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The European voice for informal carers

Social Entrepreneurship Skills for Young CAREgivers

Young people need professional support, which recognizes the real needs of their family members. A social entrepreneur is a person who pursues novel applications that have the potential to solve community-based problems. These individuals are willing to take on the risk and effort to create positive changes in society through their initiatives. A social entrepreneur is interested in starting a business for the greater social good and not just the pursuit of profits. It is not rare that people who have a family history of illness in their family become aware of community-based problems. Several reviews show that since 2007 the situation of affected children and adolescents has achieved an important place in international research. Based on the included studies, it is possible to identify theoretical models that help to describe and explain the phenomenon of young carers.

Social Entrepreneurship Skills for Young CAREgivers of people with chronic Illness – SESYCARE will focus on offering social entrepreneurial skills and information about EU funded opportunities and training for young people from Greece, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey who wish to develop their social entrepreneurship.  (

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