The projects of Innovation Hub Catania

As an innovation hub, JO Education has taken part in several projects. Here are some of the most important:

Innovation hub’s projects

As an innovation hub, JO Education has taken part in several projects. Here are some of the most important:

The YES project, co-funded by the European programme Erasmus+, helps youth workers to understand what entrepreneurship is and to put it into practice through a series of modern and digital tools within the Venture Programme Project (VPP). The final aim is to improve young workers’ basic competencies, contributing to the fight against youth unemployment.

The Social SME Academy project aims to promote social entrepreneurship among young people by fostering their creativity and giving them support in starting up their new business ideas through a Business Incubator Coaching Programme. It offers strong impact towards youth willing to undertake entrepreneurial experience in social field by empowering their soft skills and competences and supporting them in creation of new businesses ideas.

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a cross-border exchange programme that gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses in other Participating Countries. The exchange of experience takes place during a stay with the experienced entrepreneur, which helps the new entrepreneur acquire the skills needed to run a small firm.

MENTEE (Mentoring, Networking and Training for European Entrepreneurs) aims to support want-to-be and young entrepreneurs across Europe, providing them with practical entrepreneurial experiences and know-how, together with informal competencies that could be ensured by the constant connection created with mentors/experienced entrepreneurs.

Be Your Own Boss is an Erasmus+ project that aims to adapt and transfer a methodology of adult education developing entrepreneurial skills in learners, increasing their capacity to create their own jobs. It also trains and provides adult educators with a practical and flexible coaching methodology to enable learners in disadvantaged and peripheral communities to create their own employment and become entrepreneurs.