YOU-CYCLE revolves around the use of a circular economy to promote youth entrepreneurship and active citizenship among marginalized
young people, especially NEETs (Not engaged in Education, Employment or Training), thus seeking to bring inclusion and diversity in both the environmental and the entrepreneurial realm. The core theme of the project is environment and fight against climate change. Our main priorities are:

  • inclusion and diversity in all fields of education, training, youth and sport
  • promoting active citizenship, young people’s sense of initiative and youth entrepreneurship including social entrepreneurship.


YOU-CYCLE seeks to promote a circular economy as a means of empowerment of disadvantaged young people who could use their knowledge and green skills to set-up or join social enterprises that benefit their local communities. At the same time, it seeks to devise a replicable training model that can benefit stakeholders working with young people across different sectors. Objectives:

  • Explore and learn from the best practices and methods to use social entrepreneurship as a tool for the green transition among disadvantaged young people.
  • Build the capacity to amplify local green impact and disadvantaged youngsters’ activation by tapping into networks of local changemakers who will act as mentors for the development of green business ideas.
  • Develop an online international community of public and private stakeholders able to increase the engagement towards a circular economy and support disadvantaged young people to become change-makers in their communities.
  • Disseminate and promote the YOU-CYCLE model -in both formal and non-formal learning environments- which entails the use of entrepreneurship to enable disadvantaged young people to be at the center of the transition towards circular economy everywhere in Europe.