With support from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the British Council is initiating the project ‘Encouraging youth entrepreneurship in Western Balkans’. The purpose of the project is to support young people from the region to start their own businesses and improve employability skills through quality training programmes and UK experiences, and to influence Western Balkans decision makers to empower the next generation of young entrepreneurs.

The project will focus on supporting young entrepreneurs to improve their business and digital skills. This will be complemented with support to governments in the region to propose policies which provide an enabling entrepreneurial environment. 

The project includes the following activities:

  • Regional conference on youth entrepreneurship for policy and decision makers, Skopje, 26 November 2015
  • Youth entrepreneurs challenge event, February 2016
  • Study visits for policy and decision makers, and young entrepreneurs to the UK, March 2016

Watch this space as we announce additional project details.

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