On the 9th of June 2023, in the town of Samokov, Bulgaria, Bulgarian sports development association held a dissemination event within the framework of the EntrepreNEETs initiative, in which sports specialists, sports managers and professionals in the field of sports participated. During the event, the prepared training materials under the project were discussed and tested, as well as the future partnership activities. ЕntrepreNEETs is a strategic partnership in the field of youth that aims to empower young female NEETs by providing them with entrepreneurial skills in the fields of social entrepreneurship, intercultural communication, project management, digital, and ICT skills.
The project aims at combatting the following two aspects: the overrepresentation of women in the NEET category and their underrepresentation as entrepreneurs. The main strategy that is going to be implemented to accomplish this goal is to provide youth workers with tools based on non-formal education (NFE). Thus, the project will be the exchange of good practices, aimed at producing a toolkit that can be used across the EU in fostering entrepreneurship. It will do so by employing Entrepreneurship as a Competence framework (EntreComp), working on the 3 competencies it defines: ‘’ideas and opportunities’’, ‘’resources’’ and ‘’into action’’. The following EntreComp goals are in the scope of the project: ‘’I want to mobilize’’ and ‘’I want to create value’’. They will be accomplished by inspiring young female NEETs to pursue a career in the entrepreneurial world.

The project’s objectives are:
1. Development of entrepreneurial skills of female NEETs;
2. Decrease the number of women belonging to the NEET group;
3. Increase the number of female entrepreneurs;
4. Increase the teaching capabilities of youth workers in the field of entrepreneurship.

The long-term end result of EntrepreNEETs is the development of entrepreneurial skills of young women belonging to the NEET group, and, therefore, to increase their social inclusion and their employability. The collection of good practices from the Consortium of partners in initial research will lead to the creation of a toolkit that will be able to be deployed in any youth organization working with a similar target group. The tangible results, which will be developed through a mix of NFE methods will be as follows:
• EntrepreNEETs ultimate main target group are female NEETs aged 15-29. The needs of this group will be addressed by providing educational tools to youth workers that work with them. Therefore, the youth workers will be the second target group of the project.

EnterpreNEETs is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.