On the 20 of August, project “European Coworking network” has been started. The project has been initiated by the local Croatian partners -ZADRA NOVA and City of Zadar.
With more than 1.600 spaces in operations across Europe, coworking is by far the largest bottom-up community based network of entrepreneurs. Worldwide, the number of coworking spaces is doubling every year, getting close to 3.000. It is effective support tool for entrepreneurship, hence it will be used to support youth interested in starting their own self-employment or business.
The project addresses specific problems related to unemployment and self-employment of young people: the need to reduce start up costs (office rent, secretariat costs, room meeting, ICT tools, etc.), the need to combat the sense of isolation, helping young nomadic workers moving throughout Europe in obtaining affordable working facilities, the need to stimulate self-employment in local contexts, the need to increase creative thinking and foster innovation in self-employment and social entrepreneurship. The project fosters entrepreneurial attitudes, developing multilingualism and use of ICT, promotes use and sharing digital content what is in line with 2015 Annual Work Programme for the implementation of Erasmus+.
The partners involved are 7, coming from: Croatia, Spain, Belgium, Latvia and Hungary. Croatian partners ZADRA NOVA City of Zadar and Association Pokreni ideju – Impact Hub Zagreb ,Organisation for the Economic Promotion of Gran Canaria,(Spain),’L’OFFICE, Budapest,(Hungary) and Betacowork, Bruxelles,(Belgium).
First meeting is planned in Zadar, during 24-25 of September.
This project is co-financed within Erasmus+ program KA2 Strategic partnership. The information and views set out in the project materials are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the European Commission.