindset of young people (20-34 years old) neither in employment or in education or training.

Keeping up with technological advancements and developing digital skills will be important in order to create, market and host creative output, content or services. The demand for business support skills such as management and planning will be likely to increase. Within this skills set, financial management is perceived to be paramount to ensuring the smooth running of a business.
ENTER focuses on innovation and adaptation where young people are encouraged to try new ideas in an open environment. Also focus on empathy and understanding of the needs of the local communities, moving the participants of the project and other stakeholders to a more active role in their community. Digital skills & technologies, like 3D design and 3D printing (3DP), can transform new innovative ideas into reality with low cost and immediate response to challenges and problems of local communities.
The 3DP technology allows for the localised, decentralised production of customized products based on the needs and demands of the local communities. This technology can help young generations to adapt in new social demands and priorities by developing new technology skills and knowledge.


  1. Developing digital skills and competences (3D Design & Printing) for young NEETs with or without disabilities with a focus on the challenges faced by the society, in local communities and cultural/creative sector
  2. Developing social entrepreneurial skills & mindset for young NEETs
  3. The Design & support of a “Social & Entrepreneurial Digital Hub”
  4. Increasing the employability of young NEETs with or without disabilities
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  1. Design Webinars for 3D Design and 3D printing technology  for NEET’s  that focus on their empowerment to become pioneers entrepreneurs and develop ventures of  social entrepreneurship
  2. Design Webinars for Design Thinking methodology for promotion of the Entrepreneurial attitude towards societal challenges and creativity reinforcement
  3. A Social and Cultural Entrepreneurial Hub, as an accelerator for creative and innovative solutions for local communities

ENTER wants to give the possibility to increase the employability of young NEETS with or wihout disabilities.

The partners that make up ENTER will invite, through an open call, to participate in webinars on digital technologies. Interested participants will apply through the project website by filling in an application form and uploading their CV. ENTER aims to involve at least 75 people from participating countries. An e-learning platform with its own digital hub will be created to facilitate collaboration between participants and local communities.

Get a look to the website below: 

 Project Number: 2021-1-ELO2-KA220-YOU-000029087



This project has been funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The information and views set out in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the European Union. Neither the European Union institutions and bodies nor any person acting on their behalf may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained therein.