Commitment to Action

Balkans Youth Entrepreneurship and Engagement

Commitment by

International Youth Foundation

In 2005 the Balkan Children and Youth Foundation (BCYF) committed to raise money to provide young unemployed people with paid internships, grants for start-up businesses and training and/or retraining grants, towards reconnecting them with the labor market and improving their living standards.

Since 2006 BCYF has raised more than $ 750,000 in five countries, funded 40 small youth businesses employing approximately 100 people, provided 1500 young people with paid internships, and engaged 5000 unemployed people in life-skills trainings.

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Commitment

Balkans Youth Entrepreneurship and Engagement

Launched

2005

Est. Duration

3 years

Region

Europe

Countries

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia

Commitment by

International Youth Foundation

Partner(s)

Balkan Children and Youth Foundation