«From Theory to Action - ActYouth EU» is a European project funded by the European Commission under the EU programme Erasmus+. The main goal of the project is to develop a system aiming at recognizing, evaluating and developing horizontal skills of young people, students and graduates (particularly entrepreneurship skills, such as initiative and creativity).
Also, ActYouth EU aims at improving higher education, targeting at smart, sustainable and comprehensive developmental fields, such as:
- Youth on the Move ,
- Digital Agenda for Europe,
- Skills for jobs
- The Entrepreneurship Action Plan 2020
A strategic partnership of five expert organizations from four European countries (Cyprus, Poland, Lithuania, Portugal) is formed in order to ensure maximal disseminations and exploitation in the EU. These organizations are Eurosuccess Consulting (the coordinator of the programme), the European University Cyprus, the University of Aveiro in Portugal, the OIC Poland Foundation Foundation in Poland and the Vyatus Magnus University in Lithuania.
The programme has a duration of 24 months which has begun in October 2015 and will be completed in October 2017.
The short-term objective of ActYouth EU is to create and provide a structured and analytical methodology accompanied by appropriate "training tools" to trainers and academics who are responsible for the improvement of horizontal and entrepreneurial skills of young people. All the skills that the students will acquire will have a positive effect in finding work resulting in an increase of European competitiveness and social cohesion.
The prospective results that will be derived from the implementation of the project are:
- ICT tool for competence assessment for students and graduates,
- Training package for trainers and educators, and
- On-line simulation game - a tool to improve the entrepreneurial and transversal skills of students and graduates.