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The EU-Supported Opportunity for Driven Youth in Georgia


World Vision Georgia is pleased to announce the registration for SKYE Club members under the EU-funded SKYENET project. The initiative aims to foster social entrepreneurship and promote active citizenship among youth across various regions of Georgia.

With EU support within the SKYE Net project, 10 SKYE clubs will be established in selected municipalities of Georgia, including Khobi, Zugdidi, Chkhorotsku, Baghdati, Zestafoni, Akhaltsikhe, Adigeni, Dusheti, Telavi, and Akhmeta. 250 young individuals will be selected, uniting 25 motivated youth in each club. It is essential that applications come from residents within the designated region. This program is scheduled to run from April 2024 to February 2025.

Young people need diverse support mechanisms to cultivate the individual competencies essential for engaging in social, civic, and economic life. The EU-supported Skills and Knowledge for Youth Empowerment (SKYE) Club is a holistic initiative to support youth in developing the skills, behaviours, and attitudes necessary to obtain sustainable livelihoods and participate constructively in their communities. SKYE Club is one of the successful models of World Vision implemented in Armenia and Georgia since 2015. These clubs cater to young individuals aged 16 to 29 who face unemployment and possess limited educational backgrounds yet exhibit a strong interest in acquiring new skills and making meaningful contributions to their communities. These clubs serve as platforms for weekly gatherings where youth explore essential employability and life skills, identify community challenges, and collaborate on planning and executing community service and social enterprise projects. Participants engage in two community projects annually, with each successive project increasing in complexity and depth of community impact and fostering enhanced youth leadership, project management, and business development skills.

The application form contains detailed information (in the Georgian language). If you are interested in this position, kindly click the link provided and complete the form by May 2, 2024: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ZASkIWi_T0ajROV5zC9cCMxnuhyDSAgHmfUEoQjvfP8/viewform?edit_requested=true

About the project:

The SKYENET project is funded by the European Union under its EU4Youth Programme and implemented by World Vision Armenia, World Vision Georgia, MilleniuM Training and Development Institute (Moldova), and IRIS Business Incubator (Armenia). The action fosters active participation of youth in both democratic and economic life by enhancing entrepreneurial and career management skills among youth, with a focus on disadvantaged youth, as well as supporting youth-led social enterprises that address community-level problems and focus on digital and green transition in Armenia, Georgia, and Moldova. The project proposes  (i) establishing a ‘SKYE Net’ transnational platform to facilitate experience and knowledge sharing among youth in Armenia, Georgia, and Moldova, focusing on digital and green transformation. The platform will engage relevant private and public actors, educational institutions, and representative youth organisations from these three countries; secondly, (ii) supporting youth social entrepreneur start-ups, focusing on green and digital economies, and promoting information about and access to existing business support schemes. The project is scheduled for implementation from July 1st, 2023, til June 30, 2025. 

This article has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of World Vision Georgia and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.