Profiling the new young social entrepreneur

2022 is the European Year of Youth, an EU initiative on the importance of youth to building a better future. Social entrepreneurship is becoming very attractive to young generations. By becoming social entrepreneurs, young people contribute to the economy, unlock their skills, and contribute to shaping Europe’s future. Young generations’ contribution is very meaningful when it comes to the twin transition, bringing them to the heart of the upcoming economic transformation. Young social entrepreneurs can also have a great role in facing youth unemployment, creating decent and fair jobs and promoting social inclusion and innovation. However, there is a need to better outline the skills and profiles of the young entrepreneurs to understand if policies and tools are answering their needs. This paper aims at profiling the young social entrepreneur while making an overview of the main EU level policy instruments and tools that address this topic.

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