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Crowdfunding for Disadvantaged Youth – A Call to Join An Open Day in Brussels

by Sanja Lazic on 31.08.2021

In the current precarious EU labor market, young people often suffer from a lack of guidance and direction to start their own professional career, often resulting in failure or even complete undone. This is particularly the case for those youngsters coming from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The INCrowd project sees crowdfunding as an innovative tool that can be helpful for young people that are "NEET" (Neither in Employment nor in Education or Training). By expanding their knowledge in this field, we will build their capacities and entrepreneurial skills and, hopefully, support a new generation of change-makers in our society.

But for this, we need help from organizations working for and with young people (18-30 years old) who fit the description. Join us for the INCrowd Open day on September 21, where you’ll get to know other youth-focused organisations, learn more about the programme and hear about the next steps.

We would like to meet physically in Brussels and invite you to stay after the meeting for lunch.  In case of the new safety measures, the event will be held online.

Agenda

11:00 – 11:30     Welcoming coffee

11:30 - 12:00      Tour de table

12:00 - 12:15      Meet the European Crowdfunding Network

12:15 - 12:30      Meet the crowdfunding platform Growfunding

12:30 - 12:45      How can the INCrowd project support young people?

12:45 - 13:00      Action plan and follow-up

13:00 – 14:00     Lunch

Register for the Open day here.

What’s next?

From 18 to 30 November, 15-20 young people chosen for the programme will take part in workshops and learn:

•             How to structure an idea and turn it into a project

•             How to present the project

•             Define a budget

•             How to set up a communication campaign and use social networks

•             How to get the community excited about their project

Additionally, everyone will get individual support from coaches.

In February 2022, participants will also have the opportunity to meet fellow participants from other partner countries during a 3-day International Academy in Brussels.