A new project aimed at equipping young learners throughout Europe with effective learning tools to start their own business, officially launched this week at South West College (SWC) and will run until November 2021.

Digitize Enterprise is an Erasmus+ funded project which brings together a consortium of five European partner organisations – South West College, Donegal Youth Service, Institute of Entrepreneurial Development (Greece), DRAMBLYS (Spain) and Citizens in Power (Cyprus).

The project also aims to address the learning needs of youth leaders to ensure they have the skills and knowledge to successfully deliver youth work in the area of enterprise.

Representatives from each of the European partners attended the launch event at SWC.

“This project is a fantastic opportunity to encourage young people to step into enterprise and entrepreneurship. With our project outputs, young people throughout Europe will be able to learn about various aspects of enterprise via one digital learning space," said Enterprise Co-Ordinator at SWC Dominic McGeown.

“We hope that this project and its outcomes will help boost the entrepreneurial spirit of the youth not only in Northern Ireland but throughout Europe.”

Lina Klemkaite from the Spanish-based social creativity lab, DRAMBLYS added: “The Digitize Enterprise project presents a unique learning opportunity for partners as well as youth workers and learners, to deepen their expertise in youth work and gain relevant experience working with youth in different European countries.”

Digitize Enterprise is an Erasmus+ funded project - an EU programme for education, training, youth and sport. In the UK, the programme is managed by the Erasmus+ UK National Agency, a partnership between the British Council and Ecorys UK. The project is funded under Key Action 2 of the programme.

For further information or advice on the Digitize Enterprise project, please get in touch with dominic.mcgeown@swc.ac.uk or call 028 8772 0644.